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Goldwater Scholarship  

Campus Representative: 
Karen Havholm, havholkg@uwec.edu, 836-2945, Schofield 17

Students are nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship by the College of Arts and Sciences, assisted by department chairs. Once a student is accepted for one of the four institutional application slots, his or her mentor and Center of Excellence staff support the application process.


A. Deadlines

Specific campus deadlines are selected each year. In general, nominees complete the pre-application and meet with the Campus Representative in early November. In early to mid January, recommendations and student applications are due. Final campus nomination is made by the last Friday in January.

  • Online components of the application must be ready for review by the Campus Representative by Jan. 15, 2018.
  • Student essay must be submitted via e-mail attachment to the Faculty Representative at havholkg@uwec.edu by Jan. 22, 2018.
  • Electronic component of the application must be finalized by the student by Jan. 29, 2018 to be submitted by the Faculty Representative by Jan. 30. This allows 24 hours to attend to any problems with the online submission system prior to the final deadline on Jan. 31.


B. Eligibility

  • Student must be a sophomore or junior. A sophomore is defined as a student who plans two more years of full-time undergraduate study beginning in September in the year after application. A junior plans one more year of full-time undergraduate study beginning in September in the year after application.
  • A candidate must plan a career in natural sciences, math, or engineering. Students who plan careers in medicine are only eligible if they plan a career in research. Students who plan a career in pre-college math/science education "are not considered strong candidates."