The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, and Engineering who are interested in pursuing a career in research.
Sophomores and Juniors who have excellent academic records, outstanding letters of
recommendation, and a demonstrated interest in a potential for careers in these fields
are invited to apply.
San Diego State University can nominate up to four students each year.
The core of the Goldwater application is the presentation of a compelling research project, clearly and concisely communicated to fellow scientists in
two pages. This requires faculty input and multiple revisions.
Eligible fields of study
Steps for Applying to the 19-20 Goldwater Scholarship
- Read and review the information on the Goldwater Scholarship main website
to reflect if your goals align with the Goldwater Scholarship mission
- Create an account on the main Foundation Goldwater site
- Schedule a meeting with your research mentor to inform them of your interest in applying
2019 - 2020
Dates and Deadlines
SDSU Campus Deadline
Thursday, November 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm (PST)
Deadline for Receipt of Revised Student Application and all Letters of Recommendation
Friday, January 2020 at
5:00 pm (PST)
Goldwater Foundation: Online Application Deadline
Scholars and Honorable Mention Announcements
Faculty Representative, Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean, Division of Academic Engagement & Student Achievement