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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.

WELFund has approved four women to explore their passions over this academic year...

Emily Meachon
(A&S ’16) – studying the connections between birth order, leadership, and success in college students.

Katherine McLellan (Hartt ’16) –creating a chronological timeline of the history of women composers and their influence in the theatre music genre.

Tanya Johnson (CETA ’15) – researching new information on vortex shedding at the exit as a potential driver for the Helmholtz system, source location of acoustic waves, and noise mitigation strategies.

Madison Norwich (A&S ’16) – educating the University of Hartford's campus on the current issue of sexual violence while creating a safe environment of support around the survivors currently on campus.

WELFund also approved four women to complete projects and research over the summer of 2014...

Nicole Coumes (Art ’16) – will redefine “craft” in the U.S. and renew interest in traditional arts in Hartford across age and gender.

Colleen McLoughlin (A&S ’15) – will assess Connecticut’s actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mary Pan (Hartt ’15) – will research and perform Mass for the Convent, a multi-movement organ work.

Erin Sniffen (A&S ’16) – will research the involvement of women during the Dublin Easter rising of 1916.

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.

The Dorothy Goodwin Scholarship brochure can be located here.

Click Here for the Dorothy Goodwin Scholars 2015 Application.

Scholars Click Here for the Sample Thank You Note.

Scholars Click Here for the Final Report Outline.