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Merit Scholarships

All applicants to Grinnell College are considered for merit scholarships. There is no separate application, but priority consideration for scholarships is given to students who submit their application for admission by December 1.

Grinnell College offers three categories of merit scholarships; each scholarship may be awarded to more than one student:

Need-based Grants and Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federally funded grant based on financial need
  • Eligibility determined by the U.S. Department of Education and based on the FAFSA EFC
  • Not affected by the February 8 priority deadline
  • 2015-16 awards ranged from $626 to $5,775 per academic year (contingent on federal funding)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

  • Federally funded grant based on financial need

College Board IDOC Processing Delays

Due to the high volume of document uploads, the College Board's IDOC service is experiencing delays in it's processing. This will cause some delay in Grinnell receiving your information, but Grinnell will have access to the date you uploaded the documents to IDOC. There is no need to worry about missing a deadline due to IDOC delays.

What does this mean for you? It may be some time before you see that your documents appear as "Received" in the online Financial Aid Office on the Services tab of PioneerWeb.