The Goldwater and Marshall Scholarships are highly competitive extramural support opportunities that students at UNC Asheville may be nominated to apply for. As the campus representative for these scholarships, faculty wishing to nominate a student should contact Dr. R. Graham Reynolds, Director of the Honors Program, to proceed.
Students who are interested in being nominated for these scholarships should reach out to their department chair, who will contact Dr. Reynolds. Please keep in mind that students need to take a lot of initiative to pursue these prestigious and competitive scholarships.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a Congressional scholarship to support sophomore and junior students pursuing education and research in the natural sciences. About 450 Goldwater Scholars are selected from across US undergraduate institutions each year. The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Rising junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Rising senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of support.
UNC Asheville typically nominates only 1 or 2 students per year to apply. Applications are due on the last day of January each year.
The Marshall Scholarship provides an opportunity for US-based undergraduates to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom. Only fifty students from across the US are selected each year.
UNC Asheville typically does not nominate a student each year, but we do submit a nominee every few years. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic scholarship opportunity for the right student. Marshall Scholarships are typically due in mid-September.
Previous UNC Asheville Scholarship Recipients
UNC Asheville has had three Goldwater Scholarship recipients in the last four years!