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Scholarships

Almost every year, 99 percent of our students receive financial aid—
and a huge portion of that aid comes from scholarships (aka money you don’t have to pay back). The good news is that a majority of our scholarship packages are stackable, meaning you can qualify for more than one at a time! While most of our scholarships are awarded based on your academic achievements, personal interests and leadership potential, there is one scholarship that every student is eligible for when they visit Gordon in person or virtually.

Keep scrolling to read more about the visit scholarship and to see which scholarships are stackable!

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

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

Merit-based scholarships are determined by your GPA, academic achievements and plans to live on campus. Use the scholarship calculator to find out which scholarship you may qualify for!

Founder's Scholarship
$12,000 per year | $48,000 over four years

Harold John Ockenga Scholarship
$11,000 per year | $44,000 over four years

T. Leonard Lewis Scholarship
$10,000 per year | $40,000 over four years

Isabel Warwick Wood Scholarship
$9,000 per year | $36,000 over four years

F.L. Chappell Award
$8,000 per year | $32,000 over four years

VISIT SCHOLARSHIP [F] [T]

Up to $1,000

When high school seniors or transfer applicants visit campus (in person or virtually) for the first time this academic year, they automatically receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Sophomores and juniors can receive a one-time $500 scholarship when they ​visit and if they visit again as a senior, their scholarship doubles. Whatever the combination and no matter how many times you visit, this scholarship maxes out at $1,000 and is applied to your first full year of enrollment.  Let’s set up a visit for a van full of your friends!

Requirements:
Register for an on-campus visit or a virtual event.

PREMIER SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Global Honors Scholars Program
Scholarship amount coming soon
(replaces other Gordon aid)

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) 
Founder’s Scholarship recipients only
Eligible candidates will be invited to apply to the program and participate in a virtual Honors Day.

Clarendon Scholars Program
Scholarship amount coming soon
(stackable with other scholarships)

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 December 1 (Early Action II)
Eligible applicants will be invited to apply to the program and participate in Clarendon Scholar’s Day.

A. J. Gordon Scholars Program
Scholarship amount coming soon
(stackable with other scholarships)

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 20 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 (Early Action I) 
Founder’s or Harold John Ockenga Scholarship recipients only
Eligible candidates will be invited to apply to the program and participate in a virtual Honors Day. 

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Gordon College National Merit Scholarship Programs (Stackable)

National Merit Finalist Scholarship $3,000 per year | $12,000 over four years (stackable with other scholarships)

Recipients of this scholarship must (for freshmen only):

  • Be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist 
  • Designate Gordon as their top college choice with the NMSC and Gordon College Admissions
  • $3,000 National Merit Finalist Scholarship includes the stipend provided by the NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship $2,000 per year | $8,000 over four years

  • Recipients must provide confirmation that they have been designated as a semi-finalist of the NMSC
  • $2,000 National Merit Finalist Scholarship includes the stipend provided by the NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

National Merit Commended Scholarship $1,000 per year | $4,000 over four years

  • Recipients must provide confirmation that they have been designated for the National Merit Commended Scholarship by the NMSC
  • $1,000 National Merit Finalist Scholarship includes the stipend provided by the NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

These scholarships are based on unique circumstances.

Music Scholarships (Stackable)

Music Leadership Award
$5,000 per year ($20,000 over four years)

The Department of Music is pleased to award this signature scholarship to music majors who demonstrate exceptional musical abilities, and who exhibit the potential for musical leadership and service in their field.

Music Majors
$3,000–$4,000 per year

Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding abilities in performance and/or who show significant potential as future music educators.

Music Minors
$2,000 per year

Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate well-rounded musical abilities and a willingness to engage and contribute to the Department of Music.

Ensemble Participation Scholarship
$1,000 per year

Scholarship is awarded to students who are not music majors or minors. These are awarded to eligible students who demonstrate a high-level of musical proficiency, and a desire to participate in Department of Music ensembles during their time as a Gordon College student.

All music scholarships are awarded to students based on their auditions. Schedule an audition online, view the Music Scholarships resources, 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 ➔ 

Grapevine Scholarship

$1,000 per year | $4,000 over four years
This scholarship is awarded to high school graduates from our Gordon Grapevine Consortium

To learn more about joining the Gordon Grapevine Consortium, contact Sharon Carlson, Director of Recruitment, at .

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

$500 per year | $2,000 over four years
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 ➔

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

Gordon College has the right to modify, suspend or terminate the terms and conditions of scholarships as circumstances change.