The Process

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  • Private School Merit Scholarship

Sewickley Academy offers Merit Scholarships for prospective students entering Grades 6-11.  The 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 a student continues to meet the criteria:
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Be a positive contributor to the life of the school and/or community through sports, service, leadership positions, and student clubs and organizations.
  • Must NOT receive any major disciplinary infractions.

The Process – First Round:  October 1, 2021 – February 4, 2022
  • Prospective students interested in applying for a Merit Scholarship need to submit the Merit Scholarship Essay found in the admissions checklist of the parent portal in My.Sewickley
  • 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, teacher evaluations, and the essay.  
  • Finalists will be selected and notified on March 2, 2022, in their admissions decision letter.
The Process – Rolling Merit Awards: February 5, 2022 – August 1, 2022
Applicants who apply after February 4 will be considered for scholarships on a first-come basis pending the availability of funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

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