Goodwin College Foundation

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are made possible through the Goodwin College Foundation and generous donors. They offset the student recipient's direct costs (e.g. tuition, lab fees, class related materials, 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 2020 Scholarships

Application Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019
(no exceptions, please)

Scholarship Application

One application can be used to apply for multiple scholarships.


American Eagle Financial Credit Union Scholarship (1)

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

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 (1)

Established in 2011, this annual scholarship, awarded by the East Hartford Woman’s Club, goes to a female student at Goodwin College that displays both outstanding academic merit and service to the East Hartford community.
Scholarship Amount: $1,500

Selection Criteria:
  • Participant in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities at Goodwin or in the East Hartford community
  • Current resident of East Hartford
  • Student near the end of her program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

L.E. Whitford Company Scholarship (1)

The L.E. Whitford Company scholarship was established by successful local businessman, Leonard Whitford, in memory of his parents, Leonard and Elsie Whitford. Mr. Whitford wishes to help Goodwin students who display academic merit and financial need
Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Selection Criteria:
  • Participant in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities
  • Student near the end of his or her program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Finish Line Fund Scholarships (Multiple)

Established in 2017, these scholarships are awarded to qualifying students with 16 credits or less remaining before graduation.
Scholarship Amount: Varies based on individual student need

Selection Criteria:
  • 16 credits or less remaining in program of study
  • Academic Advisor signature required to confirm credits remaining (see application)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Rotary Club of East Hartford Scholarship (1)

Established in 2016, this annual scholarship, awarded by the Rotary Club of East Hartford, goes to a Goodwin College student residing in East Hartford.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000

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

Scholarship for Future Nurses (1)

This scholarship is made possible by Lois Daniels, founder of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, and in memory of her mother, Cornelia Harriet Olin Kopp
Scholarship Amount: $500

Selection Criteria:
  • Nursing major nearing the end of his/her program
    (Registered in Nursing 210 or 220 for the spring semester, 2020)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proven financial need*

Goodwin College Foundation Compass Scholarship (Multiple)

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.
Scholarship Amount: Varies based on individual student need

Selection Criteria:
  • Goodwin College 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*

14th Annual Golf Tournament Scholarships (Multiple)

Established in 2006, these scholarships are awarded to qualifying students because of generous donors to the Goodwin College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament.
Scholarship Amount: Varies based on individual student need

Selection Criteria:
  • Goodwin College 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 the Advancement Office
860-291-9934 / giving@goodwin.edu / in person at 349 Main Street, 1st Floor, East Hartford

The Goodwin College Foundation
One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118
giving@goodwin.edu  |  860-291-9934