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Please join us in congratulating the following prestigious scholarship winners!

Rish Ahuja who was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Mitchell Scholarship.

Sarah Mohamed was selected as 2015 recipient of the Marshall scholarship.


To learn more about these scholarship competitions, visit the following link http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/prestigious.php

UC Berkeley Prestigious Scholarship Winners

Beinecke Scholarship
Deadline: February 2016
Boren Scholarship
Deadline: January 2016
Churchill Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2015
Goldwater Scholarship
Deadline: December 2015
Marshall Scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Mitchell Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Rhodes Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Strauss Scholarship
Deadline: February 2016
Truman Scholarship
Deadline: January 2016
Udall Scholarship
Deadline: February 2016

Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: December 2015

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 per year for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, and engineering. The purpose of the award is to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers and advanced degrees in these fields. The foundation awards up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships nationwide; UC Berkeley can nominate four students for the award.

Eligibility requirements

  • Full-time sophomore or junior (planning one or two more years of full-time undergraduate study)
  • U.S. citizen, resident alien or U.S. national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Upper quarter of class (usually a minimum 3.5 GPA)

Selection criteria

Selectors seek students who demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in math, science, or engineering; display intellectual curiosity and intensity; and possess potential for significant future contributions in their chosen field. It is expected that Goldwater scholars will pursue advanced degrees. Students who plan to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. Typical fields of study include, but are not limited to, applied science, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, entomology, environmental science, genetics, geology, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, zoology, and all fields of engineering.

Application requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed on-line application
  • A two page essay discussing a significant issue or problem in the chosen field of study
  • Three letters of recommendation from a) two faculty members who can discuss the nominee's career potential (at least one of these must be in your field of study) and b) another individual who can attest to the nominee's potential. (If you have been involved in research, one of your letters must come from the individual who supervised your work)
  • A current college transcript
  • Transcript(s) from other institutions, that nominee attended with grades for courses taken.
  • (For non U.S. Citizens)Copy of the nominee's Permanent Resident card and letter of intent to become U.S. citizen, if nominee's citizenship status is permanent resident.

The UC Berkeley selection committee will select the university's nominees based on the above application materials and criteria.

The current year's application becomes available in mid-September.

UC Berkeley Goldwater applicants may make an individual advising appointment with Alicia Hayes, the Goldwater scholarship campus representative. For more information, contact Alicia Hayes.