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.

Spring 2021 Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
(no exceptions, please)

Scholarship Application

One application can be used to apply for multiple scholarships.


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*

East Hartford Woman's Club Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,500
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2011, this annual scholarship, awarded by the East Hartford Woman's Club, goes to a female student at Goodwin University that displays both outstanding academic merit and service to the East Hartford community.

Selection Criteria:
  • Participant in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities at Goodwin or in the East Hartford community
  • Current resident of East Hartford
  • Student nearing the end of her 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*

Rotary Club of East Hartford Scholarship

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
Established in 2016, this annual scholarship, awarded by the Rotary Club of East Hartford, goes to a Goodwin University student residing in East Hartford.

Selection Criteria:
  • Current resident of East Hartford
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Scholarship for Future Nurses

Scholarship amount: $500
Number of scholarships available this semester: 1
This scholarship is made possible by Lois Daniels, founder of the Nursing associate degree program, and in memory of her mother, Cornelia Harriet Olin Kopp.

Selection Criteria:
  • Nursing major nearing the end of his/her program
    (Registered in Nursing 210 or 220 for the spring semester, 2021)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 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 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*

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
  • 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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