Founders Merit Scholarship

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, and $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.

Award recipients are also eligible for Tuition Adjustment (up to 50% of tuition—which includes housing and meals for boarders) based on family need.

Each of the Founders Merit Scholarship pools is unique and mutually exclusive.  Students may apply for consideration in only one award category.
″Little by little we realized that our task at High Mowing was to face and meet the needs of students, to awaken an interest in learning … so that they could stand on their own two feet and go forward into the world, directed and alive."
~Beulah Hepburn Emmett, 1890-1978

Who Should Apply?

The scholarship is available to new students entering the 9th grade (or 10th grade for students coming from a school where the program ends in grade 9). Find more detailed information on the Scholarship Application form.

To qualify for the Founders Merit Scholarship award the applicant must demonstrate:
  • Academic excellence
  • 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 area.


Contact the Admissions Office at
603-654-9408, Ext. 103 or
The Merit Scholarship application process for the 2015-16 school year has closed. Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be posted in the summer.

High Mowing School

222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton NH 03086
(603) 654-2391 phone     (603) 654-6588 fax