First Responders Grant

Gardner-Webb University is dedicated to the educational success of our public servants, and through the First Responders Grant, eligible students can receive a 15% tuition grant renewable through the completion of a GOAL-DCP bachelor's program.

Since 1978, GOAL - the Degree Completion Program has provided working adults with a unique opportunity to complete an innovative, online bachelor's degree in the comfort of your home when it is convenient with your busy work schedule.

The faculty and staff at Gardner-Webb are mindful of the demands of everyday life and work, which allows you to achieve your goals without compromising your career or time with family.

The First Responders Grant is truly a blessing because it allows our first responders to further their education at a minimal cost. I commend Gardner-Webb University for recognizing first responders who sacrifice so much daily for their communities and nation.

- Chief of Police Cam Jenks, City of Cherryville

Eligible Professions

  • Military, active or reserve
  • Law Enforcement/Public Safety
  • Corrections/Probation/Parole
  • Fire Department/Fire Marshall/Volunteers
  • EMT/EMS Personnel
  • Rescue Squad/REACT
  • 911 Operators