Support for undergraduate students intending to enter careers in natural science, mathematics or engineering research; not intended for clinical career goals.
Computer Science, Technology
Health and Medical Fields
CitizenshipUS Citizen, Permanent Resident
GPA: Required Minimum3.0
$7500 annually towards undergraduate degree
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was created in 1986 to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in these fields. Nominees for Goldwater Scholarships must include in their nomination materials a statement of interest in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering, detailing how their academic program and their overall educational plans will prepare them for their chosen career goal. Most Goldwater Scholars plan to pursue PhD’s in their chosen field. Students who intend to study medicine are eligible only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice. Strong candidates will have participated in research, either at their institution, in local industry, or in a national research facility. Students who have not participated in formal research can demonstrate intellectual curiosity through independent investigation of a theory or issue related to their fields of interest. Abilities and potential are also shown through meeting significant responsibilities, involvement in science-related organizations, and accomplishments outside the classroom.
NCS Scholarship Information in Canvas - specialized application advice.
- Open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents
- Upper quarter of the class
- Nomination by Duke
|Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application process||Schedule an Appointment||Open office hours every Monday at 4:00pm, or by appointment|
|Submit Application Interest Form||Anytime - the earlier, the better!|
|Work on application materials and check in with NCS and faculty advisers||September - October|
|Deadline for complete Campus Applications, including resume information, transcript, and all essays||Campus Application||Friday, November 3, 12p.m. (noon)|
|Deadline for all letters of firstname.lastname@example.org||Friday, November 3, 12p.m. (noon)|
|Duke nominees named by NCS||Late November|