The Honor Scholarships are merit based academic scholarships awarded to new Middle School and Upper School students that distinguish themselves through academic achievement, leadership, and service. We are seeking curious, creative problem solvers who are able to think critically and seek to make a positive impact on our community. Those eligible to take the exam are students that will be rising 6th-11th grade in the 2024-2025 academic year.
The award remains in place for the duration of the student’s time in their specified division, as long as commendable academic and conduct records are maintained. For example, a student that receives a Honor Scholarship in the 6th grade will receive the same award in 7th and 8th grade. If the award is given in the 8th grade, the award is good for that year only. Upper School scholarships are awarded in the same manner. A student that receives an award in the 9th grade will receive the same award in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. If the award is received in 10th grade, the student will receive this same award in 11th and 12th grade.
The number and amount of scholarships are awarded based on the candidate pool. To receive a Middle School Scholarship, a student must be a rising 6th, 7th or 8th grader at the time the application is submitted. To earn the Upper School Scholarship, a student must be a rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grader at the time application is submitted. No candidate may be a current or be a sibling of a former Honor Scholarship recipient. All candidates must be present for testing on the testing date: Saturday, February 10th, 8:30 am-11:30 am. Personal interview (if required) will be at a later specified date and time.
The Cannon Family Scholarships are named in honor of Chris Cannon and his family in recognition of their generous support for Deerfield-Windsor School for many years.
Students who have attended Deerfield-Windsor for at least one year are eligible to apply for this half-tuition scholarship. Two non-renewable Cannon Family Scholarships are awarded each school year.
The Scholarships will be presented to students currently enrolled in grades 9, 10, or 11. While academic record and extracurricular activities are considered in the selection process, the scholarship is primarily based on the essay written. Students enter by completing an application and by writing an essay in a supervised setting. The Scholarship Committee decides the winners of the awards.
Charles Fussell graduated from Deerfield-Windsor in 1981. He died at a very young age in 2003. Friends and family have established this scholarship to be given each year to a rising eleventh grade student who exemplifies many of Charles’ qualities and characteristics.
Ken Rodgers graduated from Deerfield-Windsor in 1976. He died while attending college. To perpetuate his memory, his friends each year give a scholarship to a rising Deerfield-Windsor senior who exemplifies Ken’s spirit and personality. Through this award, the spirit, energy, and friendliness that Ken reflected will not be forgotten but will be perpetually renewed by the examples of the recipients of this scholarship.
Graham Lowe was the first Headmaster of Deerfield School and has continued his involvement with Deerfield-Windsor since that time. Former students and friends have established this scholarship in his honor. The scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior or senior who is significantly involved in at least one school activity and who maintains a satisfactory grade point average.