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Merit Scholarships

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  • New Student Scholarship Program

    This scholarship program is exclusively designed for students entering Tilton School for the first time in the upcoming academic year. Competitive applicants will demonstrate quality academic performance, hard work and the potential to contribute to the Tilton community beyond the classroom.
    The scholarships range from $3,000 to $10,000 for day students and $5,000 to $15,000 for boarders. The awards have designated requirements for eligibility and are renewable each year a student is enrolled in good standing. There are a limited number of awards so it is important that the applicant complete the competition video and Tilton School application on time.

    Students who adhere to the January 30 priority deadline for admission will be given priority consideration for merit scholarships.
    • Step 1: Complete the Admissions Application and supplemental requirements (essay, transcript, testing, interview and recommendations)
    • Step 2: Get creative! Send us a short video telling us what you believe in most (details below)!

    VIDEO COMPETITION DETAILS:
    To qualify for the merit scholarship program, students are asked to create an original video to help share their passion. The ideal submission will be one to three minutes and showcase what it is you believe in most: history, robotics, English, art, service, athletics, leadership, etc.!

    The winners of the new student merit scholarship video competition will have their video published on the Tilton website. To share your completed video, please post to a YouTube channel (private or public), and then share the link in the submission form below.  By submitting the video you are granting permission for Tilton School to publish it on our website and social media outlets.

    Video Guidelines:
    - 1-3 minutes
    - In the video incorporate your first name only
    - Include an "I believe..." statement
    - Submit final YouTube link in the submission form below
     
    MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:

    The Trustee Scholarship
    Range: Boarding $5,000-$15,000; Day $3,000-$10,000
    Guidelines:
    • Strong academic performance, A/B level
    • Demonstrated leadership and participation in three non-academic areas such as arts, music, community service, athletics, or the outdoors
     
    The Head of School Scholarship
    Range: Boarding $5,000-$10,000; Day $3,000-$5,000
    Guidelines:
    • Solid B-level academic performance
    • Demonstrated participation in two to three non-academic areas such as arts, music, community service, athletics, or the outdoors

    The Dean’s Scholarship
    Range: Boarding up to $5,000; Day up to $3,000
    Guidelines:
    • Consistent academic performance and demonstrated hard work
    • Demonstrated participation in two non-academic areas such as arts, music, community service, athletics, or the outdoors
  • Tilton Scholarship Programs

    All currently enrolled students on the honor roll will be reviewed for a merit award, and do not need to submit a scholarship application. Merit scholarships are limited in number and are only awarded to a select few. All scholarships are renewable for each year a returning student is enrolled in good standing.
    Mertie Willigar Buckman ‘22 Scholarship for Young Women
    The Mertie Buckman Scholarship is awarded each year to one young woman who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and outstanding performance in the component areas of the school's “+5 Program” -- team athletics, art and culture, community service, outdoor experience and leadership. The recipient of this award must demonstrate exemplary character, honor and integrity. The scholarship may be granted to either a new candidate for admission or a returning student.
     
    The Howard R. Dobbie ‘31 Scholarship
    The Dobbie Scholarship is awarded each year to one international student or a student of color who would otherwise not be able to attend Tilton School.
     
    Bradford W. Gile ‘61 Scholarship Fund
    The Bradford W. Gile Scholarship is awarded each year to one student with need from a community adjacent to Tilton who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. The recipient of this award must demonstrate exemplary character, honor and integrity and should demonstrate leadership and participation in three areas of student/campus life. To maintain this scholarship the recipient must achieve academic honor roll status by the end of their 10th grade year. The scholarship may be granted to either a new candidate for admission or a returning student.
     
    The Masiello Scholarships
    The Masiello Scholarships are awarded each year to three students with need from a NH community with preference given to students adjacent to Tilton who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. The recipients of this award must demonstrate exemplary character, honor and integrity and should demonstrate leadership and participation in three areas of student/campus life. To maintain this scholarship the recipients must achieve academic honor roll status by the end of their 10th grade year. The scholarship may be granted to either a new candidate for admission or a returning student.

    Herbert B. Moore Scholars Program
    The Herbert B. Moore Scholars Program rewards a select group of students who have an established record of academic and co-curricular accomplishment and who demonstrate the potential for continued academic achievement and school leadership.
     
    P.J. Shaughnessy ‘02 Scholarship
    The Shaughnessy Scholarship is presented each year to one student who exhibits a love of athletics, seriousness of academic purpose and warmth of personality.
     
    The Governor Carlton Skinner ‘30 and Solange Skinner Fellowship
    The Skinner Fellowship will provide financial assistance to a student or students who exhibit a consistent sense of personal integrity, loyalty, curiosity and who have demonstrated a commitment to fight injustice in all its forms.
  • Independent Scholarship Programs

    Families may also wish to research other financial aid and merit opportunities.
    New Hampshire residents may want to research opportunities provided by The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO). Residents from other states should research charitable giving organizations in their town and state.
     
    United Methodist Church Scholarships
    Additional scholarship opportunities are available to students who are active in the Methodist church. These scholarships require a letter of nomination and an application form, which can be obtained from the Tilton Admissions Office.

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