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Competition Details

Goldwater Scholarship

Goes By: Goldwater
Fellowship Website

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) for the past 22 consecutive years.

Award Value

Up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, and room and board.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Sophomore, Junior

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required Yes
Year of Study Funded Junior, Senior
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Social Sciences
Areas of Interest: Research
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Goldwater Pre-Application Deadline
Monday, October 1, 2018

Goldwater Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, October 22, 2018
Noon ET


Goldwater Getting Started Workshop
Monday, April 29, 2019
4:00 p.m.

DeSaussure 228

Last updated: September 21, 2018

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