First Tuesday in September:

Goldwater Online Application Opens

Early September to Late January:

Individual internal campus deadlines are determined by each institution’s Goldwater Campus Representative. Check with the Goldwater Campus Representative on your campus for specific dates.

Last Friday in January:

Goldwater Foundation’s nomination submission deadline (5:00 p.m. Central Time)

Late February:

Nomination packets reviewed by Goldwater review committee


Goldwater Foundation Board of Trustees reviews and votes on slate of Goldwater Scholars

Last Friday in March:

Goldwater awardees announced (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time)