651-696-6866 (fax )
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN
The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices are located at 62 Macalester Street.
In 2012-2013, approximately one-third of U.S. first-year students received merit-based scholarships from Macalester. Merit scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $80,000 over four years.
Some scholarships are awarded based on a combination of factors, including academic record and family finances. We encourage students to apply for need-based financial aid in order to receive full consideration for all types of assistance. Even if you do not believe that you will qualify for need-based financial aid, you should complete the FAFSA or CSS Financial Aid\PROFILE to ensure that you receive full consideration.
DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarships are awarded on a highly competitive basis to some students who are National Merit Finalists or Commended students. The Admissions committee makes these awards. No special application is required to be considered for this scholarship. If you have been awarded a DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarship, it will be renewed at the same amount each year you are enrolled at Macalester, provided that you make satisfactory progress toward graduation.
Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are named for Macalester’s first African American graduate, Catharine Lealtad ’15. These scholarships are awarded to selected African American, Latino, and Native American students with strong high school records. The Admissions committee selects recipients. There is no special application to complete. Lealtad Scholarships will be renewed at the same amount for each year you are enrolled at Macalester, provided that you make satisfactory progress toward graduation.
Macalester College National Merit Scholarships are awarded to National Merit Finalists who have designated Macalester as their first-choice college.