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Sisters Merit Scholarship

Sisters Merit Scholarship

The Sisters Merit Scholarship at Salem Academy is a full merit scholarship for boarding students. In addition to full tuition and room and board, a Sisters scholar receives honors including travel and internship opportunities. 

A Salem Academy Sisters Merit Scholar is a student who will enrich Salem with her presence, inspire her fellow students, and extend the reputation of Salem beyond her years as a student. Her academic excellence will be a commitment to a lifetime of learning and her leadership will recognize our global world. She will discover her passion and set off on her own journey while, at the same time, she will be committed to roles outside herself that inspire others; roles that build community and make the world a better place in which to live.

Qualifications for nomination:

The student must:

  • be a US Citizen
  • be applying for ninth or tenth grade
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.5
  • be in the top 15% of scores on the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
  • be a boarding applicant (outside a twenty-five mile radius)
  • have demonstrated school and community leadership
  • foster trust, responsibility, and a sense of the value of each member of her community


Requirements to retain the scholarship:

The student must:

  • have a demonstrated commitment to the Honor Code
  • be on the Honor Roll
  • have a demonstrated involvement in the school community (through athletics, fine arts, clubs, and/or student activities)
  • complete fifteen hours of community service each semester
  • be a mentor to future scholars and be an ambassador for Salem Academy


Additional scholarship honors include:

  • preference for Honor Internships
  • ability to travel on one January Term International Study Trip during her junior or senior year
  • attendance at a leadership conference during her freshmen or sophomore year and her junior or senior year


2018 Scholarship Timeline:

December 15, 2017: Nominations due

January 02, 2018: Completed admissions applications (including a campus visit) and nominee profile forms due

Mid-January 2018: Finalists will be notified

February 22–23, 2018: Finalists will visit campus for scholarship interviews and activities

Scholarship Forms:

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