2024 Goldwater Scholars
Heath Caldwell, Tyler Delridge, Amberly Guerrero, and Amanda Haab, Montana State University students are the four most recent recipients of the prestigious national Goldwater Scholarships.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is the nation's premier scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  The Goldwater Foundation aims to ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.

Over its 30-year history, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have gone on to win other prestigious awards like the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship, Churchill Scholarship, Astronaut Scholarship, and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship that support our Scholars’ graduate school work.

Today, Goldwater alumni can be found conducting research that is helping defend the Nation, finding cures for catastrophic diseases and teaching future generations of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

Montana State University has produced 90 Goldwater Scholars since the scholarship's founding. Meet some of our students, and learn more about their experiences below.


Number of Goldwater Scholars MSU has produced in the past ten years.


Number of Goldwater Scholars at MSU since the program was founded.


Number of students enrolled in Honors courses across campus.


Meet our Goldwater Scholars

Montana State is currently tied with Yale for 10th nationally for Goldwater Scholarship recipients. With 86 scholars, we're ahead of places like MIT, Brown, and Cornell. Other notable schools in the top 10 include Harvard and Stanford.


Heath, Tyler, Amberly, and Amanda, the 4 Goldwater Scholars

Heath Caldwell

Tyler Delridge

Amberly Guerrero

Amanda Haab


Ava Graham and Maddie Torrey

Ava Graham

Madison Torrey


Brooklyn Hunt and Shannon Hamp

Brooklin Hunt

Shannon Hamp


2021 Goldwater Scholars

Elliot Pryor

Laina Hall

Matthew Thompson

Pushya Krishna


2020 Golwater Scholars

Franklin Alongi

Sharidan Brown

Gabrielle Spurzem

Mikayla Wood


2019 Golwater Scholars

Ellen Brooks

Carter McIver

Brenden Pelkie

Garrett Peters


2018 Goldwater

Cara Robertus

Ryan Mason


Maggie Russell
Maggie Russell


2016 Goldwater

Josh Carter

Zane Huttinga

John Ryter


2015 Goldwaters

Brigit Noon

Anna Scott

Riley Shearer


2014 Goldwaters

Katherine Kent

McLain Leonard

Connor Murnion


2013 Goldwaters

Alissa Bleem

Natasha Pettinger

Brian Redman

Matt Sherick


David Halat
David Halat


2011 Goldwaters

Casey Donoven

Daniel Barta


2010 Goldwaters

Tim Brox

Loribeth Evertz