Applications accepted for national science, engineering and math sholarships
Oakland University sophomores and juniors who are majoring in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics are invited to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that was created to encourage outstanding students from across the nation to pursue careers in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 annually.
“The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship in the United States for science and engineering,” said Brad Roth, physics professor and OU faculty representative for the award. “I would like to see a student from OU be a Goldwater scholar.”
To be eligible, a student must be full-time sophomore or junior during the 2009-10 academic year, carry a minimum 3.0 GPA, rank in the upper fourth of his or her class and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Sophomores who are awarded the scholarship will be supported during their junior and senior years, while junior scholarship winners will be supported during their senior year.
The university may nominate up to four students for the scholarship. If more than four students apply, then a committee of OU faculty will select the four nominees. Each of those candidates will receive a $100 honorarium from the university.
To be considered for nomination, students must submit the scholarship application along with an institutional endorsement and three letters of recommendation by Jan. 5, 2010.Additionally, personal essays and official transcripts must be submitted to Roth in Room 166 of the Hannah Hall of Science.
Sophomores and juniors who are majoring in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics are invited to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award of up to $7,500.
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