Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores & juniors planning for careers in STEM research

The UW application for students interested in seeking nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship is now available! Brief details are included here, and further information and application instructions are at Please find a flyer attached as well. Please share with undergraduate sophomores and juniors (based on graduation date) in STEM fields engaged in research and planning for research careers!


The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.

UW DEADLINE for applications: November 13, 2017. Apply at


To be considered for nomination, a student must:

  • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year,
  • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering (for a complete list of fields, see,
  • Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale,
  • Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident.
  • Be nominated by their college or university. UW NOMINATION NOTE: To be competitive for nomination at UW, students should have a minimum of three quarters of research experience and a minimum GPA of 3.5.


Attend an information session to learn more about eligibility and suitability for this competitive scholarship program, information about the campus application and nomination process, and assistance students will receive if selected as campus nominees. Please RSVP at:

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

Please find additional UW application details at and on the official Goldwater website at


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