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Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program


*The 2016 Goldwater Scholarship Application is open! For more information and to apply, go to our 2016 Goldwater Program page*

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 funding 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?

Requirements: US citizen, STEM major, planning to graduate 2016 or 2017
Recommendations: 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 in your field.

Fields of Study:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • 1-2 years


  • October 15 

    campus deadline
    Contact DFO for more information

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad

GPA Cut Off:

  • 3.5


  • Expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board; up to a maximum of $7,500 annually

Fellowship Videos

2013 Goldwater Scholarship Tutorial