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.
To be eligible for nomination for a Goldwater Scholarship, a student must:
- Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year,
- Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering,*
- Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and
- Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated by institutions in Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee's Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering
Year of Application
Sophomore or Junior
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 email@example.com. Make sure that your name and address are included on the unofficial transcript.
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.
For campus and national deadlines, click here.
- Phame Camarena, Ph.D., - Director, University Honors and National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maureen Harke - Coordinator, National Scholarship Program, (989) 774-3902, email@example.com