Goucher College Merit-Based Scholarships

Trustee, Presidential, Dean's, Alumni and Global Citizens are merit-based scholarships available to incoming students. The Goucher Admissions Office determines eligibility for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. No separate application is required. Merit-based scholarships are renewable for all four years at Goucher (eight semesters) provided you maintain the required grade point average at Goucher.

Maryland State Scholarships and Grants

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) offers and administers a variety of state scholarships and grants. To be considered for need-based Maryland aid, students must be Maryland residents and must submit the FAFSA by March 1st. MHEC also awards merit-based scholarships. For more information, visit MHEC.

Other (Non-Maryland) State Scholarships and Grants

Some states provide state funding for residents who attend an out of state school. Students who are not Maryland residents should check with the higher education agency for their state of residence for eligibility requirements.

Find your state agency here using the nasfaa.org search tool!

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships provide an additional source of funding for students. Students are encouraged to research and apply for outside sources of funding. Begin by contacting your high school, civic, professional or religious organizations to which you or a parent may belong.

Students must report all outside scholarships that you expect to receive to the Office of Student Financial Services when you become aware of them. Your financial aid award will be reviewed and may be adjusted according to institutional policies and federal regulations. You will be notified of any adjustments. Total financial aid, including outside scholarships, cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

Scholarship Information and Search Engines

Avoid Scholarship Scams - Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

FinAid - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Scholarships.com - Find Money for College

Eight Steps to Winning a Scholarship (information from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)

Bigfuture Scholarship Search

Scholarship Information and Application Tips from College Board

Scholarship Foundations and Private Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to a deserving student. In order to apply, students must be a high school junior or senior, or be registered at an accredited post secondary institution. Students must also be between the ages of 16 and 30. In order to apply students need to send their essay by June 14, 2014. Essay details can be found online by using above link.

AES Engineers

Five hundred dollar scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Available to all high school and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  Deadline: October 6, 2014

Ariel Singer Prize

The Ariel Singer Prize is awarded annually to recognize Goucher student achievements in projects and/or activities including, but not limited to: internships, community work, summer research, and/or academic achievement related to the environment, ethics, and/or human rights.

In order to be considered for this prize, a student must be nominated by a member of the Goucher faculty or staff. This nomination should consist of a brief letter (one or two paragraphs) citing briefly the nominee’s qualifications or achievements in the areas described above. Once nominated, the student will be asked to submit a brief application for this prize. The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the Associate Dean for Student Engagement shall select a winner from amongst those who complete the application process.

Revisit in January 2014.

ASCO Numantics Scholarship

Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship for students entering their third or fourth year and enrolled as full-time student with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation systems, electrical, mechanical or automation discipline. Application must be received by May to be eligible.  Revisit site January 2014.

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

The AXA Foundation provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to students throughout the United States. 52 State Winners of the AXA Achievement Scholarship are selected to receive a one-time scholarship of $10,000. From these 52 winners, ten will be selected as National Winners and will receive an additional $15,000.  Visit their website.

Baltimore Community Foundation

A common scholarship application and supporting attachments were postmarked by March 12, 2013 and forwarded to CollegeBound Foundation for consideration of scholarships they administer through the Baltimore Community Foundation scholarship.  A few of the scholarships are listed below.  Visit their website for information on other scholarships available.

  • Artemis Scholarship is a scholarship for young women graduating from Baltimore City public high schools who wish to pursue higher education with a gpa of 3.0 or higher.  Award size $500-$1000 (non-renewable). 
  • Mildred M. Coughlin Scholarship is for young women graduating from Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland who intend to attend a four-year liberal arts college or university.  Award size $500-$1000 (non-renewable). 
  • Al Sanders Foundation for Music Studies is a $1,500 award for a student graduating from a public high school in Baltimore City or one of the surrounding counties, have a 3.0 or higher gpa and plan to seek a degree in music from an accredited four-year college. Past recipients may reapply. 

B. Davis Scholarship

This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. Visit website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read how to apply for this scholarship. The site is free and there is no charge for the information or the application.  The deadline for application is May 26, 2014.

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun organization will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $500. Any student athlete, regardless of the sport they are involved in, may apply. In order to apply, a short essay apply before June 20, 2014. Details on the topic of the essay can be found using link above.

BrainTrack

BrainTrack offers scholarships of $1,000 and $500 for students pursuing an education degree, a business or management degree, or a computer science degree. Students must have completed at least one semester in the degree field and be enrolled in one or more relevant classes. Applications are typically due in November.

