Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Nomination Process: Each campus can nominate 4 undergraduates; campus nominations due October (check with campus representative for calendar deadlines). No nominations after October will be accepted. Full application due last Friday in January. 

Selection Criteria: Extensive undergraduate research experience and a high GPA (usually greater than 3.7). Only sophomores and juniors can apply.

How to apply: Follow the steps in the nomination process or contact campus representative, Dr. John E. Banks, for more information. 

CSUMB Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Awardees

Efrain Ramirez, McNair Scholar, Psychology, 2024

Oscar Murillo-Espinoza, McNair Scholar, Mathematics, 2024

Anne (Annie) Hansen, Scholar, Marine Science, 2024

Ingrid Martinson, Scholar, Marine Science, 2023

Eva Scrivner, Scholar, Marine Science, 2022; See article

Spencer Winter, Scholar, Molecular Biology and Human Development and Family Sciences, 2022; See article

Kai Kaholoa'a, McNair Scholar, Marine Science, 2021; See article

Nicholas Heyer, Scholar and BD2K Scholar, Biology and Mathematics, 2020

Samantha Miller, Scholar, Biology, 2020

Victoria Assad, Scholar, Marine Science, 2019

Katrina Conen, Honorable Mention, Psychology, 2018

Malachi Alexander, Honorable Mention, Mathematics, 2017

Blake Hansen, Honorable Mention, Mathematics, 2017

Juan Cerda, Scholar, Biology, 2016

Jordan Collignon, Scholar, Mathematics, 2016

Emily King, Honorable Mention, Marine Science 2015

Beth Alger, Honorable Mention, Biology, 2015