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.

Fall 2020 Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2020
(no exceptions, please)

Scholarship Application

One application can be used to apply for multiple scholarships.


Augie & Ray’s Milk Bar Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2013, this scholarship is awarded annually to an enrolled student who resides in East Hartford.

Selection Criteria:
  • Current resident of East Hartford
  • Earned a minimum of 12 credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Goodwin University Alumni Association Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,500
Number of scholarships available this semester: 2
This annual scholarship is awarded to an enrolled Alumni student at Goodwin University.

Selection Criteria:
  • Current Alumni enrolled in a Baccalaureate degree program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Hoffman Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
The Hoffman Family Endowed Scholarship was established by Jeffrey S. Hoffman in honor of his mother, Phyllis Hoffman, and in memory of his father, Burton C. Hoffman.

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

Alexinia Young Baldwin Ph.D. Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2017, in memory of Alexinia Young Baldwin created by Dr. Carlita Cotton Goodwin University professor.

Selection Criteria:
  • Preference will be given to students who meet one or more of the following:
    1. Enrolled in Human Services degree program
    2. A female African American student
    3. In the final year of the Human Services degree program
  • Proven financial need*

Goodwin Foundation Master’s Degree Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $500
Number of scholarships available this semester: 2
This annual scholarship is awarded to an enrolled student at Goodwin University pursing a Master’s degree.

Selection Criteria:
  • Goodwin University student currently enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)
    • Master's in Education (M.Ed.)
    • Master's in Public Health (MPH)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

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 2nd or 3rd 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
  • 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 less 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
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

15th Annual Golf Tournament Scholarship

Scholarship amount: varies based on individual student need
Number of scholarships available this semester: variable upon eligibility
Established in 2005, by the Goodwin Foundation Golf Committee to provide continuous support to Goodwin students.

Selection Criteria:
  • Goodwin University student nearing the end of his/her Associate or Bachelor’s degree program
  • Academic Advisor signature required to confirm credits remaining
  • 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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Goodwin Foundation
One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118
giving@goodwin.edu  |  860-291-9934