Merit Scholarships

 

NINTH GRADE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Collegiate awards a limited number of Merit Scholarships each year to qualified ninth-grade candidates who demonstrate superior academic achievement, deep engagement in extracurricular life, and outstanding character and citizenship. In addition to a financial award of up to $6,000, the Merit Scholarship Program starts with a trip to Vanderbilt University and is followed by several experiential opportunities through senior year.

 

Click HERE to download the Merit Scholarship Brochure.

 

Criteria

 

Recognition as a Collegiate Merit Scholar is a highly selective honor that recognizes outstanding students based on:

 

  • Superior academic achievement
  • Outstanding character
  • The potential for making a significant contribution as a citizen of Collegiate and the global community

 

The criteria used to determine the Collegiate Merit Scholarship includes:

 

  • Merit Scholarship Application
  • 9th Grade Admission Application
  • 9th Grade Admission Assessment
  • Merit Scholar Essay
  • Middle School Transcript
  • Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation

 

  the merit scholarship experience  

 

Grade Level Merit Scholar Experience
Ninth Grade WAVU Program for Talented Youth, Vanderbilt University
Tenth Grade Dialogue on Diversity Conference, Bellarmine University, Louisville
Eleventh Grade Leadership Summit, Louisville
Twelfth Grade Senior Scholars Breakfast, Collegiate Campus

 

 

  How to Apply for a ninth-grade merit scholarship  

 

Prospective Families

Application Deadline: January 5, 2022

 

  1. Apply for the Ninth Grade
  2. Complete the Merit Scholar Application (Application available in October).
  3. Take the Merit Scholar Assessment: January 8 or 22, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (sign up through the Ninth-Grade Admission application portal)

 

Current Collegiate Eighth Grade Families

Application Deadline: January 5, 2022

 

  1. Apply for the Ninth Grade
  2. Complete the Merit Scholar Application (Application available in October).
  3. Request a teacher recommendation from a current 8th-grade academic teacher.
  4. Take the Merit Scholar Assessment: January 8 or 22, 8:30-10:30 a.m. by emailing the Admission Office at admission@louisvillecollegiate.org.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Merit Scholarship program. Merit Scholars will be announced in early February 2022.

Contact Austin Anderton, aanderton@louisvillecollegiate.org, or call 502.479.0377, if you have any additional questions.