Launch Scholars Network

Countdown to success.

The LAUNCH Scholars Network is designed to offer scholars support servinces, skills development and community building opportunities that will assist them in earning a degree and becoming who they are meant to be!

The LAUNCH Scholars Network is a cohort-based, comprehensive four-year initiative designed for first-generation and Pell Grant-eligible scholars at Goucher College. This program facilitates a smooth transition into college life, offers ongoing support throughout their academic journey, equips them with essential skills and opportunities for future career endeavors, and fosters a lifelong network extending far beyond graduation.

Scholars selected to join the LAUNCH Scholars Network will not incur out-of-pocket expenses for participation in the program.

Who are launch scholars

LAUNCH Scholars are individuals who are:

  • Committed to being in the LAUNCH Scholars Network all four years.
  • Committed to academic success and continued development.
  • Willing to take advantage of the resources and opportunities offered by the program.

The Launchpad for your Future

The program offers opportunities to:

  • Build academic skills, independence, social connections, and a sense of belonging at Goucher.
  • Develop key skills in:
    • Writing, math, and preparation for other Goucher coursework
    • Networking and professional development
    • Time management, study skills, and organizational skills
  • Utilization of Goucher's digital platforms
  • Enjoy exclusive excursions in and around Baltimore that will provide opportunities to get to know the area.
  • Regularly connect with a staff mentor emotional and practical support.
  • Learn tips on navigating the college experience from upper class peer mentors.
  • Move in before everyone else as a part of our Summer LAUNCH Program.
  • Tap into the rich resources available at Goucher through integrated programing and opportunities for exclusive interaction with other offices and departments, such as:
  • Bond with Goucher through an immersive, welcoming experience, from beginning to end.

LAUNCH Scholars Network Contact

Please reach out to the director of the LAUNCH Scholars Network at for more information.