Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Awards $7,500/year to second- and third-year students in math and the sciences.

Goldwater Scholarships encourage students to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering or the natural sciences. The scholarship covers tuition, room, board, books and fees up to $7,500 per year, for up to two years of undergraduate study.

The University of Chicago may nominate up to four individuals for this competition. You must submit a complete Goldwater Campus Application (including all three letters) to be considered for institutional endorsement.

Deadline Information

Campus Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

Second- and third-year STEM majors who are U.S. citizens, residents or nationals with a grade point average of at least 3.8 and who intend to pursue a PhD leading to a career in scientific research.

Application Process

Students must be nominated by the University to apply for this award; up to four students may be nominated per year. 

Before you begin your campus application, please take time to review all of the available information about applying on the Goldwater website:

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Dr. Jenna Sarchio