Grants and Scholarships
Funds for your education that do not have to be repaid.
At Dartmouth we award the following:
Dartmouth Scholarship is offered based on financial need and does not have to be repaid. Amounts range from $1,000 to over $70,000, depending on our determination of your eligibility.
Dartmouth Endowed Scholarships
Our financial aid program is made possible largely by the generosity of generations of Dartmouth alumni and friends who have established scholarship funds to benefit our students. Many Dartmouth students are selected as recipients of one of our over 800 named scholarship funds. This is an honorary distinction, and does not increase the amount of your financial aid award, but ties your Dartmouth scholarship to a specific endowed fund. No separate application is required for these awards; students are matched to particular funds based on information provided to us and the interests of the donors. You may be asked to acknowledge the generosity of your donor each year, and may even have an opportunity to meet them and benefit from this networking opportunity.
Students who receive scholarships from external sources can use these funds to reduce the loan and/or job portions of their financial aid awards. In some cases, outside scholarships may be used to reduce the expected family contribution (EFC).
Veteran's benefits are included as a resource in the determination of eligibility for Dartmouth scholarship awards. Dartmouth College currently participates at 100% in the Yellow Ribbon Program which supplements GI Bill benefits.
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required to apply for Federal Financial Aid.
The federal government provides Pell Grants to students who qualify on the basis of financial need as determined by the information provided on the FAFSA.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded by the College to the most needy students. They vary in amount but do not exceed $4,000 a year.
State Grant Programs
Some states have need-based grants for undergraduate students which may be used at Dartmouth. State grants may be included in your overall grant eligibility. State grants, once received, will reduce Dartmouth Scholarship dollar-for-dollar.