The majority of Hawken Schools' awards are based on a family's demonstrated need, but we do offer merit scholarships. To honor our founding Head of School, James A. Hawken, and our stated Purpose, Hawken School will offer a number of merit scholarship awards annually to new incoming Upper School students who embody the values and ideals that represent the very best of our school community.
Candidates for the James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship Awards will be outstanding individuals with proven records of academic achievement and potential as demonstrated through performance in the classroom and on standardized tests. A successful candidate also will exhibit leadership potential and exemplary personal qualities consistent with the mission of Hawken School. Character, intellect and integrity are among the defining qualities of a James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship recipient.
To be eligible for a James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship, a student must be an applicant for admission to Hawken School as a new ninth or tenth grade student and must complete all components of the admission application process.
Semifinalists for the James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship Awards will be selected by the Admission Committee from Hawken's applicant pool based on the strength of their academic record, standardized test scores, and recommendations as well as the anticipated impact of their personal contributions to life at Hawken School.
The Admission Office will notify each semifinalist to coordinate a return visit to Hawken to participate in a Semifinalist Day.
Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Day
Each James A. Hawken Scholar Semifinalist will be invited to return to Hawken on a designated re-visit day. Following the Semifinalist Day, the Selection Committee will select and notify the recipients of the James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship Awards.
Merit Scholarship Awards
Students selected as recipients of a James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship will receive annual awards ranging between $2,500 and $15,000. The total number of awards and the amount of each recipient's award will be at the discretion of the James A. Hawken Scholarship Selection Committee. Merit Scholarship Awards will be renewed on an annual basis for each year that a James A. Hawken Scholarship recipient is enrolled at Hawken, contingent upon the student remaining in good standing socially and academically, the criteria of which will be determined at the sole discretion of Hawken School.
To learn more about the James A. Hawken Merit Scholarship Awards, please contact the Upper School Admission Office at 440-423-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org