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Goldwater Campus Timeline

Please be advised that before we nominate you or endorse your candidacy for a fellowship competition, we will perform a conduct and academic honesty check to confirm that you are in good disciplinary and academic standing; a waiver that allows us to do so is part of the fpq (available below).

Below is the campus schedule for the Goldwater Scholarship.

September 21: Both the Prospective Applicant Form and the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) is due. This campus questionnaire is a mandatory part of the internal vetting process, along with the Goldwater Student Profile and Pre-App.

November 10 (EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 15): Draft of the Goldwater online application and research essay due for initial feedback. Email URFellowshipAsst@ur.rochester.edu to schedule consultation. You should also ask for feedback on the essay from an appropriate faculty/research mentor. Be sure to share the Goldwater essay guidelines with anyone reviewing your research statement.

December 8 (EXTENDED TO JANUARY 4), 5 p.m. EST: Revised draft of Goldwater application due for presentation to campus review committee.

December 28 (EXTENDED TO JANUARY 4): Goldwater recommendation letters due for campus nomination. For internal selection process, signed reference letters should be submitted on letterhead with a current date. Ask your recommenders to click here to upload a letter of recommendation. Recommendation letter files should be named according to this format: Student Last Name_Fellowship Name Rec_Recommender Last Name (e.g., Smith_Goldwater Rec_Jones)

Early January: Goldwater Campus Nomination Committee meets to select nominees.

2021 Spring Semester Schedule for Nominees

January 26, noon EST: Complete, final, revised Goldwater Scholarship APPLICATION and RESEARCH ESSAY due online for nominees. Official University of Rochester electronic transcript and any required non-UR transcripts must be also received by this date.

Final, Goldwater recommendation letters to be re-submitted via our secure online form for uploading to Goldwater online application system. Recommendation letter files should be named according to this format: Student Last Name_Fellowship Name Rec_Recommender Last Name (e.g., Smith_Goldwater Rec_Jones)

If applicable, documentation regarding PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS is also due at this time.

Transcripts

UR Transcripts: Nominees are to request an electronic UR transcript and have it sent directly to the Fellowships Office at fellowships@rochester.edu. Before you request your University of Rochester transcript, you must make sure your spring program is reflected accurately on your transcript and that there are no missing fall grades.

Non-UR Transcripts (if required): External transcripts should be sent directly to the Fellowships Office from the outside institution, either as a digital document to fellowships@rochester.edu or in hardcopy to:

Fellowships Office
University of Rochester
PO Box 270416
Rochester, NY 14627