Making Carleton Accessible to Middle Income Families
Fritch Endowed and James Woodward Strong Scholarships
Fritch Scholarships are specifically designated for middle-income students from a U.S. city or metropolitan area of less than 200,000 people. Scholarships are awarded each school year on a competitive basis, and are renewable for three additional years beyond the student’s first year at Carleton.
For those from larger urban areas, you can be considered for the James Woodward Strong Scholarship.
Both scholarships award $10,000 per year in grants for a total of $40,000 while attending Carleton. In conjunction with Carleton’s strong financial aid program and commitment to meeting 100 percent of need, the Fritch and James Woodward Strong scholarships encourage and support students who would otherwise not consider or be able to afford a Carleton education.
To be considered for either scholarship:
1) All interested and qualified students should apply for admission.
2) Submit the one-page online application by February 15, 2017.
3) Qualify for need-based financial aid.
Applications for both scholarships will be considered in late March and early April. Finalists and alternates will be announced before April 15. The Admissions Committee will review applications. Recommendations of the recipients will be made to and approved by the Dean of Admissions. If appropriate, alternates will be named as finalists by May 1.
Scholarships are awarded for each incoming class. Both scholarships will award $10,000 per year. The scholarship will continue for three subsequent years provided the scholarship recipient is making satisfactory academic progress. The total award over the four years will be $40,000. Each scholarship will have three components, as follows:
- $4,500 used to meet the student’s need;
- $4,500 used to replace any loan awarded or used toward the family contribution and pay any balance owed;
- $1,000 used to buy books and supplies and other miscellaneous charges.
Any remaining need will be met with additional Carleton grants and scholarship aid so that 100 percent of an admitted student’s need is met.
Herb Fritch, president and founder of health-care insurer HealthSpring, is a part owner of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. He was born and raised in Duluth, Minn. His wife, Barbara Fritch, a native of Yorkshire, England, is a retired financial planner. Herb and Barbara established the Fritch Scholars program at Carleton to affirm the couple’s deep appreciation for the role education plays in an individual’s life.
James Woodward Strong was Carleton's first President who led the college from 1870 until 1903. More information about President Strong can be found on the Sesquitenial page. Further information about him and more recent Carleton Presidents can be found on the History of Presidents page.