Buildium's Build U. Scholarship

One award of $2,000 per semester to the Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science student who best explains belief im import for building a great company. Submission deadlines are October 1 (fall) April 30 (spring)

Business Degree Scholarship

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing bachelor level degrees related to business management, information systems management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management or entrepreneurship for $1,000.  Due date is April 1st of each year.

BUTEX

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) offers eight scholarships of £500 for North American students studying in the UK for a semester or more.  Deadline for 2013-14 has passed, revisit January 2014.

Cecil County Retired School Personnel Association

One annual memorial scholarship for $1,000. A college student who has graduated from Cecil County, Maryland public high school and pursuing field of elementary or secondary education. Deadline for 2013-14 has passed, revisit January 2014.

Central Scholarship Bureau

The Central Scholarship Bureau offers a number of grants and scholarships. In order to apply for any of the scholarships or grants you must complete the CSB online application . This one application will allow you to be considered for all CSB programs whose criteria you meet. For the online application or more information about CSB scholarships and grants, follow the link above.  Information for 2014 open January 2014.

CollegeBound Foundation Competitive Scholarships

Apply for 2014 CollegeBound Foundation competitive scholarships and last dollar grant with the STARS online.  Application deadline typically in March.  Deadline has passed for 2013-14.

Community Fund of Carroll County

The Community Fund of Carroll County offers a number of scholarships to undergraduate students who are residents of Carroll County, MD.  ATTENTION ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
Even if the deadline has passed on the application you are interested in, it may not be too late to apply! Please send in your application and you will be contacted to let you know if it is too late.

Community Fund of the Eastern Shore

The Community Fund of the Eastern Shore administers over 80 scholarship funds for students attending high school in the Eastern Shore region of Maryland.  Application due dates vary, consult website for application and deadline information.

Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a Maryland first-generation college student either attending or will attend a Maryland college with a major in a medical-related field. Consult website for more information.

DegreeDirectory.org

DegreeDirectory.org is offering $1000 scholarship to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of Social Sciences, Business, or Communications and Journalism. Consult website for application and deadline information. Deadline September 13.

Delaware - District of Columbia - MD Association

The DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has established a scholarship fund that will award a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships to students who attend an eligible institution within each geographic area. An eligible institution is defined as an institution with at least one member with an active membership with the DE-DC-MD ASFAA. Consult website for application and deadline update for 2013.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Washington DC Alumnae Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship will provide financial assistance to one permanent resident of Washington, DC currently enrolled at an accredited university or college full-time sophomore-level or full-time graduate student pursuing science, technology, or math discipline with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.  Consult website for application and deadline information.

Dwight P. Jacobus 

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.
Number of Scholarships: Four scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.
Value of Award: Each scholarship has a value of $1,000 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.  Application due date: March 1st request application by February 15. Website will be open at a later date for 2014-15 applications.

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture

For the 2014-15 academic year, the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship will award three scholarships of $500 each. Disbursements of the award will be made in two increments of $250 each - one for the first semester and one for the second semester of the academic year. The award payment will be forward by DutchCrafters directly to the college or university for distribution. Awards are for undergraduate study only. The application deadline is May 1, 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year.

Education Portal-Don't Let Tuition Stop You

In 2013-14 you could sound off about all of the challenges of being a college student and win $1000 to help pay for school! Entrants must "like" Education Portal on Facebook in order to be eligible to win. Entrants must be enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at at least 18 years of age.  Consult their website for current information.

FOTA Arts Scholarship

Friends of the Arts (FOTA), Annapolis, Maryland is offered two art scholarships of $3000 to Anne Arundel County resident college level art students attending Maryland institutions. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the last year. These awards will be determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio, an artist's statement and two letters of recommendation.  Consult their website for current information.

Future Counselors of America Scholarship

Annual scholarship award of $1,000 to US undergraduates majoiring in psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement and essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." Entries must be received by June 30th of each year.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country. Consult their website for current information.

Human Rights Campaign

This scholarship website is a campaign is working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights.

Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

Ten scholarships to honor memory of these two mesothelioma warriors. Complete application and essay September 2014 through October 7, 2014.

John Gyles Education Awards

Available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. Minimum of GPA of 3.0, available to both male and female students in all areas of post secondary study and full Canadian or American citizenship is required. The scholarship amount was $500 and the 2012 deadline passed, consult website for 2013-14 information.

Krill Oil-Education Your Heart Scholarships

Everest Nutrition's Kill Oil will be giving $1,000 to two students.  Students must maintain 3.0 grade point average and be a Canadian or American citizen or hold valid student visa.  Essay questions and information available on their website.  Consult their website for current information.

