Founders’ Scholarship Program
North Cross School is excited to honor Founders’ Scholars through merit-based scholarships. This program, initiated by generous donors, is designed to maintain and grow the high quality of our student body.
The purpose of the Founders’ Scholarship program is to attract and retain the best and brightest students in the Roanoke Valley and to assist these students in their efforts to attend North Cross School. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in academics, extra-curricular interests, leadership, and community service. Although applicants’ interests will vary, the common bond among them is their passion and determination to achieve academic success and become future leaders in their communities. Recipients of these scholarships will have demonstrated the ability and potential to fulfill the vision of the school’s founders.
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 Founders’ 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 and provide the following supporting documentation:
In addition to the Founders’ 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, Founders’ Scholars 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.