Up to three hundred Goldwater Scholarships are awarded each year to sophomores and juniors planning to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. Goldwater Scholars receive $7500 for each of their remaining years of undergraduate studies. The scholarship confers a good deal of prestige and can greatly strengthen future fellowship and graduate school applications.
ADVISERS: Katherine Marenco, Geology Department Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien or national. You must also be in the top quarter of your class. Eligible students will be notified at the beginning of fall semester. Please note that class ranking may shift a great deal between sophomore year and junior year, so many times students not eligible as sophomores may be eligible as juniors.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The Goldwater Committee looks for evidence of involvement in science and for potential to carry out scientific research. Research experience is helpful but not necessary. Goldwater Scholars are expected to pursue advanced degrees. Career plans could include any research positions in the sciences. Students who plan to study medicine must plan a research career rather than a career as a clinician.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Students interested in being nominated should submit the online internal application to the Dean’s Office by 5:00pm on the listed deadline. Please read the Internal Application Overview before submitting your internal application.
You will find out whether you have been selected as a nominee by early December.
External application, due to Dean Mancini by the listed deadline: