$7,500 per academic year to support the cost of undergraduate study for those interested in STEM research careers.


Application Deadline

November 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM

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Quick facts

Academic Discipline

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

When to Apply

Sophomore Year, Junior Year

Campus Nomination Required?


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The Goldwater Scholarship seeks to encourage college students to enter research careers in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

Application Timeline
Deadline for Campus Application, including resume information, transcript, and all essays.Friday, November 8, 12p.m. (noon)
Deadline for all letters of recommendation sent to: ncs-ousf@duke.eduFriday, November 8, 12p.m. (noon)
Duke nominees named by NCSLate November



The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per academic year towards the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room, and board for those interested in STEM research careers. Students selected as sophomores will receive the scholarship in their junior and senior years; students selected as juniors will receive the scholarship in their senior year only. 


NCS Scholarship Information in Canvas - specialized application advice.


Students must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents and must be in their sophomore or junior year of college.

Selection Criteria

  • strong commitment to a research career in STEM
  • intellectual achievement in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering
  • potential for a significant future contribution to research

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