Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship


The Goldwater Scholarship is one of the most desirable undergraduate awards. Scholars continue after the bachelor's to win such prestigious fellowships as NSF, NDSEG, and the Hertz. Please note that Northwestern may only forward four candidates. Previous candidates, chosen or not, have profited enormously from the application process in their ability to articulate professional goals, think creatively about their current and future research plans, and form a partnership with key professors in their departments.


Sophomores and juniors in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.


Northwestern holds internal competition, with interviews, to select nominees. Access the application at and click on "Apply Now." Applications due in to Office of Fellowships on internal deadline date at 9am. Application should include all essays, recommendations, and an unofficial transcript.

The application should be submitted as a Word document or PDF. DO NOT press SUBMIT and DO NOT fill in the recommendation writers' information. Include the recommendation writers' information in a separate document with your application.

Award Amount

Undergraduate tuition and expenses up to $7,500 annually.