Four-year merit scholarships for rising 9th graders.
The Episcopal Scholars Program recognizes rising 9th grade students outside and within the Episcopal community who demonstrate outstanding academic promise and leadership potential. We're looking for students with a breadth of interests outside the classroom, including athletics, arts, and community service. Our scholarships include full or partial tuition for four years and are based solely on merit.*
- Prospective scholarship candidates can be nominated by anyone other than their parents or current members of the Episcopal Collegiate School faculty. Once students are nominated, the Episcopal Collegiate Admissions Office will contact them and request the application materials required to complete the scholarship application.
- Two letters supporting the student's nomination (in addition to the original nomination). An essay on a topic is assigned when the nomination is announced.
- In addition to the nomination, an application for admission to Episcopal Collegiate, along with the required supporting materials must be completed.
- As required by the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA), which oversees interscholastic athletic competition in Arkansas, all individual families applying for the Episcopal Scholars Program must go through the financial aid process.**
- Top 10% of class
- 90% average in their classes
- Top 10% in national testing
- A demonstrated leadership role within their community
*These awards are four-year scholarships that cover tuition only. Once scholarships are awarded, recipients receive support during their tenure at the school, provided that school rules and expected behavior are followed, along with the successful meeting of academic expectations.
**AAA requires that any non-public school provide verification that all students competing in athletics receive no more financial aid (merit or need-based) than is demonstrated. In order to protect confidentiality, Episcopal does not provide names to AAA, as they are reported by an identification number. Financial aid is granted to families on the basis of demonstrated need through the use of School and Student Serviced for Financial Aid (SSS). In using SSS, Episcopal follows the Principles of Good Practice outlined by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS):