A Boarding School Begins a Merit Scholarship Program

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Begins Merit Scholarship ProgramHawaii Preparatory Academy (a coed boarding school in Kamuela, HI) is making available for award eight Ho’omau I Ka Po’okela Scholarships (Continuing With Excellence) for the coming 2012-2013.

Directed toward younger students, HPA will offer one day and one boarding scholarship in grades 6 and 7, and two day and two boarding scholarships for grade 9.

Recipients will receive 50 percent of HPA’s day tuition – or 75 percent of the boarding tuition. Additionally, qualifying students who demonstrate financial need will receive an additional scholarship that will meet their family’s full demonstrated need, less $2,500.

HPA Head Lindsay Barnes commented:

“We’re thrilled that our Board of Trustees has made a commitment to this scholarship opportunity…We’re looking for students who will positively influence our world. By taking finances out of the equation, we believe this scholarship will help make it possible for the best students to attend HPA.”

As strictly merit award, families are not required to demonstrate financial need in applying. Recipients will earn scholarships by demonstrating academic potential through their Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) results. Minimum scores for 2012-2013 qualification are:

Grade 6: 2040
Grade 7: 2080
Grade 9: 2250

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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