The Application Process

In general, successful applicants will be Carleton alumni 30-45 years of age who are established in a business career. Applicants should provide to the Selection Committee (composed of Carleton faculty, staff, and alumni business executives):

  1. a resume of their career since Carleton;
  2. the reasons why they believe a fellowship award of this kind would benefit them and their companies, and how such mid-career study would affect their ability to contribute to solving problems of the corporate sector; and
  3. a proposed institution and course of study (Fellowships typically cover all or a portion of tuition, fees, and related costs for up to two years of study).

Applications must be received by September 14, 2016 and candidates selected for in-person interviews should be available for travel to Minneapolis on Friday, December 2, 2016. Awards will be announced by December 31, 2016.

Alumni/alumnae interested in making application to the program should send their materials to:

Alumni Business Fellowship Program
Office of External Relations
Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057


If you have questions about the Alumni Business Fellowship Program, please contact the Office of External Relations by telephone at 507-222-4199 or by email at