Financial aid at any school, college, or university can either be need-based or merit-based. NYC private, religious, and independent school generally offer need-based financial aid.
In one of the most significant changes to the NYC private school landscape, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School will now offer merit-based tuition scholarships for entering high school students.
Here is the announcement:
“Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is pleased to announce the establishment of ten high school scholarships to be awarded on merit and open to students currently attending public or private schools entering ninth, tenth or eleventh grades in September 2013. The scholarships, which will fully fund tuition for the remaining high school years of the recipients, are named in recognition of the ten members of its prestigious Advisory Board. The scholarships will be awarded to students who exemplify superior commitment to academics and community service.
Léman Manhattan is currently seeking applications for the following high school scholarships:
- The Richard Attias Scholarship – Business and Economics
- The Grace Ball Scholarship – Academic Excellence
- The John Beyrle Scholarship for International Understanding – Foreign Service
- The Jinny Goldstein Scholarship – Education
- The Michael Levine Scholarship for International Understanding – Developing Nation
- The Lee Stetson Scholarship – Academic Excellence
- The John Walkup Scholarship – Science
- The Chen-ning Yang Scholarship – Math and Science
- The Luanne Zurlo Scholarship for International Understanding – Latin America
Additionally, the school recently announced the Jack Gantos Writing Contest, the winner of which will receive a full four-year high school scholarship to Léman Manhattan.
Individual awards will be granted to students who demonstrate qualities and interests consistent with the accomplishments of the board member for which the scholarship is named. Applicants should complete the printable scholarship application form, which is available on the Léman Manhattan website, and submit along with a 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s reasons for applying to his/her desired scholarship, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator contained in a sealed envelope. The aforementioned application components must be mailed in one envelope by Dec. 14, 2012 to:
Amina O’Kane, Head of Upper School Admissions
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
1 Morris Street, New York, NY 10004
To learn more about Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, visit www.lemanmanhattan.org or call (212) 232-0266.”