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Scholarships for 10th grade girl?

oatmealraisinoatmealraisin Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
edited May 2013 in Prep School Admissions
Recently, I've been looking into applying for boarding school for the 2013-2014 year, as a 10th grader. My family is fairly middle class, with an average income of about 90K.

I haven't been able to get much information about financial aid yet, but how much can I expect from a HADES school - assuming I'm accepted first, of course ;) ? Do the highly selective school offer more financial aid than average boarding schools?
Also, does anyone know of merit scholarships that are offered to incoming 10th grade girls? I have been able to find some prestigious scholarships (CDB, Icahn, etc.) from various schools and organizations, but their requirements are that the applicant be applying for 9th grade or below...which may be a bit late in my case.

My parents aren't too enthusiastic about spending too much on my high school education, especially since I plan on going to grad school and beyond, which should be a burden on their wallets as well as my own. Plus, I have two younger siblings at home with similar scenarios.

I would appreciate any help! Thank you!
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Replies to: Scholarships for 10th grade girl?

  • ThisOneKidThisOneKid Registered User Posts: 264 Junior Member
    Here, GMTplus7 posted this a few years ago...

    It's interesting to crunch the numbers to see which schools are the most generous w FA:

    $17,201 2.6% 46% 303 $5.2 $200 St. Andrews
    $16,200 1.7% 45% 1071 $17.4 $992 Exeter
    $15,885 2.3% 47% 1143 $18.2 $785 Andover
    $15,672 1.9% 35% 536 $8.4 $433 St. Paul's
    $14,322 2.0% 37% 597 $8.6 $430 Hotchkiss
    $13,710 1.7% 37% 372 $5.1 $305 Groton
    $12,332 3.3% 29% 819 $10.1 $310 Lawrenceville
    $12,154 4.5% 34% 650 $7.9 $175 Loomis Chaffee
    $12,022 3.7% 37% 586 $7.0 $192 Taft
    $11,794 4.9% 54% 328 $3.9 $79 Emma Willard
    $11,692 1.9% 40% 402 $4.7 $248 Woodberry forrest
    $11,587 1.9% 35% 630 $7.3 $386 Deerfield
    $11,574 3.5% 33% 864 $10.0 $283 Choate
    $10,933 2.6% 30% 375 $4.1 $160 Middlesex
    $10,755 4.0% 30% 265 $2.9 $72 Cate School
    $10,115 2.6% 30% 435 $4.4 $167 Episcopal High
    $09,315 3.1% 29% 365 $3.4 $109 St. George's School
    $09,089 2.0% 27% 240 $2.2 $111 The Thacher School
    $08,977 1.8% 40% 557 $5.0 $278 Peddie

    Column 1: Annual FA budget divided by TOTAL enrolled students (this is NOT average award size)
    Column 2: Annual FA budget as a percentage of Endowment size
    Column 3: Percentage of students receiving FA
    Column 4: Total enrolled students
    Column 5: Annual FA budget ($million)
    Column 6: Endowment ($million)

    Emma Willard, Loomis Chaffee & Cate really stand out in their commitment to funding FA, as compared to the relative size of their endowment
  • hotchkisshopeshotchkisshopes Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    If you want a predictor of how much FA you could get, theres a calculator on the Hotchkiss website where you put in your income, assets, etc., and it gives you an estimate of what you could receive. To find it just go to the financial aid section of their website. You may not be applying to Hotchkiss, and the estimator only uses a simple formula to make their predictions, but the tool should give you a good idea of how much you would receive from a hades school. For the most part, hades schools give more money because they have larger endowments, but this is not true in everyone's situation. The only school I know of that gives merit scholarships is Lawrenceville but Im not sure if they give them to 10th graders. And there are of course other schools that give awards based on merit it's just that Im not aware of them...Good luck!
  • prepschoolpleaseprepschoolplease Registered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    The average aid grant is about 36,000 $ at hotchkiss. Their budget this year was 8.8 million dollars for about 212 students who recieved FA
  • confusedonhadesconfusedonhades Registered User Posts: 649 Member
    Don't count out some of the smaller schools, some people get more aid for smaller non-HADES schools than they do from HADES schools. Andover and I believe St.Andrew's School(you're going to have to check me on this) have a policy where if you are accepted they will meet 100% of your demonstrated need.
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