This award, donated by a Grinnell alum to honor Ray Obermiller, is given to one, two, or three first-year students with financial need who, in the opinion of the selection committee, have demonstrated excellence and integrity in academic work and extra-curricular activities at Grinnell. The award, typically $1500 to $2000 per recipient, is to be used in the second year and is awarded for one year only. In 2012-13, there is $5,400 to be awarded to members of the class of 2016, and will be applied to the 2013-14 academic year.
The committee bases its selection on the following criteria:
- Academic ability
- Financial need
- Promise of future contributions to campus community.
All other factors being equal, there is a slight advantage given to students who have participated in intercollegiate athletics.
Application deadline & elements
In mid-February, a select group of first-year students will be invited to submit application forms. Students are invited to apply based on GPA and financial need. Applications will consist of the following elements:
- A completed Obermiller Student Information Form On this form, please be sure to note the amount of time (per week or per semester) that you spent on each activity. Please note that the committee does not expect any applicant to have an answer for all sections; all of these sections are listed so that the committee has the best sense as to how you have elected to spend your time at Grinnell so far. Please answer these questions on this form; do not reproduce it, or submit your answers on a separate piece of paper.
- A unofficial copy of your transcript, obtained from the Registrar's office. Please do not just print off a copy of your academic record from PWeb.
- A completed Scholarship Nomination Permission Form and Waiver
Please follow the Office of Social Commitment's scholarship application submission guidelines. Especially note that applications should not be stapled, and should only be printed on one side of the page. These materials will be due on Monday, March 11, 2013 by 5:00pm and should be returned to the Office of Social Commitment, 1233 Park St. Because the CRSSJ (1233 Park St.), which houses the Office of Social Commitment, is inaccessible to students with mobility disabilities, please contact email@example.com if you would like to make alternative plans to submit your application materials.
All applicants are expected to adhere to these ethical guidelines.
Doug Cutchins Director of Social Commitment 1233 Park St. firstname.lastname@example.org x4408