BA announces scholarship for all eighth graders

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Beaufort Academy is pleased to announce the Emerging Leader Scholarship (ELS), and invites all eligible eighth grade students to apply.  Through the contributions of an anonymous donor, this four-year scholarship will provide substantial tuition assistance for all four years of the recipient’s high school career at BA.

In announcing the ELS scholarship, Ms. Julia Stewart Corner, BA Head of School said, “We are very excited about this opportunity to recognize a student with emerging leadership potential, and to support the development of these skills.  While we encourage every student at BA to get involved in their school and community, this scholarship allows a student to go a step further, for example attending a leadership conference, and gives BA the great opportunity to provide tuition reprieve to a worthy candidate.”

The ELS Scholarship is designed to identify and support a rising ninth grade student throughout his/her upper school tenure at BA.  Its unique focus is to cultivate the leadership skills of the recipients, with the intent that these students will both show academic prowess as well as participate in leadership roles at BA and in the community.

All current 8th grade students — both currently attending and those not attending BA — are encouraged to apply. Application information should be submitted by August 1. The recipient will be announced prior to the start of the school year.

The application process consists of an application, essay, online assessment by a teacher, and a personal interview for the final three candidates by the Emerging Leader Scholarship Committee. There are several requirements to secure this four-year scholarship. First, the student must maintain at least an 88 (mid-range B) average throughout upper school.  Second and equally important, the recipient must attend a leadership conference prior to their junior year. The conference will be mutually agreed upon by the recipient and the scholarship committee. Third, the recipient must be active in one community organization. Finally, the recipient must be active in leadership roles at Beaufort Academy during their upper school years.

To learn more about the Emerging Leader Scholarship, contact the Admissions Office at 843-524-3393.