The Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) Fellows Program (formerly MCAN Scholars) has been helping multicultural Carleton students pursue experiential learning opportunities since 2007. The MCAN Fellows program provides financial support for students undertaking internships, research experiences, or other field-based opportunities in fields that offer no compensation — or compensation lower than the pro-rated equivalent of entry-level salary. The intent is to award successful applicants with supplemental grants sufficient to cover expenses and, to the extent possible, lost earnings necessary for any required portion of tuition and other costs needed to attend Carleton the coming academic year.

Check out some comments from some of our recent MCAN Fellows:

Amira Aladetan ’24

Art Onwumere ’24

Jasmine Choi ’24

Ayanna Rose ’25

Bella Thomas ’25

Tiffan Nyamao ’25

Ellie Simon ’26

Carleton College gratefully acknowledges the genuine interest and generous support of the Multicultural Alumni Network in establishing this grant program for students of color. Eligibility is limited to students of color holding sophomore or junior class standing, as certified by the College Registrar.

To learn more about being an MCAN Fellow, contact the Career Center at, or see the Career Center’s internship information.

How to Give:

  1. Online – visit (or click the button above) and enter a gift amount. Under “Please apply my gift toward…” select “MCAN Fellows”, then follow the instructions to complete your gift. These gifts receive Alumni Annual Fund recognition and credit.
  2. Mail – send a check payable to “Carleton College” with “MCAN Fellows” in the memo line to:

Carleton College
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

  1. Phone – call 800-745-2275 to make your gift over the phone.