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Scholarships

Announcing new and increased 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, ACT or CLT 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

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

Merit-based scholarships are determined by your GPA and SAT, ACT or CLT score, and can save you up to $80,000 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 2020–2021 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

$20,000/year ($80,000 over 4 years)
 

Harold John Ockenga Scholarship

$18,000/year ($72,000 over 4 years)
 

T. Leonard Lewis Scholarship

$17,000/year ($68,000 over 4 years)
 

Isabel Warwick Wood Scholarship

$14,000/year ($56,000 over 4 years)
 

F.L. Chappell Award

$12,000 ($48,000 over 4 years)
 

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Visit scholarships available!*

$1,000/year ($4,000 over four years) for seniors who visit before Christmas of 2019 or $500/year ($2,000 over four years) for sophomores or juniors who visit before May of 2020.

*Visit scholarships are included in a student’s financial aid package if the student enrolls at Gordon. Seniors are eligible if they have completed an official Admissions drop-in visit before Christmas 2019 or any Admissions open house day through April of 2020. Juniors and sophomores are eligible if they complete any official Admissions visit (drop-in or open house) between September 1, 2019, and May 1, 2020. The visit scholarship is not a travel reimbursement and is only available to students who enroll at Gordon. This offer cannot be stacked onto Global Honors Scholars or Clarendon Scholars awards.

COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Global Honors Scholars Program

$30,000 per year / $120,000 over four years

(This replaces your academic merit-based scholarship and any other Gordon College scholarships.)

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 (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

$20,500–$22,500 per year / $82,000–$90,000 over four years 

(This replaces your academic merit-based scholarship.)

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 (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

$28,000 per year / $112,000 over four years 

(This replaces your academic merit-based scholarship and any other Gordon College 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 on campus.

Fellows Programs

$1,000–$10,000 per year / $4,000–$40,000 over four years

Our First-Year Fellows programs provide students with opportunities to explore entrepreneurial leadership, justice issues or missions and ministries. Cohort members take an experiential spring break trip funded by the program. The Premiere Fellows and Fellows Scholarships are awarded to 45 first-year applicants each year. Learn more ➔

Requirements:
Apply to Gordon by November 1 or December 1 (Early Action I or II)
T. Leonard Lewis and Isabel Warwick Wood Scholarships and the F.L. Chapell Award (use scholarship calculator)

Eligible candidates will be invited to participate in the First-Year Fellows Day event on campus.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F]

Gordon College National Merit Scholarship Programs

National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship must (for freshmen only):

  • Be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as National Merit Scholarship Finalists 
  • Designate Gordon as their college choice with the 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 NMSC
  • $22,000 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 NMSC
  • $22,000 of tuition, including any stipend provided by NMSC
  • The award is renewable based on a 3.25 GPA

Gordon College National Hispanic Scholarship Program

Recipients of this scholarship must (for freshmen only): 

  • Be recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program
  • $22,000 of tuition
  • The award is renewable on a 3.25 GPA

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS [F] [T]

These scholarships are based on unique circumstances.

Music Scholarships

The Department of Music at Gordon College is delighted to award renewable scholarships of up to $28,000 per year to a large number of incoming students—music majors, music minors and music ensemble participants—who demonstrate outstanding aptitude and interest in music. Learn more ➔

Music Majors: $7,000–$28,000/year
Scholarships for music majors range from $7,000 to 28,000 per year ($28,000 to $112,000 over four years) and are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding abilities in performance and/or who show significant potential as future music educators. Department of Music Leadership Awards ($28,000/year) will replace other Gordon financial aid. 

Music Minors: $4,000–$6,000/year
Scholarships for music minors range from $4,000 to $6,000 per year ($16,000 to $24,000 over four years) and are awarded to students who demonstrate well-rounded musical abilities and a willingness to engage and contribute to the Department of Music.

Ensemble Participation Scholarship (non-music majors and minors only): $1,000–$3,000/year
Scholarships for ensemble participation are awarded to students who are not music majors or minors and range from $1,000 to $3,000 per year ($4,000 to $12,000 over four years). 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 ➔ 

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 (deadline to apply is January 15):

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

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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