Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Louesa Akin

Louesa Akin

2011 Goldwater Scholarship Recipient

“Honestly, Centre provides the best education and preparation for applying for awards and scholarships. My freshman year, I asked nearly every teacher in the science department if I could do research with them. Although most of the professors I talked to weren’t able to offer me a research position then, they all pointed me in the direction of another professor who might be able to use my help for the summer.”

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The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was established to foster and encourage superior achievement in science and mathematics.


The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to foster and encourage superior achievement in science and mathematics. Goldwater Scholarships are the premier awards for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.


A student who is currently a sophomore or junior and ranks in the upper fourth of his or her class may apply; Centre College may nominate up to four students for the scholarship each year. The awards apply to tuition, fees, books, and room & board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Students interested in applying for the Goldwater Scholarship should contact the Centre Goldwater Scholarship representative no later than December 1.

Campus Advisor

Milton Reigelman



More information is available on the Goldwater Scholarship Web site: