Achievement Scholarships

(Applications required except for athletic awards)
Achievement scholarships recognize your interests, accomplishments and promise of future achievement at Goshen College. You may apply for various awards based on potential choice of major or other campus involvement. Scholarships are awarded in athletics, business, communication, music, theater, missionary interest and more.

Many of these awards require a separate application. Generally students can receive only one of these awards.

You may receive a maximum of two awards from the combined categories of merit-based scholarships, achievement awards and tuition discount benefits.  You may apply/audition for any number of awards. If more than two awards are given, you will need to choose the two that you would want to keep. Goshen College limits merit awards so that more funds can be awarded on the basis of financial need.  Note: The President’s Leadership Award will replace the student’s previously awarded academic scholarship.

 

President’s Leadership Award

The President’s Leadership Award is a competitive scholarship for high achieving academic students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities. This scholarship requires an application, a personal experience portfolio, and a leadership assessment. The leadership assessments take place during Goshen College’s Celebrate Scholars Day on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  Recipients will receive an $19,000 a year scholarship ($9,500 per semester) renewable for a total of 8 semesters.  The President’s Leadership Award will replace any previously awarded academic scholarships.

To be eligible to apply for the PLA, students must meet two of the following criteria:

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.8 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Rank in the top 5 percent of your high school class
  • Score at least 1290 (out of 1600) on the SAT or 29 on the ACT
  • Be a National Merit Semifinalist


Paper application
 | Online application

 

Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL) Scholarship

The CITL Scholarship is for incoming first generation Latino students in recognition of leadership potential and commitment to giving back to their community. The scholarship is up to full tuition and is renewable for a total of eight consecutive semesters based on academic performance and program participation. This scholarship requires an application, a personal experience portfolio, and a leadership assessment. The leadership assessments take place during Goshen College’s Celebrate Scholars Day on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Students will participate in an “Ethnically Rooted Leadership Development” program and activities associated with the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning.

In order to qualify to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by your state’s deadline


Paper application
 | Online application

 

Stoltzfus Diverse Leader Award

The Stoltzfus Diverse Leader Award is designed to recognize African American, Latino/a American and Native American (ALANA) students who have demonstrated a distinguished academic record and significant leadership involvement in activities which promote multicultural awareness and understanding in their local communities during their high school years. This scholarship requires an application, a personal experience portfolio, and a leadership assessment. The leadership assessments take place during Goshen College’s Celebrate Scholars Day on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

In order to apply students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian or Native American Heritage
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by your state’s deadline


Paper application
 | Online application

 

LEAF Scholarship

Leaf Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Leaf Scholars are academically talented and financially needy first-generation college students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to receiving a four-year scholarship of up to $40,000, Leaf Scholars engage in planned group activities to ensure their academic and professional success. Primary funding comes from the National Science Foundation. African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students are especially encouraged to apply.

To qualify for the competition you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be fully admissible to Goshen College
  • Be eligible for need-based financial aid
  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Declare one of the following STEM majors: biology, chemistry, environmental science, informatics, mathematics, molecular biology/biochemistry, or physics/pre-engineering
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Receive a SAT math score of 550 or more or an ACT math score of 24 or more


Paper application
 | Online application

 

Kay Bandelier Gorsline Scholarship

In recognition of her interest in business and communication, Kay Bandelier Gorsline established the Kay Bandelier Gorsline Scholarship for students majoring in business, theater or communication at Goshen College. Awards vary, with the maximum scholarship being $3,000.

Eligibility:

Gorsline recipients must be eligible for admission to Goshen College and have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Transfer students must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

Procedure for applying:

  • Submit an application for admission to Goshen College.
  • Complete the Gorsline Business (pdf), Communication (pdf)and Theater, Theater Acting or Design/Technical (pdf) applications.
  • Respond to the short essay on the bottom of the application.
  • Interview at Goshen College during Celebrate Scholar Day, Saturday, February. 1, 2014. Students who cannot attend this event will be scheduled for phone interviews the week prior to Celebrate Scholar Day.
  • If you wish to apply for a Gorsline Excellence Award in either Print Journalism or Radio/TV/Film then return the application by Dec. 15, 2013.

 

Music Excellence Awards and Achievement Awards

The Goshen College Music Department offers music scholarships to first-year and transfer students. In recognition of their commitment to the Goshen College Music Department, various donors have established scholarships for students majoring or minoring in music at Goshen College. The Music Department awards three Excellence Awards of up to $10,000 and various other Achievement Awards of up to $6,000 annually. All instruments and voice parts are encouraged to apply, including students with interests in composition.

Go to the Music Department website for more information and an application.

 

Athletic awards

Athletic scholarships are awarded by coaches of their respective sport, and award amounts vary. Recipients are expected to be significant contributors at the varsity level. For more information, fill out the Recruiting Information Form.

 

Swallen and Lord’s Scholarship Trust (missionary scholarship)

The Swallen and Lord’s Scholarship Trust are for students who are preparing for missionary service. Interested students must complete an application and provide two character references with one of the references being a pastor. The priority date for this scholarship is December 15, 2013.

Swallen Application and Reference Forms (pdf)