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.

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

Summer 2019 Scholarships

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019
(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 College.

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

East Hartford Woman’s Club Scholarship (1)

Scholarship Amount: $1,500

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.

Selection Criteria:
  • Current female resident of East Hartford
  • Half of degree program completed, at a minimum
  • Participant in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities at Goodwin or in the East Hartford community
  • 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 Dollars Available: Approximately $30,000

Established in 2017, these scholarships are awarded to qualifying students with 16 credits or less remaining before graduation.

  • 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.

  • Registered Goodwin College 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.

  • Registered Goodwin College student nearing the end of his/her 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