All students admitted to Goucher are automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Historically, approximately 80% of admitted students have received some form of financial aid, including merit scholarships, need-based aid, or a combination of both. In recent years approximately 45% of admitted first-year and transfer students have received a merit scholarship.
The selection process for these scholarships is competitive with awards going to high-achieving students based upon academic credentials.
• Trustee Scholarships- $20,000 annually
• Presidential Scholarships- $17,500 annually
• Dean's Scholarships- $15,000 annually
• Alumni Scholarships- $12,500 annually
• Global Citizen Scholarships- $10,000 annually
Goucher students must achieve a 2.75 cumulative GPA to maintain a merit scholarship. Merit scholarships are available for up to eight semesters.
Scholarships in the Arts
To recognize, promote, and attract students with creative talent in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, Goucher offers two types of arts scholarships, awarded independent of financial need.
The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship (FPAS)
These scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students in dance, theatre, music, and visual art, in the amount of $10,000 per year. The FPAS is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided the recipient satisfies the renewal requirements, including full-time enrollment, a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher, and continued active participation in endeavors related to the arts to the satisfaction of the department sponsoring the scholarship (art and art history, dance, music, or theatre).
To be considered for these scholarships, students are required to submit a complete Scholarship in the Arts application in the area for which they wish to be considered by February 1.
The Rosenberg Scholarships in Music, Dance, and Visual Art and the Wilhelm Scholarship in Theatre
Continuing students compete for scholarships, awarded in the amount of $7,500 for one year. Unlike the FPAS, the Rosenberg and Wilhelm Scholarships are awarded for one year only.
The Scholarships in the Arts (FPAS, Rosenberg or Wilhelm) can only be applied toward billable charges (tuition, room, and board). None of the Scholarships in the Arts can be combined with a John Franklin Goucher Scholarship, Tuition Exchange, or a Tuition Remission benefit from Goucher College. In addition, students applying for need-based financial aid should note that receiving a Scholarship in the Arts will influence their demonstrated financial need and may, therefore, reduce some other portion of their need-based aid package.