“Macalester was my dream school from the moment I first visited campus. The Minnesota State Grant allows me to continue my education at a college that made me feel at home from day one.”
The story at Macalester College
There were 134 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19.
- The average State Grant award at Macalester was $5,529.
- In total, $741,000 in State Grant awards were made to Macalester students.
There were 390 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 17% of all Macalester students.
- The average Pell Grant award at Macalester was $4,690.
- In total, more than $1.8 million in Pell Grant awards were made to Macalester students.
“There is nothing more important to me than family. The State Grant allowed me to remain close to home in order to help support my family, in addition to furthering my education at one of the nation’s elite colleges.”
“The biggest thing the Minnesota State Grant did was really widen my range of possibility. Cost was a huge factor in picking a school but I did not want to miss out on quality. My choices would have been significantly reduced."
“The State Grant allows me to not have that additional worry of acquiring finances each semester. It gives me the security to pursue my academic goals.”