Scholarships and Institutional Grants

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving — The Hartford Foundation builds partnerships with donors and nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for people in the greater Hartford region and to help students from the community afford a college education. As part of this mission, the Foundation provides block grants to Goodwin College for scholarships.

Besides living in the greater Hartford region, the selected recipients must have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the financial aid office; must be matriculated in a degree-granting program or a certificate program; and the recipients must be of traditional or non-traditional age, first-time or returning students and be a high school graduate. Awards range from $500 - $1,500 per student. The Foundation publishes a directory of scholarships available in searchable format at

CHESLA Need-Based Scholarship Program — Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Authority (CHESLA) provides need-based college scholarships to Connecticut residents attending Connecticut State or nonprofit institutions to degree-seeking students demonstrating need while maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Awards range from $500 - $3,000 per student per academic year. CHESLA publishes available scholarships at