In honor of Mrs. Emmet and all of the people who supported her in establishing and growing High Mowing into the school it is today, 70 years after the first students arrived, the Board of Trustees has established the Founders Merit Scholarship program.
This competitive scholarship recognizes academically exceptional students with excellent character as demonstrated through their academic achievement, activities, and community service.
Founders Merit Scholarship awards are $10,000 for boarding students, $7,500 for day students, and are granted without consideration of financial need. Awards automatically renew from year to year as long as the recipient remains in good academic and social standing.
U.S domestic award recipients are also eligible for Tuition Adjustment (up to 50% of tuition, including housing and meals for boarders) based on family need.
Who Should Apply?
The scholarship is available to new students entering 9th Grade (or 10th Grade for students coming from a school where the program ends after 9th Grade). Find more detailed information on the Scholarship Application form.
To qualify for the Founders Merit Scholarship award the applicant must demonstrate:
Active participation in community service
Hardworking, resilient, and optimistic character
In addition, the applicant will express his/her well-roundedness through excellence in one or more of the following: visual arts, music, drama, sports, or other areas.
HOW TO APPLY
On or before February 1, an applicant for the Founders Merit Scholarship must: