University of Hartford Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship

University of Hartford Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship

Award Amount:$2,500-$5,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 29, 2017

Winner Announcement: December 15, 2017.

Brief Description:

The UNotesatthe University of Hartford is pleased to publicize the Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship.Undergraduate female students who have reached sophomore status and graduate female student who will be at the University for at least one more full academic year, in any school or college of the University, are eligible to apply. Through the program, the students have the opportunity to make their passion project into a reality.This highly competitive program provides an unparalleled experience each year to a select group of female students.

Host Institution:

UNotes is the comprehensive, online news source for the University of Hartford community.  It consists of two parts: UNotes Daily and UNotes Extra. The University of Hartford (UHart) is a private, independent, nonsectarian, coeducational university located mostly in West Hartford, Connecticut. Its 350-acre (1.4 km2) main campus touches portions of three municipalities: Bloomfield, Hartford, and West Hartford.


To eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Student(s) must propose an innovative scholarly research or creative project that will be explored in partnership with a University of Hartford faculty/staff mentor (adjunct faculty may participate).
  • Women students who will be sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students in the fall of 2017 at any school or college of the University of Hartford studying any academic discipline are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in excellent academic standing (3.0 ≥ for overall GPA; 3.5 ≥ for major).
  • Be available to work on the project for a minimum of 200 hours during the academic year to complete no later than summer 2018. A strong preference will be given to applicants whose research will take place on campus. The program includes participation at additional events, which students must be available to attend throughout the academic year unless there is a schedule conflict.
  • Be available to attend additional events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Be available to present at The Women’s Advancement Initiatives Symposium during the spring 2018 semester.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying, the applicants must submit the application process by submitting required materials as the following:

Student applicants will submit the following:

  • Applicant name, address, ID number, email (University and personal), phone (cell), expected graduation date, college, and major
  • Transcript (unofficial copies will be accepted) and resume
  • Narrative: In up to three double-spaced pages, describe these elements of your proposed research or creative project:
  1. Scholarship Period: Select either Summer Award or Academic-Year Award
  2. Project Plan: What are the goals of your project? What role will you play in accomplishing these goals?
  3. Project Timetable: When, and in what sequence, will project activities take place?
  4. Personal Goals: What do you anticipate learning from the research project, and the mentoring of your faculty partner? How does this connect with your future plans? How will receiving this scholarship make a difference in your life?
  5. Financial Plan: Awards of $2,500-$5,000 are available to Dorothy Goodwin Scholars. What uses do you anticipate for this award, both personal and project-related?

Faculty mentors will submit the following:

  • Mentor name, ID number, address, email, phone, college, department, and faculty rank
  • Current short form curriculum vitae
  • Narrative: In up to three double-spaced pages, describe the following:
  1. Project Plan: What are your goals for this project? What role will you play in accomplishing these goals; what role do you anticipate the student researcher will play? Does this proposed project relate to your own area of expertise or research? If so, how?
  2. Project Timetable: Confirm timetable of the project included in student’s submission (timing and sequence of project activities).
  3. Mentoring Goals: How will you collaborate with your student researcher? What do you anticipate offering to the student, and learning from the student?

Submitting Details:

  • The applicants can submit completed proposals via email to
  • Note: Proposal assistance is available by contacting Amy Jaffe Barzach at or 860.768.5471.

Award Description:

  • Selected student applicants will receive a total award package of $2,500-$5,000, payable in two installments.
  • 75% of the award will be payable at the start of scholarship period and 25% of the award will be made upon completion of the project.
  • In addition, faculty mentors will also receive $500 toward professional development in recognition of their service and project oversight.

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