Achievement Scholarships

Applying for Achievement Scholarships

  • Scholarship applications are required, except where otherwise noted.
  • Priority Application Deadline: Nov. 15. You will need to submit a completed application to Goshen College (including an official transcript and test scores).
  • Achievement Scholarship Application Deadline: Jan. 1 (you need to be admitted before scholarship application will be reviewed)
  • Only students entering college directly after high school are eligible.
  • For more information, contact your admissions counselor.

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. 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 academic scholarships, achievement scholarships 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.

*These scholarships are still available after the Nov. 15 Priority Application Deadline.


President’s Leadership Award

(Full tuition annually)

The President’s Leadership Award (PLA) is a competitive scholarship for high achieving academic students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities. This scholarship requires an application, a personal experience portfolio (essay questions), and a video. Recipients will receive a full tuition scholarship renewable for a total of 8 semesters. Recipients will take part in a fall orientation with returning PLA recipient students and are encouraged to participate in the college’s LEAF (Leadership, Engagement, Authorship and Future) program.

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

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.85 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Score at least 1340 on the SAT OR at least 29 on the ACT
  • Be a National Merit Semifinalist

Eligible applicants must also participate in Celebrate Scholars Day at Goshen College on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. If you have an unavoidable conflict, contact your admissions counselor.

Note: The President’s Leadership Award will replace the student’s previously awarded academic scholarship.

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Intercultural Leadership Award

($20,000 annually)

The Intercultural Leadership Award is for incoming first-generation students of color who have demonstrated a distinguished academic record, leadership potential and commitment to giving back to their community. The scholarship is for $20,000 a year and is renewable for a total of eight consecutive semesters based on academic performance and program participation. This scholarship requires an application and a response to an essay question. Recipients are encouraged to participate in the college’s LEAF (Leadership, Engagement, Authorship and Future) program.

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

  • Be of African-, Hispanic/Latino-, Asian- or Native-American heritage
  • First-generation college applicant
  • 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 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Score at least 970 on the SAT OR at least 18 on the ACT
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by your state’s deadline
  • Participate in Celebrate Scholars Day at Goshen College on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. If you have an unavoidable conflict, contact your admissions counselor.

Note: The Intercultural Leadership Award will replace the student’s previously awarded Leader of Color Award and academic scholarship.

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Leader of Color Award

($2,500 annually)

The Leader of Color Award is designed to recognize qualified students of color who have demonstrated a distinguished academic record and significant leadership activities in their local communities during their high school years. The scholarship is for $2,500 a year ($1,250 per semester) and is renewable for a total of eight consecutive semesters. Recipients are encouraged to participate in the college’s LEAF (Leadership, Engagement, Authorship and Future) program.
In order to be eligible to receive this scholarship, 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 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Score at least 970 on the SAT OR at least 18 on the ACT
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by your state’s deadline
  • Apply for admission to Goshen College by March. 1, 2020.(including submission of a completed admissions application, high school transcript and SAT/ACT test score).

Dream Award

(Up to full tuition annually)

The Dream Award is for one undocumented student in recognition of leadership potential and commitment to giving back to their community. The scholarship is for up to full tuition and is renewable for a total of eight consecutive semesters. This scholarship requires an application, a personal experience portfolio (essay questions) and a video. Recipients are encouraged to participate in the college’s LEAF (Leadership, Engagement, Authorship and Future) program.

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

  • Be undocumented
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Score at least 970 on the SAT OR at least 18 on the ACT
  • Participate in Celebrate Scholars Day at Goshen College on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. If you have an unavoidable conflict, contact your admissions counselor.
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Athletic awards

Athletic awards are given 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.


Music Excellence and Achievement Awards

($1,000-$10,000 annually)

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. Students interested in a music major or minor are eligible for Music Achievement Awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 annually. Ensemble Grants of $1,000 annually are now available for students not planning to major or minor. All instruments and voice parts are encouraged to apply, including students with interests in composition.

All instruments and voice parts are encouraged to apply.

Go to the Music Scholarships page for more information and an application.


Gorsline Academic Awards: Business, Theater, Communication

($1,500 annually)

In recognition of her interest in business and communication, Kay Bandelier Gorsline established the Gorsline Academic Awards for students majoring in business, theater or communication at Goshen College.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:

  • High school and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and be eligible for admission to Goshen College.
  • Submit an application for admission to Goshen College.
  • Complete the Gorsline Academic Award application.
  • Participate in Celebrate Scholars Day at Goshen College on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. If you have an unavoidable conflict, contact your admissions counselor.
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Anglemyer Education Award

($1,000-$3,000 annually)

The Anglemyer Education Scholarship is available to students at Goshen College intending to major in teacher education. Priority selection will go to students from Elkhart County; the next priority will be students from selected Indiana counties with any remaining funding to be awarded to students from Indiana.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:

  • High school and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and be eligible for admission to Goshen College.
  • Complete the admission application for Goshen College.
  • Complete the Anglemyer Education Award application.
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Swallen Missionary Award

($1,000-$3,000 annually)

The Swallen and Lord’s Scholarship Trust are for students preparing for missionary service. Interested students must complete an application and provide two character references — one of the references being a pastor.

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