Types of Awards

National, Merit-Based Awards

(Click here for an incomplete list of historical recipients.)

Grinnell-Specific Awards

(Click here for a list of historical recipients.)

  • Lori Ann Schwab ’95 Prize for Community Service: The Lori Ann Schwab ’95 Prize for Community Service is a $1500 award given annually by Grinnell College to recognize a senior student's service to the campus and local community during their time here.
  • President’s Medal: the highest honor Grinnell College gives to students; the award, conferred at Commencement, recognizes the one member of the senior class who most closely represents the “ideal Grinnell student.” By nomination only.
  • Stouffer Fellowship: established by Elsie Stouffer ’24, an approximately $18,000 fellowship that provides funding for graduate study. All senior women who are fluent in French, Spanish, or Portuguese and who are committed to a career in public service in Latin America may apply. The award money need not be used immediately after graduating from Grinnell.


Many scholarships and fellowships require US citizenship or residency. Below are several resources to assist Grinnell's international students who seek merit-based funding.

Scholarship List

Please see the Scholarships for International Students, which lists approximately 100 opportunities that accept applications from international students. (Thanks to members of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors, who assembled the opportunities on this list)

Databases and Other Resources

Fischlowitz International Student Travel Fellowship

Grinnell's international students should also be aware of the Fischlowitz International Student Travel Fellowship, which provides $5,000 for one international student to explore the US each summer.

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