Posts tagged with “Financial Aid” (All posts)

  • On a mission to learn more about wolves, geology major Ben Lowry ’21, biology major Maya Hilty ’21, sociology/anthropology major Katie Babbit ’21, and psychology major Amida McNulty ’21 headed to Yellowstone National Park with support from the Four Friends Fellowship. The wolves remained elusive, but the friends learned that many important lessons aren’t academic.

  • If you’re looking for Maya Rogers ’22 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), check the Rookery. Hidden in the center of the library’s fourth floor, the Rookery is a quiet spot just beyond the bustle of the circulation desk. Rogers likes to study there. “It’s a place where I feel very connected to Carleton,” she says. “I’m in the center of everything. But I simultaneously feel like I have space to do my own thing and focus on my work.”

  • By endowing an internship named in memory of a fellow Carl, Tom Rock ’84 and Melissa Raphan stay true to their philanthropic beliefs.

  • Brittany Dominguez ’21 wasn’t expecting to leave Texas. But thanks to the generous financial aid package Carleton offered, the choice to head north was obvious.

  • With all Carleton has to offer, it was the mailboxes in Sayles-Hill that spoke to Nhan Le ’21.

    “I liked how they were all unlocked—that everyone on campus obviously trusted each other so much,” she says. “I applied through QuestBridge, and when I matched with Carleton, I remember I cried when I found out. I was so happy and relieved.” 

  • Susan Gerstner ’81, P’17, P’20 and Dan Carlsen ’80, P’17, P’20
    The Carleton Experience Enrichment Endowment

    “We hadn’t considered that these opportunities weren’t available to all students, and that even with a full scholarship, they could still be out of reach,” says Dan Carlsen ’80, P’17, P’20. “It never occurred to us that this huge gap in discretionary income can create barriers to engaging in the Carleton experience.” 

  • By her count, Eva Grench ’19 is the 36th person in her family to attend Carleton—a list that includes cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. Her parents, Dawn Scott Grench ’83 and Bruce Grench ’82, met in Myers Hall when they were first-year students. So because Carleton has meant so much to their family, Dawn decided to give back. 

  • Two generations of the Parker family show their love of Carleton through a newly created endowed scholarship.

  • Growing up in a single-parent home in West Concord, Minnesota—a rural town of about 700—Annemarie Eayrs ’17 considered Carleton a world away from what her life would look like post high school. But thanks to the Malcolm J. Nelson Endowed Scholarship Fund, that world opened up to her.

  • I grew up on the dusty streets of Sakubva, an old township in Mutare, Zimbabwe’s third largest city. My father was a bus driver at a local bus company, but then he got retrenched following a severe hyperinflation in 2008. Ever since, he has been hopping from one menial job to the next to make ends meet. My mother, on the other hand, operates a small market stall, where she sells an assortment of second-hand clothes, potatoes and vegetables. She’s the most hard-working person I’ve ever known and to some extent, I think I inherited her work ethic. Being the first child in a family of five children, I’ve had to set good precedents for my younger siblings to emulate. I vividly recall taking up part-time jobs in the neighborhood on weekends or during school break, to help my mother put food on the table. I also paid my own tuition (and my siblings’) through selling beverages and buns every day after school.