Students Encouraged to Apply for Goldwater Scholarships

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University students interested in careers in mathematics, the
natural sciences, and engineering, and who have excellent academic records, are invited to apply for national
Barry M. Goldwater scholarships. The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of
$7,500 a year for the student’s junior and senior years.
In recent years, WSU students have been very successful in winning Goldwater awards, according to
Mary Sanchez-Lanier, Assistant Dean of the College of Sciences. “Goldwater scholarships are extremely
competitive, only 300 are awarded each year nationally out of a pool of more than 1,400 well qualified
nominees. It is a source of pride that WSU has had one or two winners in all but one of the last five or six
years,” said Sanchez-Lanier.
Interested WSU sophomores and juniors should contact Carla Caballero-Jackson at the Office of
Scholarship Services for applications. Applications are also available on the web at
Completed scholarship applications must be returned to the Scholarship Office no later than Dec. 18.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which was established
in 1986, will make the next round of awards in April 1999. To be considered for an award, students must
be nominated by their institution. To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior
and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, stand in the upper fourth of
their class, and be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or U.S. national who will pursue a career in mathematics,
the natural sciences or engineering.