Apps due soon! Goldwater Scholarship due 12/8

Don’t forget to apply to the Goldwater Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, and Engineering!

About the Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Foundation awards up to 300 scholarships nationally. Each scholarship covers expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Junior-level recipients are eligible for a maximum of two years of support, and senior-level recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of support, for use starting in Fall 2015. It is expected that students selected as scholars intend to pursue a doctoral degree.


  1. Science, math, or engineering majors who will be USC juniors or seniors in 2015 – 2016
  2. Must be in the upper fourth of your class with a recommended GPA of 3.5 or higher
  3. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Application Process

USC may nominate a maximum of four candidates, dividing the nominations between the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.

Application Check List (online application:

  • Application/Supporting Documents Checklist
  • Application essay; confined to two pages (one side only), font size no smaller than 11 point (must show your name and institution at the top of each page)
  • College transcript(s) from all institutions attended.
  • Permanent Residents: 1 copy of your Permanent Resident card, and letter of intent to become a U.S. citizen.


  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application form

Where to Submit Your Application: Office of Academic & International Fellowships, STU 300, (213) 740-9116

USC Goldwater Advisor: Katie Calvert, Associate Director, Academic & International Fellowships,

If you have questions about the nomination process in your school, please contact:
Louise Yates, Senior Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
Viterbi School of Engineering: (213) 740-4530,

USC Goldwater Deadline: December 8, 2014 4:30 PM, STU 300

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