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)
|Areas of Interest:
Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
Goldwater Pre-Application Deadline
Friday, October 1, 2021
Goldwater Campus Nomination Deadline
Monday, October 18, 2021
Last updated: August 17, 2021
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