The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a career in science, math or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books and room/board up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Sophomores are eligible for up to two years of funding.
Candidates must be full time sophomores or juniors at the time of application, be interested in a research career in science, math or engineering, be a U.S. citizen, natural or resident alien, and have a GPA of 3.7 or above. Students planning on medical studies alone are not eligible. Students pursuing the MD/PhD can be candidates. Due to the competitive nature of the UIC selection process, strong candidates should have at least 3 months of science/engineering research experience.
Candidates must be nominated by UIC and may not apply directly. UIC students interested in applying should contact the Office of Special Scholarship Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the application process.
UIC Internal Deadline: Extended to November 26! Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oaa/ssp/goldwater