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Need-Based Merit Scholarship

New students seeking admission to Canterbury for the 2019-2020 academic year, who are currently in fifth or eighth-grade are eligible to apply for our Need-Based Merit Scholarship.
Recipients of this award will receive one-half tuition scholarships to Canterbury. A satisfactory grade point average, student leadership involvement and a record of good citizenship must be maintained to renew the scholarship for each of the years in attendance at Canterbury. In addition, families who have qualified as need-based families may supplement the Merit Scholarship by requesting additional financial assistance through the financial aid committee. To compete in this program, parents must submit the following documents:

List of 4 items.

  • > 1. Complete the Application

    Complete the Need-Based Merit Scholarship Application  (application fee is waived) and select one of the qualifying test dates to sit for the merit testing. Applications are due no later than two days prior to the testing date you select.
  • > 2. Complete Required Documents

    Complete the required documents (listed below) and submit by testing date you select.
  • > 3. Complete the Parents' Financial Statement

    Complete the Parents' Financial Aid Application (PFAA) and submit it with the required fee to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment by December 1, 2018. When completing the PFAA prior to 2019 we understand the parents' inability to report according to 2018 W-2 forms. Families should estimate their 2018 responses to the best of their ability, based upon their 2017 taxes. For all PFAA application questions, there is a toll-free hotline available at (866) 315-9262.
  • > 4. Upload Required Documents To Your FACTS Grant and Aid Account

    • Copies of parents' signed 2017 Federal Income Tax Return Form 1040, personal and business, and all schedules by December 1, 2018.
    • (Optional) A letter explaining any special or unusual circumstances that affect your family's ability to contribute financially.
    • For those students receiving the Need-Based Merit Scholarship award, copies of parents' signed 2018 Federal Income Tax Form 1040, personal and business, and all schedules by April 15, 2019.
Students must meet certain academic requirements, demonstrate leadership qualities and take a qualifying test at Canterbury School on:

Saturday, December 8, 2018
 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Monday, December 10, 2018 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Those who perform well on this test, and who have submitted the required school records and documents prior to the test, will be invited to participate in a full day class visit and interview with the Canterbury School Admission Committee at a mutually convenient time and date. Merit Scholar announcements will be made in February 2019.

Need-Based Merit applicants must submit the following documents prior to testing

  1. Submit a completed Merit Scholarship Application with a recent photo (application fee is waived).
  2. Provide a copy of the student's previous year's final report card.
  3. Provide a copy of the student's most recent report card.
  4. Provide a copy of the student's current standardized testing results reported in national percentiles.
  5. Provide the recommendation form to your child's math and English teachers for completion:  Grade Six applicant or Grade Nine applicant.
  6. Submit the Release of Student Records Form signed by a parent.
  7. Applicant must complete and submit the appropriate Student Questionnaire: Grade Six applicant or Grade Nine applicant.

Please download, print, complete, and upload the above required documents to your FACTS Grant and Aid Account prior to your selected test date. Failure to submit the PFAA and required Need-Based Merit Applicant documents by the due dates will result in an applicant's automatic ineligibility to compete for the Need-Based Merit Scholarship. For further assistance, please email or call the Admission Office at (239) 415-8945.