Pearl Foundation Scholarship

The Pearl Foundation Scholarship was established in memory of Pearl Fink by her children Janis Ian and Eric Fink. Pearl enrolled in Goddard’s Adult Degree Program at the age of 49, after having been in the workforce for several decades. Getting a BA was a lifetime goal for her. Pearl found her passion in playwriting, going on to earn her MA from Goddard at the age of 52, and writing a full-length play. Her daughter, the musician Janis Ian said, “Goddard was the most important thing in the world to her next to her children.”


Given to a student who demonstrates financial need who aspires to earn a first-time undergraduate (BA, BFA) or graduate (MA, MFA) degree and has either:

  • been out of school for 5+ years, or
  • has been in the workforce for 5+ years.

Both new and returning students may apply for the Pearl Foundation Scholarship.


June 10, 2023


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Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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