Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarships are awarded exclusively for undergraduate study. Each year around 240 scholarships are given to rising juniors and seniors with the ability and commitment to pursue research careers in mathematics and the natural sciences, as well as many engineering fields. Students awarded scholarships as rising juniors are eligible for two years of support. Rising seniors may receive one year of support. It is expected that students selected as Goldwater Scholars will pursue advanced degrees. 


  • Funding for tuition, fees, books, and room and board – up to a maximum of $7,500 annually in funding

To apply for this program, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (a higher GPA is generally beneficial to the application)
  • Be undergraduate sophomores or juniors planning to pursue advanced degrees and continue conducting research

Link to complete eligibility requirements

Internal Deadline: December 1st, 2023

National Deadline: January 26th, 2024

Campus Contacts:

Robert Wheeler, (Goldwater Scholarship Campus Advisor)

Nives Dal Bo-Wheeler, (Office of Major Scholarships, Director)