Erdkinder Merit Scholarship Awards

For New Middle and Upper School Students

Hershey Montessori School offers an Erdkinder Merit Scholarship. Although the majority of Hershey Montessori School’s tuition aids are based solely on a family’s demonstrated financial need, a few select middle and high school students will be eligible for merit scholarships. Scholarships will be based on the student’s strength of academic record, personal leadership skills, and anticipated contributions to Hershey Montessori School.

To be eligible for the Erdkinder Merit Scholarship Award, a student must be a new 7th, 8th, or 9th grade student and must complete all components of the admission application or re-enrollment process by the deadline. There will be two levels of scholarships: one for day students and one for boarding students.

A successful candidate will have excellent academic recommendations, exhibit leadership potential and have a passion for learning.

An ideal candidate must exhibit:

  • Leadership potential, exhibiting how you have shown leadership in your current or past education experience
  • Academic strengths or curiosity-showcasing an example that exemplifies a curiosity to learn
  • Community service
  • Independent learning ability
  • Strong growth mindset

Selection Process

All students must be actively applying or enrolled at Hershey Montessori School. Interested students must:

1. Submit an essay (up to 1000 words) explaining how they meet the qualifying traits listed. Student’s current grade and name must be included in the essay.

2. Provide a teacher recommendation highlighting leadership, character, and what sets the student apart from other students.

3. Participate in a group interview (Zoom option available) and seminar reading.

Students selected as recipients of the Erdkinder Merit Scholarship Award will receive annual awards between $5,000-$36,000. The total number of awards and the amount of each recipient’s award will be at the discretion of the Selection Committee.  Erdkinder Merit Scholarship Awards will be renewed on an annual basis for each year that a scholarship award recipient is enrolled at Hershey Montessori School, contingent upon the student remaining in good standing socially and academically.

To learn more about the scholarship awards, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@hershey-montessori.org.


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