Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

November 30, 2009 by SBS Admissions
No, it's not an extra blog post...but it is exciting! Check out below for information about scholarship opportunities at Stoneleigh-Burnham School and our new early action option for boarding students! For more information please contact the Admissions Office at 413-774-2711 ext. 257 or admissions@sbschool.org. Happy reading!
Scholarships at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers three scholarships annually to students applying to the school. Two of them require no formal application but do require expressed interest from the applicant and/or her family. The third requires a formal application (see Wray Scholarship below). All three scholarships honor exceptional applicants who will enhance the community of Stoneleigh-Burnham and, ultimately, the broader world. Scholarships do not preclude other financial assistance.

The Dorrance Scholarship in Memory of Bonnie Benn Jesser ’63 S
The family of Jacquelynn Dorrance ’64 S has endowed this scholarship in memory of Bonnie Benn Jesser ’63 S whose life ended tragically soon after her graduation from Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill School. The Dorrance Scholarship is awarded to a girl who exhibits interest in and enthusiasm for extra-curricular activities. Like Bonnie Benn, she should also have contagious enthusiasm, a strong sense of sportsmanship and an interest in service to others. This $5,000 scholarship is granted each year to an incoming student.

The Mr. and Mrs. “E” Alumnae Scholarship
The Mr. and Mrs. “E” Scholarship, named for Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Emerson who led Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill and then Stoneleigh-Burnham from 1950-1970, is awarded annually to a candidate who has demonstrated above average academic ability and well-rounded interests and talents to bring to the school community. A strong sense of community responsibility and care for family and friends, traits instilled by the Emersons, are also considered. Preference for this $5,000 award will be given to a relative of an alumna.

The C. Robert Wray Scholarship
The Wray Scholarship is awarded annually to a girl who embodies the characteristics that Mr. Wray endeavored to instill in his students over his 18-year tenure as Headmaster of the School. The recipient, who receives a $10,000 award, must show character, integrity and a genuine interest in attending Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Equally important is her demonstrated potential for leadership and contribution to the school community as well as proven academic success.
The applicant must submit by February 15th an essay of at least 1,000 words expressing what leadership means to her and why she is particularly determined to attend Stoneleigh-Burnham. A panel of local leaders helps to determine each year’s awardee.


New Early Action Option!

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is pleased to announce an early action option for boarding applicants. Any boarding student who is interested in applying early to Stoneleigh-Burnham School may complete and submit their application by January 1 for a January 15 decision.

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