Catharine Lealtad Scholarships are named for Macalester's first African American graduate, Catharine Lealtad, who graduated in 1915. These scholarships are awarded to selected African American, Latino, and Native American students with strong high school records. The Admissions committee selects recipients. There is no special application to complete. Lealtad Scholarships will be renewed at the same amount for each year you are enrolled at Macalester, provided that you make satisfactory progress toward graduation.
Non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Macalester who are United States citizens or Permanent Residents include DeWitt Wallace Scholarships, DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholarships, Catharine Lealtad Scholarships, and National Merit Scholarships. Non-need-based scholarships are not awarded to transfer students.