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Are you a Schleyer Scholar?

To ensure that more students are able to experience a Berwick education, we offer the Mary Z. Schleyer Scholarship in addition to the $4.6M awarded in Financial Aid. This need-based scholarship provides full tuition to two new students entering ninth grade each year. Applicants must showcase extraordinary academic achievement and distinctive talents in one or more of the following areas: arts, athletics, community service, or leadership. The grant will be renewed through graduation if the student maintains an outstanding academic, social, and extra-curricular record.
Becoming a Schleyer Scholar:
  1. To be considered for a Schleyer Scholarship, students must submit a 300-500 word essay to supplement their admission and financial aid applications. In this essay, applicants should address the following questions: If awarded the Schleyer Scholarship, how will you use your distinctive talents in arts, athletics, community service, or leadership to positively impact the community and life of Berwick Academy?
  1. Ensure that completed Admission and Financial Aid applications are submitted to Berwick Academy by January 15, 2022. 
  1. Schleyer Scholarship essays can be submitted to Haley Preston (hpreston@berwickacademy.org) or by mailing a hard copy to 31 Academy Street, South Berwick, ME 03908 to the attention of Haley Preston, Associate Director of Admission.
All Schleyer applicants will be notified of their status in the Schleyer Scholarship process in February. Selected finalists will meet with a faculty committee in February and recipients will be notified in March. Students who are not finalists will be considered for admission and financial aid and notified about those decisions on March 10, 2022. 
If you have any questions about applying for the Schleyer Scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact Haley Preston, Associate Director of Admission at 207-384-6302. The Admission Team thanks you for considering Berwick and looks forward to assisting your family!
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Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.