Scholarships & Awards

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6040
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Macalester supports several scholarships and awards which recognize the civic engagement efforts and aspirations of students. Several of the endowed awards are given by alums who have given back to the college in order to encourage students in their community involvement work.

  • Davis Projects for Peace
    Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world. Through a nationwide competition, projects are selected for funding at $10,000 each.
  • Action Fund
    Up to $1000 for exemplary projects in the community which also have a campus education component.
  • Senior Service Awards
    Two or three cash awards for civic engagement are given to graduating seniors at the Honor’s Convocation.
  • Phillips Scholarship
    The Phillips Scholars Program supports potential leaders with outstanding academic credentials who intend to dedicate a portion of their lives to community service. Six competitively selected Phillips Scholars are eligible to receive a junior-year scholarship, a $4,000 summer award to support the development and implementation of a self-designed service project to address unmet needs in Minnesota communities, $400 from the project resource funding and a senior-year scholarship contingent on the successful completion of the summer project.
  • Live It Fund
    The Institute for Global Citizenship Student Council created the Live It Fund to empower our peers to embrace the core values of Macalester. Academic Excellence. Multiculturalism. Internationalism. Civic Engagement.
  • Global Citizenship Student Award
    Presented annually by Macalester College and the Institute for Global Citizenship to the graduating senior who best demonstrates a commitment to the ideals and practice of high academic performance, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement