Berwick Academy • 31 Academy Street • South Berwick, Maine 03908 • 207.384.2164
In order to ensure that more students of the Seacoast are able to experience a Berwick education, we offer several scholarships in addition to the $3.2M we give in Financial Aid. These need-based scholarships have specific criteria that determine a student’s eligibility to apply and they require a separate application process.In order to be considered for the scholarships listed below, parents must complete the application for financial aid by the January 15 deadline date
. Click here for detailed instructions about how to apply for financial aid at Berwick
. In addition to the parent application for financial aid, the student must submit an essay to the Office of Admission, on the topic specified by the individual scholarship. The essay forms can be downloaded under each description of the scholarship listed below or by calling the Office of Admission.
If you have any questions about applying for these scholarships, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admission
, or 207.384.6300. The entire Admission Team thanks you for considering Berwick and looks forward to assisting your family.
All the best,
Andrew R. Bishop
|The First Grade Award will follow each recipient through grade five providing he/she remains in good standing. The Award has been created to support the belief(s):
- A student should possess the habits of mind that are established early and endure academic success.
- Exceptional students are best served when dedicated parents partner with extraordinary schools.
- To recognize parents that place the highest premium on early childhood education and are desirous of partnering with a Lower School community that will nurture, support, and challenge their child.
The First Grade Award has been established to support the belief that a Berwick Academy education is within reach for families that share our core-values and students who would thrive in our classrooms. It is given to families that demonstrate signifigant financial need and that may not have previously considered an independent school.
The Lower School Ambassador Award for Grade 4
The Lower School Ambassador Award for 4th Graders
is offered to reward leadership and increase diversity in our already inclusive Lower School. This scholarship will be awarded annually and will completely fund the cost of tuition for grades 4-8
. This scholarship has been created to support the beliefs:
- Leadership is a virtue that should be learned, cultivated, and recognized early.
- Acceptance of diversity, awareness of multiculturalism, and a community of inclusivity are hallmarks of an exceptional education.
The Lower School Ambassador Award for 4th Graders rewards the qualities of leadership, service, academic achievement, and extracurricular involvement. The Ambassador Award has been established to support the belief that a Berwick Academy education is within reach for families that share our core-values and for students who would thrive in our classrooms. It is given to families that demostrate signifigant financial need and that may not have previously considered an independent school.
Through the generosity of Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson, Berwick is pleased to award one $5,000 scholarship per year to a student entering grade six. The Scholarship will follow each recipient through grade twelve providing he/she remains in good academic standing, participates in the life of the school, and demonstrates continued financial need. Berwick Academy students currently enrolled in grade 5 as well as those applying for admission to grade 6 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Recipients are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, significant financial need, extracurricular involvement, and citizenship. A proficiency in English and literature will be emphasized, as both Mr. and Mrs. Thompson spent many years working at area newspapers.
For more information regarding the Thompson Scholars Program, please contact the Office of Admission.
For over a decade the Oakes Scholarship has provided the resources for students otherwise unable to attend the Academy. The program awards fully-paid tuition annually for up to three students entering the ninth grade. The awards follow students through graduation providing they maintain good academic standing and continue to display significant financial need. Berwick Academy students currently enrolled in grade 8 as well as those applying for admission to grade 9 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded based upon:
- High academic achievement
- Significant financial need
- Extracurricular involvement
For more information regarding the Berwick Scholars Program, please contact the admission office
The Mary Z. Schleyer Scholarship
|Mary Z. Schleyer’s relationship with the Academy is a long and intimate one. Her three sons attended for a combined total of 26 years. She served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years, actively participating on steering committees, and taking on the important role as its president. Prior to serving on the Board, Ms. Schleyer was president of the Academy’s parent organization. Her years of service and love of the Academy continue, and she leaves her legacy to improve the experience for all students. “We all have a story that brought us to Berwick, and mine is a very simple story. We had a boy who loved words, and we were looking to find a group of students who loved words as much as he did.”|
This Scholarship will award full tuition scholarships for two newly accepted students entering ninth grade – one boy and one girl. Each grant will be renewed through graduation if the student maintains an outstanding academic, social, and extracurricular record. Applicants will be selected on the basis of extraordinary academic achievement, some amount of financial need, and distinctive talents in one or more of the following areas: arts, athletics, community service, or leadership. Students applying for admission to Berwick Academy for grade 9 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
For more information regarding the Mary Z. Schleyer Scholars Program, please contact the admission office.