Scholarships

Earlham 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:

ART SCHOLARSHIPS

Earlham offers annual scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $2,500 a year for eligible students who major or minor in art.

Earlham also offers the Rariden Scholarship, a $5,000 annual scholarship, to one Indiana student entering Earlham who is interested in pursuing an area within the visual and performing arts.

Learn more about art scholarships →

At a glance

  • For students pursuing art
  • Separate application required
  • $1,000 to $5,000 annual scholarships available

CARLETON B. EDWARDS CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP

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

COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Earlham College has a long history of engaging students in service and social justice issues. The Community Scholars Program is a four-year, service-based scholarship program that engages students with a wide range of community partners locally, nationally and globally. Eligible students have demonstrated a commitment to community service and social justice work throughout high school, although those who were not able to be involved in community service due to family responsibilities will qualify and be equally considered.

Learn more about the Community Scholars Program →

At a glance

  • For students committed to service and social justice
  • Separate application required
  • Scholarships range from $2,000-$5,000 annually

DAVIS UWC SCHOLARS

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-$40,000 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-$40,000 Davis Grant

THE HEARTLAND REGION SCHOLARSHIP

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

THE HOMETOWN SCHOLARSHIP

Through a partnership with the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, Earlham is pleased to offer the Hometown Scholarship to students of Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce members.

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At a glance

  • For students whose parents or guardians are employed by a member organiation of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • No separate application required; just verify your eligibility here.
  • $1,000 annual scholarship

THE INSPIRE EARLHAM PROGRAM

As part of our ongoing efforts to widen the path to a four-year college education, we are offering free tuition to Indiana students whose families are Pell and State of Indiana grant-eligible and earn up to $60,000 per year.

Eligible Indiana students must be accepted to and enroll at Earlham as part of the fall 2022 entering class; file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2022; and be eligible for state (21st Century Scholars, Frank O’Bannon), and federal (Pell, FSEOG) aid. 

Learn more about the INspire Earlham Program

At a glance

  • For students whose families are eligible for state and federal aid and earn up to $60,000 per year
  • No separate application required
  • Free tuition

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

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

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Earlham offers annual scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $2,500 a year for eligible students.

Earlham also offers the Rariden Scholarship, a $5,000 annual scholarship, to one Indiana student entering Earlham who is interested in pursuing an area within the visual and performing arts.

Learn more about music scholarships →

At a glance

  • For a student in music
  • Separate application required
  • $1,000 to $5,000 annual scholarships available

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY SCHOLARSHIP

Earlham’s Center for Global Health (CGH) is excited to partner with the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science Program in offering renewable $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from PLTW high schools.

Learn more about the Project Lead the Way scholarship →

At a glance

  • For students from PLTW high schools
  • No separate application required
  • $1,000 annual scholarship

QUAKER FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

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

THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Earlham offers annual scholarships ranging in amount from $1,000 to $2,500 a year for eligible students.

Earlham also offers the Rariden Scholarship, a $5,000 annual scholarship, to one Indiana student entering Earlham who is interested in pursuing an area within the visual and performing arts.

Learn more about theatre arts scholarships →

At a glance

  • For a student in theatre arts
  • Separate application required
  • $1,000 to $5,000 annual scholarships available

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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