Scholarships recognize your abilities or involvement in activities. Scholarship funds do not have to be paid back. You must notify Earlham of any outside scholarships you are receiving from local, corporate or other sources outside of Earlham. Earlham-funded scholarships include, but are not limited to:


The Carleton B. Edwards chemistry scholarships are awarded to outstanding incoming students who plan to major in chemistry or biochemistry. Recipients are chosen by the faculty in the chemistry department based on academic achievement in high school, level of interest in chemistry and their reference letters.

Learn more about the CBE scholarship →

At a glance

  • For students pursuing chemistry or biochemistry
  • Separate application required
  • Scholarships start at $1,000 annually


We are proud to be a part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program, a major philanthropic force in promoting international understanding. The Davis Scholars Program offers scholarships to graduates of the United World College schools who are enrolling at one of the participating U.S. colleges and universities. Earlham is one of 92 U.S. institutions that receives Davis Scholars funding.

Earlham has a generous financial aid policy for UWC graduates with strong academic preparation and demonstrated financial need. We offer a wide range of partial scholarships up to half tuition, plus a $20,000-$25,000 Davis Grant. In addition, a select number of students qualify for full awards which cover the costs of tuition, fees, room and board.

At a glance

  • For graduates of the Davis United World College Scholars–no separate application required.
  • Scholarships range from partial scholarships to 50 percent tuition, as well as a $20,000-$25,000 Davis Grant


This scholarship will provide accepted students who live within 150 miles of Earlham with $2,000 each year, for up to four years–that’s an $8,000 scholarship, just for being our neighbor.

Learn more about the Heartland Region scholarship →

At a glance

  • No separate application required
  • Must live within 150 miles of Earlham
  • $2,000 annual scholarship


This $20,000 (over four years) scholarship recognizes your passion for community service and is awarded to students who are active members of their high school or local Key Club.

Learn more about the Key Service Award scholarship →

At a glance

  • No separate application required
  • Must be an active member of your high school or local Key Club
  • $5,000 annual scholarship


These achievement-based scholarships are renewable for four years at Earlham and are determined by the Office of Admissions based on the application for admission. No separate application is required.

At a glance

  • Achievement-based
  • No separate application required
  • Scholarship amounts vary


This scholarship is available to those with an active interest in the Religious Society of Friends for the duration of their time at Earlham (with required re-enrollment each year based on academic standing).

Learn more about the Quaker Fellows scholarship →

At a glance

  • Interest-based
  • Separate application required
  • $2,500 annual scholarship


This scholarship is awarded to an Indiana student entering Earlham who is interested in pursuing an area within the visual and performing arts. The scholarship is renewable for four years.

Learn more about the Rariden scholarship →

At a glance

  • For students pursing visual and performing arts
  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • $5,000 annual scholarship


Between August and April of the academic year, we nominate one applicant per month from Wayne County, Indiana, to be our student of the month. In May, we award one of the nominees the student of the month scholarship, worth $12,000 over four years.

At a glance

  • Nomination-based
  • Must live in Wayne County
  • $3,000 annual scholarship


Students who demonstrate talent or interest in the arts, theatre, music, community engagement and/or diversity leadership may be invited to compete for additional scholarships in these categories. Make sure to indicate in your application to Earlham if you have particular interest or experience in these areas.

At a glance

  • Talent or interest-based
  • Early Action application required
  • Scholarships are awarded via Scholarship Day

More information and resources

Earlham is a community like no other. Our students and faculty are partners in learning, seeking truth wherever truth may lead. Learn more about Earlham at the links below.

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