The story at Carleton College

State Grant

There were 93 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19.

  • The average State Grant award at Carleton was $5,086.
  • In total, $473,000 in State Grant awards were made to Carleton students.

View a fact sheet about Carleton students and the State Grant.

Pell Grant

There were 289 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 14% of all Carleton students.

  • The average Pell Grant award at Carleton was $4,658.
  • In total, nearly $1.3 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Carleton students.

“Carleton is a challenging liberal arts college. It is nice to know all of your hard work has paid off and will continue to without an economic toll.

Brianna Fitzpatrick
Hometown:
Wayzata
School:
Carleton College
Class of
2019
Major:
Mathematics
Extra-curriculars:
Director of Jazz and Contemporary Dance Company, French Council member, Experimental Dance Board member, Off-campus study abroad program participant - Paris spring 2018, TRIO peer leader

“I was always taught that an investment in oneself and one’s future is worth making. Carleton College is a school that I worked very hard to attend. The Minnesota State Grant program helps to make sure that work wasn’t in vain.

Freddie Gillespie
Hometown:
Woodbury
School:
Carleton College
Class of
2019
Major:
Computer Science
Extra-curriculars:
Carleton’s basketball team and presentation, events, and production support assistant

"Being able to receive a State Grant has eased the financial burden. It has allowed me to attend a college that’s a good fit for my academic and other interests.”

Claire Willeck
Hometown:
Eden Prairie
School:
Carleton College
Class of
2015
Major:
Economics and International Relations
Extra-curriculars:
Plays varsity volleyball and softball, member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee, volunteer at a middle school, work-study job in Campus Services office.