North Cross School is excited to offer merit-based Founders’ Scholarships and DeHart-Grayson Alumni Merit Scholarships. These programs, initiated by generous donors, are designed to maintain and grow the high quality of our student body.
Requirements and Process
Qualified applicants will have and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater and excel in one or more extra-curricular activities. These applicants will have demonstrated good character, citizenship, strong leadership abilities, and dedication to serving the community.
In addition to the Scholarship application, all applicants must complete the school’s admission application and/or finalize re-enrollment. The completion of an application does not constitute admission to North Cross School or receipt of scholarship.
Applicants must complete the Founders’ Scholarship application or the DeHart-Grayson Alumni Merit Scholarship Fund application and provide the following supporting documentation:
In addition to the Scholarship application, all applicants must complete the school’s admission application and/or finalize re-enrollment.
Awarding of Scholarships
The Founders’ Scholarship Committee consists of the Headmaster, Middle and Upper School Division Directors, Director of Admission, a representative from the Board of Trustees, and a faculty representative from the Middle and Upper Schools.
The committee considers all applications on a name-blind basis.
Available scholarship dollars will be expended to the extent of deserving applicants. Awards are applied as a percentage of the students’ annual tuition, with a maximum of 50 percent awarded to each student. Preference for applicants will be for upper school students although exceptional middle school students may be considered. Need-based assistance can be awarded in conjunction; however, the application process is separate and the combined awards may not be greater than 85 percent of tuition.
To retain eligibility for merit-based scholarships, recipients must continue to honorably demonstrate those ideals upon which the scholarship is based: excellence in academics, extra-curricular interests, leadership, and community service. Recipients must maintain a two-year cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, with no individual trimester GPA of less than 3.33. A breach of the Honor Code or significant disciplinary offense will invalidate continued receipt of the award.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about merit-based scholarships, please click here.
Supporting Merit-based Scholarships
If you would like to make a gift to one of our scholarship funds, you can give online under the Support tab on the website, or mail your gift to the school, 4254 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, Va. 24018, attention Jennifer Burtch. Gifts and pledges are accepted, and all gifts are tax deductible.
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