The premier award for undergraduates preparing for careers in engineering, math, and the natural sciences. Applicants are evaluated based on outstanding academic performance and potential for careers in mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. Pre-medical students may apply only if their career interest is research rather than clinical. Institutional nomination required. About 320 awards are given each year. WU can only nominate four students.  

Award: Maximum of $7,500 annually, covers eligible undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board(for one or two years, depending on whether student wins as a junior or as a sophomore).  

Eligibility: Current sophomores or juniors with research experience who intend to pursue a research career in STEM.

Learn more about the scholarship on the Goldwater Website.

A Goldwater Scholarship information session was held on October 2. View a recording of the session HERE. To apply for university nomination, submit a pre-application form on the Goldwater website no later than Wednesday, November 15. Contact Dean Taylor with questions (

Goldwater Scholarship Campus Deadline – December 18, 2024 at 11:59pm