Goldwater Scholarship

For undergraduates who plan to pursue graduate degrees and research-based careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents and must be SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS in the upper quarter of their class. Selection criteria include outstanding academic performance and demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Undergraduate research experience is highly valued. Pays up to $7,500 per year for up to two years. Approximately 250 scholarships are awarded nationwide. Campus nomination is required; the U may nominate up to four candidates.

 

This scholarship requires a nomination from the University of Minnesota in order to apply at the national or international level. The Office for National and International Scholarships organizes the nomination process, consults with all interested students on assembling competitive applications, works with nominees to prepare for all stages of national competition, and publicizes results.

 

Application Deadline: 
November 23, Campus (campus); January 29, 2021 (national)
Campus Contact: 
Application Year(s): 
Sophomore; Junior
Award Type(s): 
Undergraduate

University of MN Recipients

 

  • 2021 – Hannah Bodmer, Biology
  • 2021 – Brian Carrick, Chemical Engineering
  • 2020 – Aditya Shekhar, Inter-College BS: Psychology, Public Health, Applied Business
  • 2020 – Henry Twiss, Mathematics
  • 2019 – Matthew DeJong, Chemical Engineering
  • 2018 – James Cox, Chemistry
  • 2018 – Anna Nagel, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
  • 2017 – Rahul Parhi, Computer Science and Mathematics
  • 2016 – Stephanie Hart, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • 2016 – Anthony Tabet, Chemical Engineering
  • 2015 – Nathan Klein, Chemistry and Math
  • 2015 – John O’Leary, Computer Science
  • 2015 – Andrew Senger, Mathematics
  • 2015 – Sammy Shaker, Chemistry and Math
  • 2014 – Rachel Soble, Genetics, Cell Biol & Dev and Computer Science
  • 2013 – Daniel Boman, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2013 – Karen Leopold, Biochemistry and Genetics
  • 2013 – Maxwell Shinn, Neuroscience and Mathematics
  • 2012 – Paul David Carlson, Chemical Engineering
  • 2012 – Chung–Yun Chao, Genetics, Cell Biol & Dev and Computer Science
  • 2012 – Mark Strom, Chemistry
  • 2011 – Sean Bowman, Computer Engineering
  • 2011 – Zijun Chen, Mathematics and Physics
  • 2011 – Benjamin Hinton, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2011 – Jacob Inda, Biochemistry
  • 2010 – Xiaoying Lou, Biochemistry
  • 2010 – Grant Remmen, Astrophysics, Physics, and Mathematics
  • 2009 – Mitch Biermann, Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • 2009 – Matthew Coudron, Physics and Mathematics
  • 2009 – Peter Lofgren, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • 2009 – Rebecca Szarkowski, Biomedical Engineering
  • 2008 – Angela Holmberg, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • 2006 – Elizabeth Barnes, Physics
  • 2006 – Eman Haidari, Chemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
  • 2006 – Akash Kumar, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry
  • 2006 – Kimberly VanderWall, Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior
  • 2005 – Bradley Froehle, Physics and Mathematics
  • 2005 – Loren Greenman, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • 2005 – Katie Lee, Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • 2005 – David Molitor, Mathematics and Physics
  • 2004 – Maralyssa Bann, Neuroscience
  • 2004 – Vincent Holmberg, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • 2004 – Kai–Hao Tung, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • 2003 – Derek Lee, Physics and Mathematics
  • 2003 – Emily Que, Chemistry
  • 2003 – Matthew Rasmussen, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • 2002 – Julia Feygin, Biomedical Engineering and Vocal Performance
  • 2002 – Matthew Lorig, Civil Engineering and Spanish
  • 2002 – Kristin Stubbs, Computer Science
  • 2001 – Martha Boyer, Astrophysics
  • 2001 – William Brazelton, Genetic, Cell Biology & Development
  • 2001 – Ryan Chamberlain, Physics
  • 2000 – Adam Froemming, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 2000 – Daniel Marrone, Physics and Astrophysics
  • 1999 – Wade Fisher, Physics
  • 1999 – Eric Hemmesch, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
  • 1998 – John Cahoy, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 1996 – Jennifer Bath, Astrophysics
  • 1996 – Joseph Gaalaas, Physics
  • 1996 – Gregory Lauer, Civil Engineering and Computer Science
  • 1996 – Katherine Stillwell, Civil Engineering
  • 1995 – Mark Johnson, Chemical Engineering
  • 1995 – Dan-Tam Tran, Physiology
  • 1994 – Ian Tregillis, Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematics
  • 1993 – Dawn Hastreiter, Aerospace Engineering
  • 1992 – Peter Mach, Physics and Piano Performance
  • 1991 – Steven Gerst, Chemistry
  • 1989 – Jason Cleveland, Physics
  • 1989 – Laura Willis, Genetics & Cell Biology