2017-18 Scholarship Opportunities
Freshman Merit Scholarship Program (2017-18 )
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
This merit-based program is for incoming gifted, talented and high ability scholars who will be entering the 9th grade in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Recipients will be chosen from a group of candidates who emulate the core values of E.A Young Academy and demonstrate a commitment to learning. E.A. Young Academy seeks best-fit candidates for admission to our school. We find that gifted, talented and high ability scholars who engage in higher order thinking, a commitment to excellence and creative problem solving skills are most successful in our academy culture.
This scholarship will automatically renew through the recipient’s senior year at E.A. Young Academy if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic performance, actively participates in the academy community and abides by the Scholar Code of Conduct.
Candidates must complete the Freshman Scholarship and Admission Application to be considered. Admission and scholarship recipient decisions are made concurrently. Finalists will be chosen for an in-person interview on campus with the Scholarship Selection Committee and scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1, 2017. Existing scholars are not eligible to apply.
Apply for admission and this scholarship using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted. The application fee of $55 is waived for Scholarship Applicants.
After creating a new account and verifying your email address, log in to your account and select “Create a New Student Application.” Enter your child’s name and date of birth. Then, be sure to select “9” for the Grade Level field (this program is only open to 9th grade students for the 2017-18 Academic Year). In the Application field, select the “2017-2018 – Freshman Scholarship & Admission Application” and click “Submit.” You may continue on with the application, or come back to it at a later time. The application saves your progress and may be completed in multiple sessions. After you submit the completed application, you will be able to track online your admissions status at the school by logging in to your account. There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms and, if necessary, reprint the supplemental forms.
Required Academy Application Documents:
- Application for Admission
- Parent Assessment and Perspectives
- Two Academic Recommendation Forms
- One Personal Recommendation
- Educational or Psychological Testing OR Previous Gifted and Talented Identification Documentation OR Documentation of participation in advanced level or accelerated courses.
Additional Documents Required for Scholarship Application:
- Current Transcript OR 7th and 8th grade final report cards
- Résumé or Portfolio – please include:
- Academic Honors 6th grade and beyond – Include year in school and subjects or organizations involved (if applicable)
- Extracurricular Activities (school and other) – Include years of participation, leadership positions or key activities
- Community/Volunteer Activities – Include years of participation, leadership positions or key activities
- One essay response selected from one of the following prompts. The essay should be 300-500 words in length and in a digital format. The purpose of the essay is to get to know you beyond what report cards, testing and recommendation forms provide. Let your voice shine through!
- Prompt One:
In a commencement address delivered in May of 2012 at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Neil Gaiman states, “Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.” Share a time that you made a mistake and how that mistake impacted you, deterred you or propelled you forward.
- Prompt Two:
“I only read nautical novels and my own personal manifestos.”
– Ron Swanson, Parks and Rec
A manifesto is a written statement declaring publicly intentions, principles and bold, sometimes anti-authoritarian, calls to action. What is your personal mini-manifesto?
- Prompt One:
- At E.A. Young Academy we believe that education must cultivate creativity, critical thinking, innovation and problem solving skills. Additionally, we believe the leaders of tomorrow must learn to be idealistic, pragmatic, holistic, action-oriented, compassionate, and purposeful. Therefore, we encourage candidates to supplement their application by including a creative component, such as a short video, a piece of art or any other thing that will add to the Scholarship Selection Committee’s understanding of you. The only limitations are the boundaries of your imagination.
If you have questions about the application process, please follow this link:
Information Inquiry for E.A. Young Academy
About Young Academy
E.A. Young Academy is an accredited K-12, not-for-profit private academy dedicated to gifted, talented and high ability scholars. We are passionate about serving the needs of gifted students by providing a creative, challenging and unique learning environment.
E.A. Young Academy has met the criteria for educational quality established by the AdvancedED® Accreditation Commission and is accredited by the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Also, E.A. Young Academy is proud to offer the newly developed and prestigious College Board AP Capstone™ Program. The AP Capstone™ Program is an innovative program focusing on critical inquiry, research and communication skills. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific rigor of Advanced Placement® courses and exams as well as the hands-on, minds-on philosophy that epitomizes an E.A. Young Academy educational journey. E.A. Young Academy is one of just over 600 schools internationally selected to implement AP Capstone™ and the only private school to offer the program in North Texas.