The world doesn't run without science and math. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation makes sure the country doesn't run out of scientists and mathematicians. The program awards funds for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to college juniors and seniors who are pursuing careers in math, natural sciences, or engineering. Students are nominated by their college or university. Three hundred recipients each year come from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and, as one entity, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Congress created the foundation in 1986 to honor US Senator Barry Goldwater.