Goldwater Scholarship

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 

2019 - 2020


Dates and Deadlines

SDSU Campus Deadline
Schedule with Assistant Dean Michelle Lopez

Deadline for Receipt of Revised Student Application and all Letters of Recommendation

Goldwater Foundation: Online Application Deadline 

Scholars and Honorable Mention Announcements




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