Scholarship Information

Goucher provides both merit and need-based scholarship support. And you are automatically eligible for some scholarships just by applying to Goucher; no extra forms or essays. Browse the scholarships below for more information.  

Merit Scholarships

All students who apply along with their official high school transcript, are automatically considered for merit scholarship if admitted.

Test scores are not required for consideration. To maintain a scholarship, students must be in good academic standing. They are renewable and awarded up to eight semesters.

Maryland Scholars

As a Maryland Scholar, a Goucher education is made accessible to eligible first-generation Maryland residents from historically underrepresented populations.

For more information about Maryland Scholars, click the button below.

Maryland Scholars

Dance Scholarships

Our Dance Scholarships are awarded based on submission of a dance scholarship application, an audition (either in-person, video recording, or at Dancewave)*, and the recommendation of the Dance faculty. All first-year applicants planning to major in dance are eligible to audition.

These annual scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000, with a potential value totaling a maximum of $4,000 to $40,000, and are awarded in addition to any other merit scholarship for which the student qualifies. (Scholarships cannot be combined with a Tuition Exchange or a Tuition Remission benefit from Goucher College.) 

Dance scholarships are renewed automatically each year provided students maintain full-time enrollment as a dance major in good academic standing until graduation or a maximum of eight semesters, whichever comes first.

Audition Options – All First-Year Applicants

The Dance faculty believes it is most advantageous to meet you in person for your audition. It not only provides an opportunity for us to meet you but for you to meet us by taking classes with the dance faculty, having lunch with current Goucher dancers, and touring the campus.

We certainly understand it might not be possible for everyone to make it to campus. If you cannot attend the audition on campus, we do provide a video submission option.

To be considered for a dance scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Apply to Goucher College by completing the Common Application by January 15, 2024.
  2. Complete the Dance Scholarship Application by January 25, 2024. (Please Note: Within the Dance Scholarship application, you will be asked to confirm your audition type: in-person, video, or at Dancewave.)
  3. Complete the Audition (either in-person, via video submission, or at Dancewave)
  4. All applicants who audition will be contacted via email with scholarship results in late February.

Colleges That Change Lives Scholarship

This outside scholarship sponsored by the non-profit organization Colleges That Change Lives (CTLC). 

The CTCL Scholarship ($1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years with a maximum award of $4,000 per student) will be awarded to new first-year students, including international students and undocumented students, who choose to attend a CTCL-member college or university.

CTCL Scholarship Information

Other Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships provide an additional source of funding for students.

Visit our outside scholarship page for resources and information on outside scholarships and how to report them to Goucher. 

Outside Scholarships


Employment-Based Tuition Benefits

Tuition Exchange

Goucher participates in two tuition exchange programs: Tuition Exchange (TE) and Council of Independent Colleges (CIC-TEP).


Applicants having a parent employed at a tuition exchange member institution, who are certified by that institution, are eligible to apply for tuition exchange scholarships. To confirm eligibility, please contact the Liaison Officer at the parent’s employer institution.


To be considered for a TE or CIC-TEP scholarship, an application for admission, a tuition exchange scholarship application, and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted no later than the early action (November 15) or regular decision (January 15) deadlines. Late applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Value

Scholarship amounts vary based on the type of tuition exchange scholarship for which an applicant has applied:

  • Tuition Exchange (TE): Goucher utilizes the set rate established by the TE Board of Directors each year.
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC-TEP): CIC-TEP is a full tuition scholarship. The current tuition rate can be found on our website.

If you have questions about Goucher’s tuition exchange process, please contact Christopher Wild, Director of Enrollment Systems & Operations, Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer, via email at