Fritch Endowed and James Woodward Strong Scholarships

The Fritch Endowed and James Woodward Strong Scholarships encourage and support middle-income students through all four years at Carleton. These scholarships are awarded for each incoming class. Recipients will receive the award each year while attending Carleton as long as they are making satisfactory academic progress.

Fritch Endowed Scholarship

  • Designated for middle-income students from a U.S. city of fewer than 200,000 people
  • $10,000 a year for four years for a total award of $40,000

James Woodward Strong Scholarships

  • Designated for middle-income families from U.S. metro areas
  • $10,000 a year for four years for a total award of $40,000

Allocation for each of these scholarships

  • $4,500 used to meet a 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

To be considered for either scholarship:

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Apply for financial aid
  3. Indicate your interest by completing a short survey by February 15, 2023

The Admissions Committee will review applications in late March and will announce the finalists and alternates before April 15. If appropriate, alternates will be named as finalists by May 1.

About the Fritch Endowed and James Woodward Strong Scholarships

Herb Fritch, president and founder of healthcare 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. He led the college from 1870 until 1903. More information about President Strong can be found on the Sesquicentennial website. Learn more about Strong and more recent Carleton presidents on the Office of the President website.