Goldwater Scholarship

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  2017 Goldwater Scholar Jacob Davison with Provost Michael Gealt

Goldwater Scholarships are designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.  The purpose of the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation is to provide a continual source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
A candidate must:  
  • be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education
  • have a college grade-point average of at least a "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class
  • be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a permanent resident.  Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee's intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card)
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering
Year of Application
Sophomore or Junior
Pre-Application Process
To be considered a CMU nominee and to advance in the competition, candidates must complete and submit the pre-application form to the National Scholarship Program.  The online application will not allow students to submit without the university approval.   

*Submit the Goldwater Scholarship pre-application and a copy of your unofficial CMU     transcript to Maureen Harke at Make sure that your name and     address are included on the unofficial transcript. 
Application Process 
The application includes the supporting documents checklist, one-two page essay (two column format), college transcript, other college transcripts for courses not taken at current institution, a copy of Permanent Resident card, and three recommenders.  See the Goldwater Scholarship website for the official list of application materials.

Application Deadlines
For campus and national deadlines, click here.

Official Website
CMU Contacts
  • Phame Camarena, Ph.D., - Director, University Honors and National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902,
  • Maureen Harke - Coordinator, National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902,