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Advanced Scholars Program

ASP Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: Aug. 1

Spring Semester: Jan. 1

Important! ASP applications may be due earlier at area high schools. Check with your high school for internal deadlines.

About ASP

The Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) enables outstanding secondary school students to study at Grinnell College while completing their secondary education requirements. It is designed for those who have exhausted their high school’s course offerings in certain subjects.

Grants

Grinnell Grant

  • Institutional grant based on financial need

Grinnell International Student Grant

  • Institutional grant based on financial need

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federally funded grant based on financial need
  • Eligibility determined by the U.S. Department of Education and is based on the FAFSA EFC
  • Not affected by the February 1 priority deadline
  • 2012-13 awards range from $602 to $5,550 per academic year (contingent on federal funding)

Apply

We’re looking for applicants who have sought challenge and excelled academically, done well on standardized tests, and demonstrated commitment to activities beyond the classroom. We use the Common Application with a Grinnell Supplement, and strongly encourage you to apply online — we’ll waive the application fee if you do. We encourage you to apply early, and please contact us if you have questions about the application process.

About Grinnell

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible.

Tradition

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