Goodwin Foundation

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are made possible through the Goodwin Foundation and generous donors. They offset the student recipient’s direct costs (e.g. tuition, books, lab fees, etc.). Selection for scholarships is based on a number of factors including a combination of application submission, written essay, confirmation of qualifications (based on scholarship criteria), degree progress, recommendation(s) by faculty and/or staff, and ultimately, decided upon by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Summer 2020 Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020
(no exceptions, please)

Scholarship Application

One application can be used to apply for multiple scholarships.


American Legion Department of CT Scholarship (1)

Scholarship Amount: $500
Established in 2011, this annual scholarship is awarded to an enrolled student Veteran at Goodwin University.

Selection Criteria:
  • Registered Veteran enrolled at Goodwin University
  • Minimum of 12 credits earned
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Elizabeth Kilgariff Russell Scholarship (1)

Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
Established in 2014 by long-time resident of East Hartford Dan Russell in honor of his wife, Elizabeth Kilgariff Russell, this scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a female student residing in East Hartford who has committed to bettering herself in both her personal and professional career.

Selection Criteria:
  • Female resident of East Hartford preferred, majoring in any program of study
  • Enrolled in the final year of her degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Finish Line Fund Scholarships (Multiple)

Scholarship Amount: Approximately $30,000
Established in 2017, these scholarships are awarded to qualifying students with 16 credits or less remaining before graduation.

Selection Criteria:
  • 16 credits or less remaining in program of study; written approval from Academic Advisor required
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Frank and Celia Collins Scholarship (1)

Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Established in 2014 by long-time residents of East Hartford, Frank & Ceil Collins, this scholarship is awarded to a student on an annual basis.

Selection Criteria:
  • Registered Goodwin University student, majoring in any program of study
  • Participate in extra-circular and/or volunteer activities at Goodwin or in the East Hartford community
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Robert and Deborah Wood Scholarship (1)

Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Established in 2018 by Bob and Debby Wood, former longtime residents and still active citizens in our community.

Selection Criteria:
  • Registered Goodwin University student nearing the end of his/her program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Goodwin University Foundation Compass Scholarship (Multiple)

Scholarship Amount: Varies based on individual student need
This scholarship is awarded to students in their 2nd or 3rd year with the intention of offering support at the midpoint of their educational journey.

Selection Criteria:
  • Goodwin University student with at least 50% degree completion, however no more than 75%
  • Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor’s degree program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

* Financial need is determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated on the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).

Questions? Please visit our frequently asked questions page or contact
Joanna DiStefano at 860-727-6969 / giving@goodwin.edu

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