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Scholarships

Scholarships can reduce your college costs by up to $120,000! Competitive scholarships require an invitation from the Admissions Office during the application process. Merit-based scholarships are determined by your GPA and SAT or ACT score, and are automatically awarded upon acceptance to Gordon. In addition, special and outside scholarships for particular circumstances or talents can help reduce your college costs. 

[F] = available to first-year students     [T] = available to transfer students

COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Gordon Global Honors Scholarship

$30,000 per year / $120,000 over four years
Gordon’s flagship four-year scholarship program seeks to enrich student’s faith, promote intellectual maturity and strengthen leadership capabilities. The Global Honors Scholarship is awarded to 12 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 (Early Action I or II) 
Founder’s Scholarship recipients only (use scholarship calculator)

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply to the program and participate in the Honors at Gordon event on campus.

A. J. Gordon Scholars Program

$18,000–20,000 per year / $72,000–80,000 over four years
Our distinguished four-year scholarship program seeks students who have an interest in serving locally while developing their leadership abilities. The A. J. Gordon Scholarship is awarded to 18 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 (Early Action I or II) 
Founder’s or Harold John Ockenga Scholarship recipients only (use scholarship calculator)

Eligible candidates will be invited to apply to the program and participate in the Honors at Gordon event on campus. 

Clarendon Scholars Program

75% tuition
Twelve first-year students from urban areas are selected because of their demonstrated leadership in their school and church, their academic promise, and their desire to positively impact urban communities. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by January 1

Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in Clarendon Scholar’s Day on campus.

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

Merit-based scholarships are determined by your GPA and SAT or ACT score, and can save you up to $72,000 over four years. Use the scholarship calculator to find out which scholarship you may qualify for!

Amounts listed below apply to incoming students for the 2017-2018 academic year only. Returning students with renewable scholarships will continue to receive aid based on their original agreement. Learn about academic scholarship renewal information.

Founder's Scholarship

$16,000–$18,000/year (or $64,000–$72,000 over 4 years)
 

Harold John Ockenga Scholarship

$14,000–$16,000/year (or $56,000–$64,000 over 4 years)
 

T. Leonard Lewis Scholarship

$11,000–$13,000/year (or $44,000–$52,000 over 4 years)
 

Isabel Warwick Wood Scholarship

$9,000/year (or $36,000 over 4 years)
 

NATIONAL MERIT & ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Gordon College National Merit Scholarship Programs

National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship (for freshmen only) must be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. 

  • Recipients must designate Gordon as their college choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and Gordon College Admissions
  • $24,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by the NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship

  • Recipients must provide confirmation that they have been designated as a semi-finalist of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • $20,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Merit Commended Scholarship

  • Recipients must provide confirmation that they have been designated for the National Merit Commended Scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • $20,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

Gordon College National Achievement Scholarship Programs

National Achievement Finalist Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship (for freshmen only) must be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Achievement Scholarship Finalists. 

  • Recipients must be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Achievement Scholarship Finalists
  • $24,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Achievement Semi-Finalist Scholarship

  • Recipients must be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Achievement Scholarship Semi-Finalists
  • $20,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • Realize the award renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

These scholarships are based on unique circumstances.

Music Scholarships

Awarded to students enrolling as music majors who have auditioned with music faculty. These awards recognize excellence and the potential to contribute to Gordon’s music program. Schedule an audition online or call 978.867.4369 for more information.

Fine Arts and Theatre Scholarships

Awarded to students enrolling as theatre or fine arts majors who have either reviewed their art portfolio or auditioned within the Theatre Department. These awards recognize excellence and the potential to contribute to the arts at Gordon.

Learn more about art scholarships >>

Minister and Missionary Scholarship

Awarded to incoming students whose parents are in full-time ministry or missions work. To apply for this scholarship, please complete the form on the following page:

Apply for the minister and missionary scholarship >>

Church Student Assistance Program

The Church Student Assistance Program is an opportunity for a church to assist its Gordon students with college costs by giving a minimum of $250. Gordon will match up to $1,000 of their gift.

Learn more about the Church Student Assistance Program >>

Young Life Scholarship

Awarded to students who are active members of Young Life. Applicants may be asked to complete additional essay questions and provide recommendations from Young Life leaders.

Apply for Young Life scholarship >>

Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship

Fallen Patriots logo

Awarded to incoming students who are enrolled with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFPF) and are receiving financial support through the CFPF grant program. The scholarship covers 40% of tuition costs per academic year.

Learn more about the Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship >>

Heritage Award

The Heritage Award is given to children of Gordon College alumni

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

To find scholarships and grants outside of Gordon College, search the following sites:

www.supercollege.com
www.studentscholarshipsearch.com
www.fastweb.com
www.collegeexpress.com
www.scholarships.com
www.collegeboard.com