Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Field of Study:
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
GPA Cutoff: 3
Please check website below for the specific date.
This fellowship has a campus deadline. Please contact the Fellowships Office for details.
Download the Goldwater pre-application and process for 2014.
The Goldwater Scholarship is a highly prestigious national award that recognizes the nation’s top undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math fields. Goldwater Scholars receive up to $7,500/year for their final year or two of undergraduate study, and are well-positioned for graduate school applications and awards.
A student must be nominated by their home institution to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship. At Drexel, we hold an open campus competition for those four nomination spots; the required pre-application deadline is usually in October.
Who can apply? Who should apply?
- US Citizen
- STEM major
- Planning to graduate in 2015 or 2016
- High GPA (usually above 3.8)
- Strong research experience. Many have publications in the works or already published, or have at least presented at conferences.
- Plan to pursue a PhD
Visit the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education site.
Amount: Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $10,000 annually.
Duration: up to two years
Degree: Undergraduate. Students apply with either one or two years left in their undergraduate career. A four-year student could apply as a sophomore or a junior; a five-year student could apply as either a pre-junior or junior.
2011-2012 Goldwater winner Kevin Knehr discusses his application experiences. Watch or download the video.