These awards are designed to recognize the exemplary academic performance of prospective students without regard to financial need. The merit scholarship will be the first component of any need-based financial aid award. Learn about the scholarships that are available.


Grants (outright gifts) may be made from the college's own endowment, from state or federal sources or from outside agency funds. Most grants are based on demonstrated financial need.  

Outside Scholarships

Any student receiving financial aid who also receives scholarships, loans, tuition remission or support from a source other than the college must report the additional aid to the Dickinson Financial Aid Office. Such assistance can affect the student's eligibility for assistance from federal and institutional resources. The total amount of aid received by the student cannot exceed need as computed by federally approved methodology. The college will always reduce or eliminate self-help (loans or work) before reducing grant aid.