Merit Scholarships

Ninth Grade Merit Scholarship Competition

Collegiate awards a limited number of Merit Scholarships each year to qualified 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 $5,000, the Merit Scholarship program starts with a trip to Boston and is followed by several experiential opportunities through senior year.


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

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Merit Scholarship Experience

MIT’s SPLASH Program, Boston

IdeaFestival, Louisville

Leadership Summit, Louisville

Senior Scholars Breakfast, Collegiate Campus

Time of Year






Merit Scholarship Application Deadline for the 2018-19 school year is Friday, January 26.

Submit all Merit Scholars materials to Muffy Sattich,, or call 502.479.0378.​


Apply for Merit Scholarship:

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Apply to 9th Grade

Complete Merit Scholars application

Take Merit Scholars test January 6 or 20, 2018

The application process for Merit Scholars entering ninth-grade for the 2019-20 school year will open on October 1, 2018.