Merit Scholarships

All students admitted to Goucher, who submitted a high school transcript, are automatically considered for a merit scholarship. The selection process for these scholarships is competitive and is based on academic performance, with awards going to high-achieving students. Goucher students must achieve a 2.75 cumulative GPA to maintain a scholarship, which is renewable for up to eight semesters.

Additional Scholarships

The following scholarships, which are selective and require an additional application, recognize first-year students who have excelled in and beyond their school community.


The Dr. Rhoda M. Dorsey Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through superior non-academic engagement and experiences, such as special talents and extracurricular achievement. Awarded to outstanding student leaders, this renewable scholarship is awarded in addition to any merit scholarship received. Selected applicants will be invited to campus in early March for an interview. Recipients will be expected to become leaders on campus and will be invited to and recognized at special campus events.

To apply, please complete the Dr. Rhoda M. Dorsey Leadership Scholarship Application. Applications are due by December 1, along with a completed application for admission.


The Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships recognize students interested in dance, theatre, music, or the visual arts. Awarded to outstanding student artists, this renewable scholarship is awarded in addition to any merit scholarship received. Selected applicants will be invited to campus in early March for an audition or portfolio review, and for an interview.   

To apply, please complete the Scholarship in the Arts application, below, in the discipline you are considering. Applications are due by December 1, along with a completed application for admission.