Cornelia Connelly School Class of 2023
Merit Scholarship Description Form
For those applying during the 2018-2019 school year
- Before submitting a scholarship application, please ensure that you have
- submitted the Cornelia Connelly School Application for Admission (including application, application fee, official transcripts, and academic reference)
- registered to take the HSPT at Connelly on January 26, 2019
- read this Merit Scholarship Description Form
- To submit a scholarship application please submit
- the online scholarship application (including uploading the one-page, typed essay and any supporting material for the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, or the additional essay for the Community Service Scholarships)
- a Letter of Recommendation
Please note that this letter is additional to the Academic Reference that is part of the application for admission and must be from another person. The Letter of Recommendation should be from a teacher, principal, priest, pastor, coach, mentor or other person who has known the applicant for an extended time. Letters should highlight or verify the applicant’s leadership abilities, activities and accomplishments that support the application for scholarships. (Do not use the Academic Reference form for the Letter of Recommendation, the letter must be sent directly from the sender to the Admissions Office.)
- A one-page, typed essay (to be uploaded with the online scholarship application). Topic: Cornelia Connelly School uses “lead, serve, inspire” as inspiration for daily life. How do you see yourself living “lead, serve, inspire” at Connelly and in the larger global community?
Incoming Domestic Students in the Class of 2023
FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS ~ awarded upon entry and renewed for each year of attendance
- Holy Child Scholarships
The Four-Year Holy Child Scholarships will be awarded to students who score in the 90th National Percentile on the High School Placement Test, taken at Connelly. Official Transcripts must show at least a B+ average on 7th Grade and First Semester 8th Grade grades. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, the applicant should also exhibit dedication to community service, leadership and citizenship.
- Skilled Scientist Scholarship – $2,500 Award each year of attendance
The Four-Year Skilled Scientist Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding skill in Science. In addition to a scholarship application, students will submit an original project to the Connelly science fair in January. Please ask for the handout entitled “What is a Science Fair Project?” from the Admissions Department to learn the requirements and deadlines for submission.
- Gifted Artist Scholarship – $2,500 Award each year of attendance
The Four-Year Gifted Artist Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding skill in the Fine Arts. Steps to apply are outlined under Performing Arts and Visual Arts scholarships.
Incoming Domestic Students in the Class of 2023
ONE YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS ~ awarded upon entry
- The Cornelian Scholarship – $2,000 Award
The Cornelian Scholarship will be awarded to a top scorer on the Entrance Exam. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, the applicant must also exhibit dedication to community service, leadership, and citizenship.
- The Coletta Merritt Scholarship for Excellence – $1,000 Award
Coletta Merritt, mother of Nancy (Class of 1984), was a source of inspiration and courage to the entire Connelly Community. The Coletta Merritt Scholarship for Excellence is awarded to a young woman of courage, confidence, and cheerfulness. Applicants with these qualities and demonstrated success on the Entrance Examination are encouraged to apply.
- The Connelly Math Scholarship – $500 Award
The Connelly Math Scholarship is awarded to the applicant with the highest combined score in the mathematics sub-tests on the Entrance Examination and high grades in 7th and 8th grade math classes.
- The Connelly Science Scholarship- $500 Award
In addition to a scholarship application, students will submit an original project to the Connelly science fair in January. Please ask for the handout entitled “What is a Science Fair Project?” from the Admissions Department to learn the requirements and deadlines for submission.
- The Connelly English Scholarship– $500 Award
The Connelly English Scholarship is awarded to the applicant who demonstrates outstanding written ability and earns a high score on the verbal and language portions of the Entrance Examination.
- The Connelly Performing Arts Scholarship – $500 Award
Upload video(s) of recent work. Videos should be no more than a few minutes in length and should cover a variety of materials and techniques that emphasize the applicants’ performance versatility and strengths. Please include the title, and author of each piece performed. Some examples include:
- Voice –songs showing a variety of styles
- Dance – Prepare a dance displaying ability in ballet, tap, jazz etc. utilizing background music
- Theater – Prepare monologues or submit clips from a recent production
- Instrumental – Play two pieces of contrasting style
- The Connelly Visual Arts Scholarship – $500
Upload photos of original work. Please be sure to include the title of the work, medium, and a brief description of the piece, if needed for clarity. Submissions could include original pieces in: ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, theater set-design, jewelry-making, textile/ fabric design, or other traditional/ethnic art forms.
- The Connelly Community Service Scholarship – $500 Award
The Connelly Community Service Scholarship is awarded to the applicant who demonstrates outstanding efforts in community service. Please upload (in the Additional Submission Material section of the online application) 3-5 paragraphs describing the program and making a special note of what she the applicant gained from the experience of serving others.
- The Connelly Leadership Scholarship – $500 Award
The Connelly Leadership Scholarship is designed to honor an eighth-grade young woman for her leadership accomplishments in either a school, church or community setting.