Purpose: Park City Day School’s Community Scholar program provides a limited number of scholarships to exceptionally qualified students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade. This scholarship is based on merit, is not need-based, and is open to prospective Park City Day School students.
Award: A merit scholarship in the amount of 50% of annual tuition is renewable each year, regardless of need, contingent upon academic performance and personal citizenship. Families of award recipients may apply additionally for need-based financial aid for the full cost of tuition, excluding supplemental fees such as lunch, uniforms, etc.
Funding: The Park City Day School Community Scholar program is funded by proceeds from community fundraisers and annual tuition assistance budget.
Scholarship Application Process:Interested candidates are asked to submit the following in support of their applications:
- Completed Park City Day School Application and Visit Day
- Personal Statement – Fewer than 250 words to indicate why he or she would be a strong candidate to receive a merit scholarship, including how the candidate feels he or she would contribute meaningfully to our Middle School community at PCDS.
- Writing Sample – A piece of expository or persuasive writing completed within the past year.
- Demonstration(s) of academic achievement, community contributions, and/or personal achievement outside of school, which may include any or all of the following:
- Standardized testing results
- Current and last year’s Scholastic academic achievement records (report cards/transcripts)
- Digital or physical portfolios (artwork, projects, writing, video, performance, etc.)
- Teacher Recommendations – 2 letters of recommendation. Letters shall be confidential and remain confidential. Letters can be returned directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applications can be submitted electronically to email@example.com or by mail to Park City Day School, 3120 Pinebrook Av., Park City, UT 84098
Renewal Policy: At the sole discretion of the Park City Day School administration, the award is renewable each year the student is enrolled at PCDS provided annual academic progress and citizenship meet school expectations. All scholarship recipients’ progress will be reviewed at the end of the first quarter. If progress falls below expectations, a student will be given a probationary period of one quarter to demonstrate improvement. If the student is unable to meet expectations following one probationary period, the scholarship will be forfeited for the following year though, depending on circumstances, the student may continue at PCDS without the scholarship.
Award Announcement:The scholarship committee will review all applicants and make award announcements on a rolling basis.