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Federal Pell Grant

This need-based grant is up to $5,645 for the 2013-14 academic year. The range will vary each academic year depending on federal funding.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Pell Grant recipients are given preference for these need-based funds.

Higher Education Award, Freedom of Choice Award, and 21st Century Scholarships

These grants are awarded to Indiana residents. If a student and his/her parent(s) are Indiana residents and the student listed Earlham first on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Earlham will receive a notice of the student's eligibility for these awards from the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI). When the SSACE notification is received, Earlham will credit the student's account. If a student did not list Earlham first on the FAFSA and plans to attend Earlham, the student must inform SSACI of his/her college choice, using either the student reply form that SSACI provides or by going to the SSACI Web site. This must be done within 30 days of the student's first scheduled class day.

Earlham College Grant and Earlham Endowed Scholarships

The Earlham College Grant is a need-based grant made possible by the generosity of Earlham's friends and alumni. Often named for the donor, Earlham Endowed Scholarships are funded by the College's endowment. The majority are awarded in the same way as the Earlham College Grant.

Earlham Funded/Controlled Achievement Awards

These scholarships include the Presidential Honors Scholarship, Cunningham Scholarship, Bonner Scholarship, Wilkinson Award and others. These awards are based on student achievements or other circumstances rather than financial need. The College reserves the right to cancel or reduce a student's Bonner Scholarship if during a semester a student fails to fulfill the requirements established for the student by the Earlham Bonner Program.

Enhancement Grant

Enhancement Grant recipients must have completed the requirements for Indiana’s CORE 40 program to qualify. Recipients of these awards should consult the Earlham College Curriculum Guide for the minimum required Grade Point Average needed to continue to receive these awards.


  • Usually need-based funds

  • Grants are based on funds provided by the federal government or individual states

  • Earlham College also administers its own grant funds

  • Grant funding does not have to be repaid
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