Goldwater Scholarship 2018 - Pitt Campus Process

https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

 

National Scholarships Contacts:

Judy Zang, jaz36@pitt.edu, 412-624-3697

Ian Riggins,  ipr5@pitt.edu, 412-624-3698

 

Characteristics of a Potential Goldwater Scholar

  • College sophomore or junior.
  • GPA close to or above 3.9.
  • Significant scientific research experience.
  • Committed to pursuing a PhD in his or her field and a career in scientific research.

 

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 8

  • Thoroughly read the Goldwater website: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/
  • Register your Goldwater application account and submit your pre-application.
  • Send for Pitt transcripts (can be unofficial) and original transcripts of any college-level study outside of Pitt.
  • Ask three people (in your field or related field!) for letters of recommendation. Discuss these letter writers with Judy Zang or Ian Riggins.
  • Meet with your PI or a professor in your field at least 3 times to go over your research proposal.
  • Schedule and attend at least 3 advising appointments with Ian Riggins or Judy Zang to go over the rest of your application: http://www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2160041238

 

DECEMBER 8 – FIRST CAMPUS DEADLINE

  • Submit your completed Goldwater application online.
  • Permanent residents should provide copy of permanent residence card with intent to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Faculty should EMAIL an attachment of their LORs to Ian Riggins and Judy Zang, ipr5@pitt.edu and jaz36@pitt.edu.

 

MID-DECEMBER

  • Campus committee meets to select 4 nominees.
  • Campus selection committee feedback is given to nominees. Nominees continue to work on applications until final campus deadline.

 

JANUARY 19, 2018 – FINAL CAMPUS DEADLINE FOR NOMINEES

 

MARCH 30, 2018 – Goldwater Scholarship and Honorable Mention results announced