Goldwater Scholarship: for sophomores and juniors intent on a STEM-field research career

The Goldwater Scholarship was established to foster and encourage excellence in science and mathematics in the U.S. Awards are made annually, with each scholarship providing a maximum of $7,500 per year for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Applicants must be: U.S. citizens or permanent residents; be sophomores or juniors in an eligible field of study (natural sciences, mathematics, engineering); have a GPA in the top quarter of their class (at JHU that means 3.7 or higher); be intent on pursuing a PhD and a career in research; and have significant research experience.

Two information sessions will be held for interested students:

  • Thursday, Oct. 29, at noon ET via Zoom. Register here with your JHU email address
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. ET via Zoom. Register here with your JHU email address

The campus pre-application deadline for the Goldwater Scholarship is 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 9. To be added to the Blackboard site (opening soon), or if you have questions, please contact Dr. Barry at For more information, visit the Fellowships page of the Homewood Student Affairs website.