Required Statements

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is clear: We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our website.

When you send us an e-mail, the information provided is used solely for the purpose of responding to the request. The information is destroyed after the request has been fulfilled. An e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception, however, so you may not want to include personal information such as your social security number.

Thank you for visiting our website and reviewing our privacy policy.

For further information contact: Dr. John F. Mateja 703-756-6012

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC §552) was passed by Congress to assist in making federal government records available to the public. For general information about FOIA, please see the Department of Justice's FOIA Resources. For more information specific to a FOIA request to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, please contact the Foundation's office - Click here for Foundation administration contact information.

No Fear Act

On May 15, 2002, Congress enacted the "Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002," or the "No FEAR Act". One purpose of the Act is to require that federal agencies be accountable for violations of antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. (PL 107-174, Summary.) To date, there have been no complaints associated with the No FEAR Act filed with the Foundation. For further information on the "No FEAR Act", please see and

EEO Statement

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation ensures equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Federal Law prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants with respect to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, genetic information or disability. The Foundation also ensures equal employment opportunity for all employees or applicants regardless of pregnancy, marital status, or sexual orientation. Complaints of discrimination should be reported to the President of the Foundation at GoldwaterPres@GOLDWATERSCHOLARSHIP.GOV.

If you are seeking employment with the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation or with another branch of government, you may find additional information from the Office of Personnel Management or the Department of Labor.


The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation website includes links to information maintained by other organizations. The Foundation provides these links for your information and convenience, but the Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of information found on these links.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. It's basic authorities come from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

OSC's primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing.