Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Key factors in award decisions include the candidate's career objectives and the extent to which that individual has the commitment and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field. It is expected that students selected as scholars will pursue advanced degrees (i.e. Ph.D). Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship ONLY if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice.


Sophomores and Juniors majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering: a GPA of at least 3.8 is highly recommended.  Undergraduate research experience is also highly recommended.


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


GW Campus Nomination Process: Applicants MUST be nominated by the GW faculty representative. If you are interested in applying for Goldwater Scholarship, please contact the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research at for more information about the GW / Goldwater Scholarship nomination process.

  • GW Campus Nomination Deadline: November 18th. Interested students should submit a complete application by this date.
  • National Deadline: January 27, 2023


Class Year

  • Sophomore
  • Junior


  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Other

Program Type

  • Tuition Aid
  • Undergraduate


  • DC

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