Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Degree Level: Undergrad

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

GPA Cutoff: 3

Location: Any

Duration: One year

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.


This fellowship has a campus deadline. Please contact the Fellowships Office for details.

Download the Goldwater pre-application and process for 2014.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater. The purpose of the program is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified American scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to top college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
This scholarship is thus for highly ambitious and talented STEM students, those who are committed to and show exceptional promised for careers in mathematics, the sciences, or engineering. Goldwater Scholars typically intend to get a PhD in their field, have undergraduate research experience, and often have publications in the works.

Visit the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education site.


Missed a Goldwater info session? Watch this recording of a 
Goldwater webinar.

Presentation: Undergraduate Goldwater, Udall, and St. Andrews Scholarships PPT


Award Details

Amount: Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Duration: up to two years

Degree: Undergraduate. Students apply with either one or two years left in their undergraduate career. A four-year student could apply as a sophomore or a junior; a five-year student could apply as either a pre-junior or junior.


Student Information

2011-2012 Goldwater winner Kevin Knehr discusses his application experiences. Watch or download the