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A Tradition of Leadership Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies affecting both. Grinnell was a center of abolitionist activity in the 1850s and one of the first...
Grinnell College Alternative Break (GCAB) is a student-run organization that offers students the opportunity to travel as members of a fun, safe, and intentional service community during their Fall and Spring breaks. By living and working in the communities they serve, students...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials For the on-campus nomination process, please follow these guidelines:  12-point font, double-spaced Minimum of 1" margins on all sides Applicant's name on each page Can be single or double-spaced You may...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials In submitting applications for scholarships and fellowships, please adhere to the following guidelines: 12-point font, double-spaced Minimum of 1" margins on all sides Applicant's name on each page Do not...
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At its 2009 conference in Seattle, WA, the members of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors approved a NAFA Code of Ethics, which provides the following ethical guidelines for scholarship/fellowship applicants: Prior to application candidates will: Engage in self-...
Austin DeanIssue date: August 1, 2006 Report 1 I vividly remember the day last March when I found out that I won the scholarship to come to Nanjng for the year. From that point, I spent a lot of time thinking about my coming year in China-what I thought the experience would be...
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Meg RudyIssue Date: December 2014 Report 1 Over the course of my first few months here in Nanjing, I’ve come to feel most at home on the Nanjing University playground. I should first explain that by “playground,” I actually mean a green field encircled by a rubbery, red oval,...
The Office of Social Commitment has responsibility for administering many of the college's scholarship and fellowship application processes. This includes both awards that Grinnell gives as well as national, merit-based scholarships and fellowships. However, some internal...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials In submitting applications for scholarships and fellowships, please adhere to the following guidelines: 12-point font, double-spaced. Minimum of 1" margins on all sides. Applicant's name on each page. Do not...

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Issue: Spring 2011 Author: Liting Cong '11 Social responsibility is one of the College’s core values. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff are involved in dozens of community service programs. Here are 10 that hint at the variety of opportunities available. Liberal Arts in...
Alumni of Grinnell’s First Year of College Program understand the true value of a liberal arts education. The incarcerated students in the prison-based program face strong competition. If accepted, they take rigorous courses taught by Grinnell faculty members. The accredited...
Step into the Rosenfield Lobby on Dec. 6, and you’ll find a special kind of book sale. Video of Child Slavery Survivors Connect with Grinnellians The 2012 Book Sale During her fellowship with 2011 Grinnell Prize winner James Kofi Annan’s organization, Challenging Heights,...
  As the Rooster Crows: News from the Mountain Kingdom Co-Authored with Kaitlin Alsofrom, Grinnell Corps: Lesotho, 2010-11
  As the Rooster Crows: News from the Mountain Kingdom Co-Authored with Rachel Glass, Grinnell Corps: Lesotho, 2010-11 Each morning at 7:40am, girls in their blue dresses and blue jerseys pour out of classrooms, laughing and chatting amongst themselves, into the walkway and...
  As the Rooster Crows: News from St. Rodrigue High School Co-Authored with Kaitlin Alsofrom, Grinnell Corps: Lesotho, 2010-11
  As the Rooster Crows: News from St. Rodrigue High School Co-Authored with Rachel Glass, Grinnell Corps: Lesotho, 2010-11 WHO ARE YOU? Your clothes are red, Covering all your body, But that gives us sign, You mean you are Dangerous Who are you? Standing akimbo, On the Thabana-...
If I haven't been awakened by the roosters already, my alarm gets me up about 6:30. I used to get up closer to 6:00 and go jogging with Ali twice a week, but I've gotten lazy and its getting to cold for me to jog. If it was sunny the day before, there's the chance of warm water...
Nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Grinnell College is seeking nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize. The award program — which annually presents winners with a prize of $100,000 — honors young innovators under the age of 40 who have...
  The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Once again, Grinnell is a top Fulbright producer according to the U.S. Department of State’s complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014...
This year we welcome three new faculty members, whose innovative approaches to medicine, culture, memory, and identity are enriching and globalizing the history curriculum while giving students broader exposure to a variety of historical sources and texts. Dr. Carolyn Herbst...
  Did you know Grinnell produced more LVC volunteers than any other school in the country last year? And that’s raw numbers, not per-capita. Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. Volunteers live...
Participants enjoyed beautiful weather on Saturday, Oct. 5 for psychology’s walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association   The two-mile walk through downtown Grinnell was a psychology service project to raise awareness of the national Alzheimer’s Association's program of Walks to...

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The current Scholarships and Fellowships, Service Awards and Prizes, Post-Graduate Service Opportunities, and Grinnell Corps pages have been relocated to theCenter for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS).