Dartmouth Scholarships

Dartmouth Scholarships are need-based and are given without expectation of repayment. Amounts may range from $1,000 to over $70,000, depending on your expected family contribution. You will automatically be considered for these funds when you apply for aid.

Dartmouth Endowed Scholarships

Many Dartmouth students will be paired to one or more of our over 950 endowed scholarship funds. These awards do not represent additional aid, but indicate that the aid already awarded will come from a specific endowed fund. All students receiving aid complete an additional survey to assist with making these pairings, but no separate application is required for any specific opportunity. Any student can opt out of this program if that is their preference.

Most students receiving these scholarships are asked to answer some additional questions about their Dartmouth experience and write their donor a note of thanks annually. Many even have the chance meet their donors, which can lead to amazing networking opportunities.  For our donors, a connection to one or more specific Dartmouth students helps them see the very real impact that their generosity has on our financial aid program and our student body.

Outside Scholarships

All outside scholarships, including tuition benefits, must be reported to the financial aid office. This includes scholarships or resources that are made payable to the student.

Outside scholarships may be used to reduce or replace the student's work expectation and leave term earnings, as well as any health insurance cost that is not already covered by Dartmouth.

First year students may also use outside scholarship to cover the allowable cost of a computer.

Outside resources that exceed these amounts will reduce Dartmouth Scholarship dollar for dollar. They cannot be applied to reduce the Parent Contribution that has been calculated by Dartmouth.

Veterans' Benefits

Dartmouth regards veterans' benefits as outside scholarships that you have earned and they will be used to reduce your own expenses. See the Veterans section for more information.

Federal Grants

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 their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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, but are not counted until they are received from the state, at which time they will reduce Dartmouth scholarship, dollar-for-dollar. Contact the Financial Aid Office for the most recent information about your state's grant program.


ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Additional information about the Dartmouth College ROTC program is available on the Army Scholarships page.