The Process

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  • For prospective Students Entering Grades 6-9

UPDATE: Our Merit Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year have all been awarded. 

Sewickley Academy offers Merit Scholarships for prospective students entering Grades 6-9.  Scholarships are given to students who possess a stellar academic performance and actively reflect the Core Values of the institution.

These awards are not based on a family’s financial need and range from $2,500 - $10,000 per year.  The scholarships are renewable annually through Grade 12, as long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria.  The number of scholarships offered and the subsequent amounts will be determined by the Merit Scholarship Committee each year.

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  • First Round

    October 1, 2020 – February 3, 2021
    • Prospective families interested in applying for a Merit Scholarship need only initiate the process in their admissions application.
    • A holistic review of the student’s admission application will be conducted to determine the admissibility and quality of the application.
    • The Scholarship Committee will analyze the strength of each applicant, focusing on transcripts, test scores, and teacher evaluations. All students who meet the criteria will move on to the semifinal round.
    • Semifinalists will be invited to Sewickley Academy on February 20, 2021, for a special interview and writing sample with the Scholarship Committee.
    • Finalists will be selected and notified on March 1, 2021, in their admissions decision letter.
  • Rolling Merit Awards

    February 4, 2021 – August 1, 2021
    Applicants who apply after February 3, 2021, will be considered for scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

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