Krotee Memorial Rosedale Recreation and Parks

All eligible applicants must presently reside or have previously resided within the council boundaries of the Rosedale Recreation and Parks Council, Baltimore County, MD or have participated in Rosedale Recreation Council programs for at least 5 years.  Applications are due by April 1st.  For more information contact Rosedale Recreation and Parks office.

Mango Salute-The Art of Greeting

Complete application and essay on Topic "The Way We Say Hello and How It Has Developed in Space and Time".  A $1,000 scholarship to a college undergraduate or graduate.  Deadline May 1, 2014.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Available to the son or daughter of the following: Active Duty or Reserve U.S. Marine who has served at least 90 days, veteran U.S. Marine who received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, wounded or killed while serving in the Corps, active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, medical discharge, wounded or killed in the U.S. Navy.  Plan to attend an accredited undergraduate college or vocational/technical institution in the upcoming academic year with a gpa of at least 2.0. Scholarship amounts vary. Consult website for current information.

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

The Maryland Multicultural Coalition of NAME is accepting scholarship applications for undergraduate students who are interested in the field of education. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.

National Federation of the Blind

Each July at the national convention a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. Applicants must be legally blind in both eyes, reside in the United States, pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time postsecondary course of study in a degree program, and if chosen, participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities. Consult their website for current information.

National Security Scholarship

A $15,000 scholarship award is an exclusive program only to full-time undergraduate students and only available through the Independent College Fund of Maryland.  One was awarded to a Goucher student for 2013-14.    Stop by the Office of Student Financial Aid in the Dorsey Center for information.  Application deadline is October 3.

New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Scholarship

$1,000 New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Semiannual Scholarship - merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited college or university. Scholarships will be awarded twice per year. Consult their website for current information.

Organization of Chinese Americans

The Organization of Chinese Americans offers scholarships to Asian Pacific American students. Several scholarship links are available on this site.  Application information will be available in January.

Penny Stocks

First annual $1,000 scholarship requires 1000 short essay on financial literacy.  Start date September 1, 2013 and ends December 31 2013. Essays must be submitted electronically and written in English.

Point Foundation Scholarship for LGBT students

The Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  Consult their website for current information.

Polish Heritage Association of Maryland, Inc. 

The Association will be providing several need based $1,500 scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. To qualify the applicant must be a full-time college student during the fall and spring semesters. Consult their website for current information.

Scholarship Guidance-Helping Schools Everyday

Scholarship search engine for various scholarships.

Ruth Gosnell Education Fund

Interest-free loans to full-time college juniors, seniors, and graduate school candidates regardless of religion. Check back later for 2013-14 information or consult their website.

Sertoma Scholarship for Students who are Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to cover tuition, books, and supplies and may be used for any term and made possible by the members of Sertoma and Oticon, Inc.  Consult their website for current information.

Society of Women Engineers
The SWE scholarship program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.  Check their website in January for more information.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Information regarding scholarship opportunities for study abroad is available on Goucher's Office of International Studies website.  

TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship

You may enter the monthly drawing for this scholarship if you are eligible to receive federal student aid funding and enrolled at least half time or a high school senior.

Timothy J. Atkinson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to enter a field that will assist or advocate for people with disabilities. The amount is $1,000 and the deadline for eligible candidates is April 1st of each year. You must be a Carroll County resident of Maryland, accepted for admission or currently enrolled as a full-time student at accredited college or university in pursuit of a related degree.

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

Entry opens April 15, 2014.  Students must submit a 500-word or less essay that demonstrate your best example of demonstrated leadership within your community including number of hours per week/month/year that you are involved.

Undergraduate Marketing Education Scholarship Awards

The Baltimore Chapter of the AMA has developed three scholarship awards (a $2,500 first place award and two $500 book scholarship runner-up awards) to contribute to the educational development of motivated students in the field of marketing in the region. These merit scholarships offer a quality opportunity for marketing students to become familiar with the American Marketing Association and its resources - at both the national and local level.  Deadline in January.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Full- or part-time undergraduate student, full-time graduate or professional student, Demonstrate financial need, Remain continuously enrolled with at least a 2.5 GPA.  Online application available December 15 through February 15.  Visit their website for application and deadline information.

US Bank Scholarship

Random drawing for forty $1,000 scholarships.  In order to be eligible for the U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program, a student must be:

  • A high school senior planning to enroll or a current college freshmen, sophomore or junior at an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program;
  • Enrolled by September;
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien.

All funds shall be open for use in any accredited institution of higher learning.  The student must take a course resulting in a degree and be a full-time student (minimum 12 semester hours).  Consult the website for current information.

US Dish Scholarship

Which TV Character would you want as a college roommate?  A 300-500 word article to be posted to their facebook page.  The award is for $1,000, visit their website.  Deadline for submission December 21, 2013.