The Congress makes the following findings:
Senator Barry Goldwater of the State of Arizona has served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including service in the United States Senate for a period of 30 years.
Senator Goldwater has a distinguished record as a Senator, including service as Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and as Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.
Senator Goldwater has long maintained a special interest in the education of America’s youth, particularly in the fields of science and mathematics.
It would, therefore, be a fitting tribute to the leadership, courage, and vision of Senator Goldwater to establish in his name a scholarship program to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics.
(Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title XIV, § 1402, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 4008.)