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, $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 Financial Aid (up to 50% of tuition, including housing and meals for boarders) based on family need.

Who Should Apply?

Founder's Merit Scholarship awards are available to new student applicants. 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 must also express excellence through commitment in one or more of the following: visual arts, music, drama, sports, or other areas.


On or before February 1, an applicant for the Founders Merit Scholarship must:
  1. Submit transcripts and supporting admissions materials including our Regular Application (Online Application, Student Questionnaire, Drawing of a Human Being, and references—Math, English and Guidance). Click here to start our regular online application.
  2. Complete admissions interview, either in person (preferred) or via Skype. Please email to set up an interview.
  3. Submit the application and supporting materials for the Founders Merit Scholarship. All materials should be submitted to: Admissions Department, High Mowing School, 222 Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, NH, 03086.

To Apply

Founders Merit Scholarship applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available late Fall 2017.


Contact the Admissions Office at
(603) 654-9408 ext 103 or

High Mowing School

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