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 or video recording)*, 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 $5,000, with a potential value totaling a maximum of $4,000 to $20,000, 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 and Details – All First-Year Applicants
While the Dance faculty believe it is advantageous to meet you in person for your audition, we understand it might not be possible for everyone. If you cannot attend the audition on campus, we do provide a video submission option.

  • In-person audition will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023 
    Click here for important guidelines and a sample audition day schedule
  • Video audition submissions are due by Thursday, January 26, 2023
    Click here for video recording guidelines and submission directions.

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


  1. Apply to Goucher College by completing the Common Application by January 15, 2023.
  2. Complete the Dance Scholarship Application by January 26, 2023. (Please Note: Within the Dance Scholarship application, you will be asked to confirm your audition type: in-person or video.)
    Dance Scholarship Application
  3. Complete the Audition (either in-person or via video submission)

  4. All applicants who audition will be contacted via email with scholarship results by 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