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Dorothy Goodwin Scholars

The Dorothy Goodwin Scholars Program provides stipends for a select group of sophomore and junior women students who propose innovative research projects in partnership with a University of Hartford faculty or staff member. To see a list of recently funded scholars, their project topics, and their mentors, click here.

In 2013, WELFund approved four women from the class of 2014 to explore their passions...

Niki Kalmus (A&S) explored the feasibility of foreign aid database systems.
Click here to see Niki's final report.

Ally Thatcher (Art) investigated the combination of art and science in education.
Click here to see Ally's final report.

Catherine Brennan (Barney) analyzed population dynamics and game species.
Click here to see Catherine's final report.

Melanie Silvernail (Hartt) researched empowerment through music and performance.
Click here to see Melanie's final report.

Are You Interested in Applying for a Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship?

Dorothy Goodwin Scholars are creative self-starters with a compelling research
question who meet the following criteria:

  • Women students who are sophomores or juniors (rising juniors or seniors) in any school or college of the University of Hartford studying any academic discipline are eligible to apply.
  • Good academic standing (3.0 or above for over-all GPA; 3.5 or above for major).
  • Original scholarly or creative project that will be explored in partnership with a University of Hartford faculty member (adjunct faculty or staff may participate) for 10 weeks with the summer program (20 hours per week) or 200 hours during the full academic year program. Research will likely take place on campus, but might also be pursued in other geographic locations if appropriate for the participants and the project.

Dorothy Goodwin Scholars for the summer program are chosen each spring, scholars for the academic year program are chosen each summer. Contact Margaret Gooch, program administrator, at or at 860.768.5289 for more information.

Click Here for the Summer Scholars 2014 Application.

Click Here for the Academic Year 2014-15 Scholars Application.

Scholars Click Here for the Sample Thank You Note.

The Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship brochure can be located here.

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