Goldwater Program

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In March of 2022, four Georgetown undergraduates were recognized as Goldwater Scholars, including, left to right, Nadia Sadanandan, Adrian Kalaw, Dominic Pham, and Aryaman Arora. Read news coverage by visiting a story about Sadanandan and another about Arora, Kalaw, and Pham.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awards scholarships to current sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-focused careers in engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

These scholarships are up to $7,500 a year to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room and board. Sophomores who are awarded the scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in both their junior and their senior years. Juniors who receive the scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in their senior year.   


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Application Process

University nomination is required to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship; applicants cannot apply without it. To apply for internal endorsement, candidates should submit the following to by the internal endorsement deadline: November 15, 2023 at 12 PM (noon) ET:

The University will nominate up to four current sophomores or juniors to the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation. A fifth applicant may also receive nomination if other nominees in the application cycle are transfer students.

For more information, please contact

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Application Opens: Submit a pre-application in the Goldwater Scholarship portal beginning September 5, 2023.

Internal Nomination Application Due (Required to Apply): November 15, 2023 at 12 PM (noon) ET

National Deadline for GU Nominees: January 26, 2024, 6PM ET. Applications to Goldwater require internal nomination from Georgetown.

Contact a Scholar

If you are a potential applicant for the Goldwater Scholarship, the Center for Research & Fellowships is happy to connect you with a Georgetown Goldwater Scholar so that you can learn more about the process and the experience. Email to request an e-introduction.

Goldwater Scholarship Email List

To stay up to date on the Goldwater Scholarship, email and request to be added to our Goldwater listserv! Download our 2022 flyer.

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