Sophomores and juniors, apply for Goldwater or Truman Scholarships by Dec. 2

The Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising has announced the opening of two highly competitive national scholarship competitions for the 2016-2017 year: the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship is given to sophomores and juniors in STEM fields who have excelled in the classroom and show promise as future research scientists. Recipients receive up to $7,500 for undergraduate expenses. Strong candidates for the award are in their second or third year of college, and possess:

– U.S. citizenship

– Past research experience

– Interest in pursuing a research career (Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.V.M.)

– 3.8 GPA or higher

Emily Robitschek
Emily Robitschek, 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Each year, CSU can nominate four students for Goldwater Scholarships. Interested candidates must submit completed applications to the Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising by Dec. 2 at 11:59 pm..

To learn more about the award and application process, please attend the upcoming information session on the Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3-4 p.m. in LSC 304-306. Emily Robitschek, a 2015 Goldwater Scholar from CSU, will answer questions and provide advice.

Contact Mary Swanson with additional questions about the scholarship.

Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is given to juniors interested in pursuing careers in public service. Awardees receive up to $30,000 for graduate school. Strong candidates for the award are in their third year, and possess:

– U.S. citizenship

– A demonstrated commitment to a career in public service

– Exceptional leadership skills

– A strong academic record

Elizabeth Hale, 2016 Truman Scholar
Elizabeth Hale, 2016 Truman Scholar

Each year, CSU can nominate between four and six students for the Truman Scholarship. Interested candidates must submit completed applications to the Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising by Dec. 2 at 11:59PM.

To learn more about the award and application process, please attend the upcoming information session on the Thursday, Oct. 13 from 1-2 p.m. in LSC 372-374. Elizabeth Hale, CSU’s 2016 Truman Scholar, will answer questions and provide advice.

Contact Mary Swanson with additional questions about the scholarship. She can be reached at Mary.Swanson@colostate.edu or 970-491-2185.

CSU University Communications Staff