Scholarships and Financial Aid
Earlham offers merit scholarships, need-based grants and work awards to international students who meet certain requirements.
If you would like to be considered for a merit scholarship and a need-based grant, please complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA). We cannot evaluate an application without having received this document.
Please note: The Vice-President of Enrollment and the Director of International Recruitment determine the level of merit scholarship and need-based grant.
Send all inquiries about international financial aid to Susan Hillmann de Castañeda, Director of International Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please do not send them to the Financial Aid Office; doing so will only delay communication.
While awards can cover up to full tuition, admission preference is given to students who have distinguished themselves academically and whose families have a significant ability to contribute to educational costs. It is important to note that the financial aid package offered at the time of admission is not increased in subsequent years (except for UWC students – see below). Students and their families are responsible for covering annual increases in tuition, fees, room and board as well as transportation, books, insurance and personal expenses.
Need-based grants are based on demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishments and personal qualities. These awards are renewable for each year of a student’s degree program at Earlham (for a maximum of eight semesters).
Merit scholarships are based on the student’s academic profile (cumulative grades, number and level of classes taken and test score results). These scholarships range from $15,000 to full tuition and are awarded at the time of evaluation of the application to the College. The merit scholarship is renewable for each year of a student’s degree program at Earlham (for a maximum of eight semesters) if the student meets certain GPA requirements. There is no separate application for the merit scholarship.