Goes By: Goldwater
The most prestigious undergraduate award for students in the sciences, the Goldwater recognizes exceptional students dedicated to a research career in math, science, or engineering.
Applicants must apply for university nomination. The university may nominate up to four students for the Goldwater.
USC has had at least one Goldwater scholar (and often more than one) annually since 1993.
Up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
|Year(s) of Application
Minimum Grade Point Average
|US Citizen, Permanent Resident
|Campus Nomination Required
|Year of Study Funded
||STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences
|Areas of Interest:
Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
Goldwater Pre-Application Deadline
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Goldwater Campus Nomination Deadline
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Goldwater 101 Information Session
Friday, March 27, 2020
Last updated: August 19, 2019
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