Eligibility: To be considered for nomination, you must minimally:
- Be a current sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelor's degree on a full-time basis
- Have an average of at least B or the equivalent and be in the upper fourth of your class
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a demonstrated interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
- Be nominated by your college or university
Because of the highly competitive nature of this national scholarship program, you should be near the top of your academic class, committed to pursuing a Ph.D., have at least some research experience with a faculty member, and a record of active involvement in professional activities in your field.
About: This scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students to careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Amount: The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.
Renewal: This scholarship is renewable. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.
Application. If you are interested in applying for this award, you should complete this short
Pre-Application Form. You are encouraged to discuss your application with faculty members in your discipline of study.
Pre-Application Deadline. The Pre-Application Form must be submitted electronically to the official CMU Goldwater Scholarship representative,
Dr. Phame Camarena, Director of the CMU Honors and Centralis Programs, for full consideration.
Selection. A committee of faculty will review the pre-applications received and will identify up to four students as a "CMU Goldwater Scholar Nominee." These students will then complete the full application under the direction of faculty and the Director of the CMU Honors Program (you do not need to contact the Honors Program).