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Merit Scholarships

  • Johnson House (Admissions)
    The Admissions Office says:
    Most Carleton financial aid is in the form of need-based aid. However, Carleton participates in three merit scholarship programs: the National Merit Scholarship Program, the National Achievement Scholarship Program, and the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Students who are finalists in these programs are eligible for Carleton scholarships of $2,000 per year.
  • Johnson House (Admissions)
    Is there any financial assistance for students who meet the minimum of preferred test scores at Carleton? The Admissions Office says:
    Carleton operates a need-based financial aid system, not a merit-based system. This means that we work to meet 100% of every student's demonstrated financial need, rather than distributing scholarships or grants based on any past achievements.