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Goldwater Scholarship


Internal pre-application deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), November 4, 2021

Internal full application deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), December 9, 2021

Open to: Sophomores and juniors
Award type: Academic
Area(s) of study: STEM fields
Award criteria: academic achievement, research
Award provides: A portion of educational costs, including tuition, room and board, books, and other required fees up to $7,500 per academic year; recipients receive annual funding for each remaining year as an undergraduate.
Open to international students: No

  • Application form
  • Research Essay
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

 

  • Have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (the average GPA of applicants in recent years has been a 3.88, and winners, a 3.94)
  • Be pursuing full-time study during the 2021-22 year
    • Due to Covid-19, applicants in the 2020-21 cycle are not required to be enrolled full time at the time of application. 
  • Intend to pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
    • The Goldwater Foundation has supported students who intend to go into medicine when there is clear evidence that they intend to conduct medical research. This is made clearer if you indicate that you intend to pursue an MD/PhD, DO/PhD, or DVM/PhD, as a PhD is a research degree. You will be expected, as part of the application, to explain why obtaining the medical or veterinary degree as part of an MD/PhD or DVM/PhD will be an asset to you.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is designed to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Successful applicants must have substantial coursework, research, experience, and/or internships related to a clearly defined career path in a STEM field, as well as substantive laboratory experience that shows a progression of skills and duties over time. For more information, visit https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/.

2019/20:

2018/19:

2017/18:

2015/16:

  • Ethan Alwaise (‘17C), Mathematics

 

 

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