Posted on May 15th in REACH Blog

Goddard College Offers $1,000 to PTK Members

Goddard College Campus

Goddard College in Vermont is the latest four-year institution to establish a transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members.

Goddard College operates with the principle that experience and education are intricately linked. It was founded in 1938 on a sheep farm in Plainfield, Vermont, to be a “College for Living.”

Students work with faculty to direct their studies according to their personal and professional interests and goals. The college operates on a low-residency model, where students participate in an intensive eight-day residency on campus, followed by 16 weeks of independent work in close collaboration with a faculty advisor.

The college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and has two additional sites in Washington — Port Townsend and Seattle — for the eight-day residencies. Learn more about its new transfer scholarship in this brief Q&A.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members:

Goddard is offering a $1,000 scholarship to all enrolling PTK members.

Why does your college feel it’s important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?

Transfer students bring rich experience to the fabric of our culture. We want to encourage the sharing of that experience. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members are proactive and high-achieving and would fit well within the Goddard College education model.

Are there other transfer scholarships that could be stacked with your Phi Theta Kappa award?

We do offer Goddard Grants in addition to PTK scholarships, though as an institution our priority has been reducing costs for students by keeping tuition low and offering generous credit transfer.

What other opportunities are available for transfer students at your institution to assist them in successfully transitioning from community college?

Our faculty-to-student ratio is low at seven students per faculty, and our educational model is one-to-one faculty advising. This allows our faculty to meet our students where they actually are in their lives and advise them as individuals.

In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?

Goddard’s low-residency model allows for the best of both online and traditional college experiences. Students have the community engagement of a traditional program during the residency, and after, they can return to their lives, their jobs, and their communities while earning their degrees. This accessibility and flexibility means that students from all walks of life attend our program, with age ranges between 19 and 72.

Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?

Deadlines fall one and two months before our residency dates. Two months prior is the priority deadline, one month prior is the regular deadline. We offer visiting days on the first Saturday of every residency and regular online information sessions. Learn more.

Find more transfer scholarships like this one at PTK Connect.

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