• Psychology professor Sarah Meerts believes introductory courses are just as important as advanced-level courses and projects. That’s why she partnered with postdoctoral fellow Brielle Bjorke to create Carleton’s first “Foundations in Neuroscience” course.

  • 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.” 

  • After spending many of his childhood summers in Israel at peace and dialogue camps, interning at the White House under the Obama administration, and working on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, Miko Zeldes-Roth ’18 (New York City) says conflict resolution is in his blood. “It’s baked into my identity and my professional interests,” Zeldes-Roth says. “I want to find a way to make a difference in the world.”

  • “When you think of museums, you think of the main galleries—but this fellowship helped illuminate that curation has so many different facets,” Fiona Fraser ’18 says. “I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of curators and look at hundreds of prints, and it was really eye-opening. Curation rooms are so valuable to students, professors, and researchers.” Now Fraser thinks her career might be museum curation.

  • Coming to Carleton from San Francisco, Lisa Au ’18 knew she wanted to have an international experience. Little did she know she’d have five.

  • 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. 

  • In its first year offered, the Qiguang Zhao Memorial Fund is already having a significant impact—in particular, it’s helped Cindy Chen ’18 reconnect with her heritage. An Asian studies major from Brooklyn, New York, Chen spent last summer studying Mandarin in Kunming, in China’s Yunnan Province.

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