Institutional Scholarships

President’s Scholarship
Awarded annually to graduates of Hartford area high schools who apply to Goodwin College. Applicants must be in their senior year, have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and document 100 hours of community service. Five $2000 scholarships are available at each area high school. Students must apply by completing the scholarship application form and submitting it along with an application for admission to Goodwin College by August 1 following their senior year. Winners will be chosen by the individual high school guidance counselor. Recipients will be notified before the start of the fall semester.

Dean’s Scholarship
Awarded to continuing students entering a new Financial Aid academic year who have attained a 4.0 GPA for the prior academic year. There is no formal application process. Students completing at least 18 credits their first academic year will receive a $2000 award. Students completing at least 12 credits their first academic year will receive a $1000 award. The award amount will be disbursed during the following semester.

Goodwin College Foundation Scholarships
Several privately-funded scholarships are awarded each year through the Goodwin College Foundation, thanks to the generous support of donors. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee during the financial aid award process or through an application process, which is made available to students throughout the year via the Financial Aid office.

Goodwin College Matching Scholarship Program
Whenever any enrolled student receives a scholarship from any non-profit agency, service club, or similar private organization, Goodwin College will match the amount up to a maximum of $250 per semester. Goodwin College will award up to $20,000 per year in aggregate for this program. To apply for this scholarship, students are required to provide proof of the outside scholarship award to the Financial Aid Office prior to the registration date for classes. Acceptance will be noted on the Financial Aid Award Notice.

Goodwin College Alumni Scholarship
The Alumni Scholarship is designed for Goodwin College students who have graduated from their program of study and continue at the college or return to Goodwin College to pursue another degree. The scholarship is directed to graduates with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students who meet the initial eligibility requirements are awarded $1000, ($500 in each of the first two semesters) as long as the student is attending on at least a half-time basis. There is no special application process. The scholarship award will be noted on the Financial Aid Award Notice. The Alumni Scholarship is funded by Goodwin College.

RN to BSN Scholarship

This reduction in tuition scholarship to the RN to BSN student is awarded to graduates of Goodwin's Associate Degree in Nursing program who matriculate in the BS Nursing program. Students may receive on average $20,000 of this scholarship's funds over the life of their time in the BS Nursing program.

Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Students who are working as childcare professionals or paraprofessionals enrolled in the BS Child Study program will qualify for this award. Although students are charged the published rate of tuition, they will be awarded this scholarship reducing their tuition by 65%. Students are responsible for all fees. Students must present a letter from the employer verifying their employment prior to the award being made.

Departmental Scholars Initiative

Students who attend one of the selected programs below on either a three-quarter-time or full-time basis will receive a 40% reduction in tuition. To maintain the scholarship, students must have a cumulative grade-point-average (CGPA) of 3.0 at the end of each semester. Students whose CGPA drops below 3.0 but above 2.7 will lose one-half of the scholarship. Students may regain eligibility if the CGPA criteria are met at the end of a future semester.

The programs eligible for this scholarship are:

BS Management and Leadership

BS Environmental Studies

AS Environmental Studies

BS Business Administration

AS Business Administration

All Manufacturing degree programs and related certificates