Two Fellowships for Science Students

All are invited to attend an information session about two scholarships, one undergraduate and one graduate, for students planning on pursuing a research career in science:

Barry M Goldwater

The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate award for students pursuing scientific research.

The scholarship provides up to $8,000 in educational support through a student’s senior year. The actual cash value of the award, however, is of secondary importance. The Goldwater provides a nationally recognized credential substantiating the strength and rigor of the student’s undergraduate work. Perhaps as importantly, major research institutions recruit from the Goldwater recipient list.

Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. Sophomores and Juniors only are eligible to apply. Students must plan to pursue research-based graduate studies. Students studying medicine are not eligible unless they plan to pursue an MD/PhD.

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are, or will be, pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

The scholarship provides a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens, and at or near the beginning of their graduate studies.

If you might be interested in applying for one of these awards, please attend the information session on Monday, May 5th from 12:15 to 1:30 in Honors Hall Room 12.

For further information or if you have questions, please contact
Dr. Ross Wheeler
Director of Honors at Queens College
Email: or Dr. Moira Egan, National Fellowships Advisor at

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