Goldwater Scholarship

Are you a sophomore or junior who excels in a STEM field?  Have you had meaningful research experiences and plan on pursuing a PhD in science, math, or engineering?


If so, the Goldwater Scholarship may be for you!


Two-day information event:

  • Thursday, October 22, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Information session and discussion with UIUC Goldwater Scholars
  • Friday, October 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Workshop on how to craft a Goldwater Application


Both sessions will be held in the Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Room 514.

Current junior or exceptional sophomore students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents in the upper quarter of their class (typically a minimum 3.5 GPA) are eligible to apply. The Barry M. Goldwater scholarship is a one- or two-year award to students who demonstrate strong evidence of contributing to the technological advances of the United States. Applicants should be committed to pursuing a PhD in the research fields of mathematics, sciences, or engineering.  The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for undergraduate educational expenses.


Students who plan to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in private practice. Typical fields of study include, but are not limited to, applied science, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, entomology, environmental science, genetics, geology, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, zoology, and all fields of engineering.


The required campus deadline is November 30, 2015 at 12:00pm (noon). Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Goldwater Scholarship. Read more about recent Illinois Goldwater Scholars.


Thank you,


Richelle Bernazzoli, Ph.D.

National and International Scholarships Program  |  University of Illinois

Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, MC-317  |  807 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820

ph: (217) 333-4710  |

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