The story at Macalester College

State Grant

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.

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

Pell Grant

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.

“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.

Audrey Kellar
Hometown:
Proctor
School:
Macalester College
Class of
2022
Major:
Neuroscience
Extra-curriculars:
MacPlayers and Lives of Commitment

“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.”

Nick Shriver
Hometown:
Blaine
School:
Macalester College
Class of
2018
Major:
Sociology
Minor:
History and Legal Studies
Extra-curriculars:
Plays football and member of the Fishing Club

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."

Eura Chang
Hometown:
Rochester
School:
Macalester College
Class of
2015
Major:
Political Science and Educational Studies
Minor:
French and Francophone Studies
Extra-curriculars:
Bonner Community Scholar, Bonner Congress Representative, work study at the Minnesota Literacy Council, chapter co-leader of Students for Education Reform, Habitat for Humanity leadership team, African Music Ensemble

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.”

Abass Noor
Hometown:
New Hope
School:
Macalester College
Class of
2013
Major:
Biology with a biochemistry focus
Extra-curriculars:
Participates in Mac Slam (a Slam Poetry organization), edits the newsletter for Afrika! (a student organization), co-chairs the Muslim Student Organization and belongs to Minnesota’s Future Doctors at the University of Minnesota.