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.

Please note: Scholarships for the summer semester are for undergraduate students only.

Summer 2021 Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021
(no exceptions, please)

Scholarship Application

One application can be used to apply for multiple scholarships.


Elizabeth Kilgariff Russell Scholarship

Scholarship amount: Up to $10,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2014 by longtime East Hartford resident 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 personally and professionally.

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*

Frank and Celia Collins Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2014 by longtime East Hartford residents Frank and 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 extracurricular 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

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2018 by Bob and Debby Wood, longtime residents and 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*

American Eagle Financial Credit Union Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2013, this annual scholarship, awarded by the American Eagle Financial Credit Union, goes to a student enrolled in the Goodwin University Business Administration degree program who demonstrates outstanding academic merit and financial need.

Selection Criteria:
  • Enrolled in the associate or bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration
  • Minimum of 12 credits earned
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Finish Line Fund Scholarship

Scholarship amount: varies based on individual student need
Number of scholarships available this semester: variable upon eligibility
Established in 2017, these scholarships are awarded to qualifying students with 16 credits or fewer remaining before graduation.

Selection Criteria:
  • 16 credits or less remaining in an associate or bachelor’s degree program
  • Academic advisor signature required to confirm credits remaining
  • Successfully passed the Future of Your Money module on Financial Avenue
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Goodwin Foundation Compass Scholarship

Scholarship amount: varies based on individual student need
Number of scholarships available this semester: variable upon eligibility
This scholarship is awarded to students in their second or third year with the intention of offering support at the midpoint of their educational journey.

Selection Criteria:
  • Goodwin University student enrolled in his/her sophomore or junior year
  • Must be enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree program
  • Successfully passed the Future of Your Money module on Financial Avenue
  • 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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