The Founders Merit Scholarship
″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
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.
Award recipients are also eligible for Tuition Adjustment (up to 50% of tuition—which includes housing and meals for boarders) based on family need.
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 (this form is for information only; the process is closed for 2013-14 applicants and the 2014-15 application will be available in the fall).
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, Other
Additionally, to be eligible, applicants must belong to one of the following five award categories:
- Pine Hill Waldorf School graduates
- Waldorf school graduates
- Students from the Souhegan Valley or Monadnock (NH) regions
- Students referred by an independent educational consultant
- Graduates of one of the following independent schools:
Berkshire Country Day School
Cardigan Mountain School
Dutchess Day School
Hilltop Montessori School
North Country School
Pine Cobble School
Princeton Friends School
The Rectory School
Each of the Founders Merit Scholarship pools is unique and mutually exclusive. Students may apply for consideration in only one category of scholarship.
The deadline was February 15 for 2013-14 applications. Check back in the fall for the application and deadline for 2014-15 applicants.
Contact Pat at 603-654-9408, Ext. 109 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.