Deadlines and process...
February 2 is the deadline for receipt of nomination materials. All materials must be submitted by the student's faculty representative. Nominations from individuals other than the faculty representative will not be considered.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
February, of each year scholarship nominees are evaluated by Independent Review Panel and ranked by relative merit. March of each year a Review Panel's results are presented to Board of Trustees. On April 1 of each year, Goldwater Board of Trustees announces the winners of the Goldwater Scholarships for the forthcoming academic year.
Each August the chief executive officer from all 2 and 4-year colleges and universities is invited to appoint a Goldwater Scholarship Faculty Representative to manage the selection and nomination of up to four (two for two year schools) students for the forthcoming year's Goldwater Scholarship competition. In September, the standard nomination forms will be provided to the designated faculty representatives of all institutions whose President or Chancellor has advised the Foundation of their intent to participate in the competition. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
It is the intent of the Foundation to support junior- level scholarships for a maximum of 2 academic years and senior-level scholarships for a maximum of 1 academic year. Renewal for junior- level awards will be in accordance with the regulations established by the Foundation Board of Trustees and will be subject to an annual review by an authorized official of the institution. The scholar must be a full- time student and taking a course of study, training, or other educational activities to prepare for a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholar must not be engaged in gainful employment that interferes with the scholar's studies. The scholar must be in good academic standing. The scholar may seek postponement of his or her award because of ill health or other mitigating circumstances, upon application to the President.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.