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Merit Scholarships

In addition to need-based financial aid, Westtown School offers merit scholarships. These scholarships recognize exceptional students who demonstrate passion for and excellence in academics, arts, athletics, global engagement, or leadership.

Selection criteria:


  • New students applying to 6th through 12th grade
  • Current Westtown students may apply for a merit award either as a rising 6th grader or a rising 9th grader.  
  • Middle School recipients need not apply again when entering 9th grade.

Application Process:

The Awards:

There are a limited number of new awards each year. Grants for Middle School students are $2,500 and grants for Upper School students range from $2,500 to $15,000.

Renewal of Awards:

Grants are reviewed annually (it is not necessary to apply again) based on two criteria:

  1. The student continues to engage meaningfully and at a high level in their area of passion.
  2. The student continues to meet community standards in other areas.

Failure in either of the above could result in loss of the award for one or multiple years, based on consultation with the division principal. The award criteria are measured at the end of the first semester of each academic year.