Preliminary Application due November 13, 2023
Eligibility U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. Nationals
Award $7,500 for undergraduate expenses

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For undergraduate study leading to research careers in mathematics, natural science or engineering. Awards up to $7,500 for the remaining undergraduate year(s) of study.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.


Candidates must: 

  • be a sophomore or junior at the time of application
  • be a U.S. citizen, national or resident alien
  • have a highly competitive grade point average, typically 3.7 or above
  • have at least one significant research experience to date

NYU's Nomination Process

NYU can nominate up to four students for the Goldwater Scholarship. Candidates must apply through NYU and may not apply independently. Interested students must submit a Preliminary Application by the deadline listed above to be considered. 

Our nominating committee will interview preliminary applicants shortly after the deadline listed above and will announce our nominee(s) shortly thereafter. Global Awards advisors will work with our nominee(s) to prepare their final applications for the January 2024 national deadline.