Goldwater Scholarship

The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship for STEM researchers. It is open to sophomores and juniors who plan graduate study leading to research careers in STEM fields. $7500.

Requires UCLA’s nomination.

Eligibility: US citizen or Permanent Resident, minimum 3.0 GPA, intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics, or engineering.

To get access to the application, you must complete a “pre-application” (a simple registration step) on the Goldwater portal. It opens in September each year. Please contact Rebecca Blustein via Message Center (“Institutional Endorsement Materials”) with questions.

To apply for our institutional nomination, submit your completed application (including unofficial transcripts, research essay, three letters of recommendation, and all parts of the online Goldwater application) to the SRC by the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Your recommenders should email their letters to Dr. Blustein directly.