Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Degree Level: Undergrad

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

GPA Cutoff: 3

Location: Any

Duration: One year

Deadlines: 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.

Missed a Goldwater info session? Watch this recording of a 
Goldwater webinar

Award Details

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

Student Information

2011-2012 Goldwater winner Kevin Knehr discusses his application experiences. Watch or download the