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Merit Scholarships

The Nichols School Trustee Scholars Program is designed to attract students who demonstrate strong character, outstanding academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, leadership qualities and enthusiasm for contributing to the School community.

Merit-based Trustee Scholar Awards (scholarships of $1,000 to $10,000/year) are awarded to students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding scholars and citizens. We require submission of supplemental materials to be considered for this recognition. All Trustee Scholar Awards are given for a specified term and the number of awards is limited. Each year, the number of awards offered, as well as the amount and term of the award, will depend upon the strength of the applications and on the composition of the applicant pool.

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  • Trustee Scholar Awards: For New Students Entering Grades 5-12

    All new students applying to enter grades 5-12 are eligible for a Trustee Scholar Award. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year and vary from one to eight years in duration.
  • To Apply

    To complete the Trustee Scholar Application, please submit the Merit Application Form, an Arts or Athletics Recommendation Form, and the Character Recommendation Form. These materials can be found on your admissions application checklist. Application available October 1.
  • Deadline

    To be considered for a Trustee Scholar Award in the first round decision period, applications and supplemental forms must be submitted by December 16, 2019.

    After first round decisions, candidates will be considered and notified as funding becomes available.
  • The Selection Process

    Semifinalists will be selected based on test results, past academic achievements and recommendation forms. For the first round decision period, candidates will be notified the week of December 29. The event is by invitation only. Students will be invited back to Nichols School on Saturday, January 11, from 9-10 a.m. to sit for a writing exercise and a second interview. A student who attends this event is automatically identified as a semifinalist for the Trustee Scholar Program and will receive a minimum award of $300 each year for their tuition at Nichols School.

    After first round decisions, candidates who wish to be considered for merit scholarships should submit all necessary pieces of the admissions process, as well as an Arts or Athletics Recommendation Form, and the Character Recommendation Form, all available on the checklist as part of the candidate’s online application.
  • Notifications

    For the first round decision period, notifications will occur on Thursday, January 23 with admissions decision notifications.

    After first round decisions, candidates will be considered and notified as funding becomes available.

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