NYU's internal deadline has passed. The preliminary application for the 2023-2024 Goldwater will be available in the fall semester of 2023
Eligibility U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. Nationals
Award $7,500 for undergraduate expenses

Watch a recording of a recent session on the Goldwater Scholarship.

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


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.

Nomination Process

NYU can nominate up to four students for this award. There is an internal campus selection process for these nominations.  Students will need to submit a preliminary application by the campus deadline listed above.