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Sisters Merit Scholarship
The Sisters Merit Scholarship at Salem Academy is a full merit scholarship for boarding students. In addition to full tuition, room and board, a Sisters scholar receives additional honors including travel and internship opportunities.
A Salem Academy Sisters Merit Scholar has proven her willingness to reach within herself and to shape her future. She 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. Through a four-year journey of immersion in Winston-Salem and the surrounding community -- science/technology, fine arts, community service, government -- 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 U.S. Citizen
be applying for 9th or 10th 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 25 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 15 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.
participation in a community immersion program consisting of a day of mentoring in four areas: science and technology, fine arts, community service and government.
2012-2013 Scholarship Timeline:
January 15, 2013: Nominations due
January 2013: Completed admissions applications (including a campus visit) and nominee profile forms due
Late January 2013: Finalists will be notified
Late February 2013: Finalists will visit campus for scholarship interviews and activities