The DWS Honor Scholarships are merit based academic scholarships awarded to students that distinguish themselves through scholarship, 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.
The award remains in place for the duration of the student’s time in their specific division as long as commendable academic and conduct records are maintained. Examples include: Honor Scholarship awarded in 6th grade, students will receive the same award in 7th and 8th grade. If the award is given in the 7th grade, the award will be the same for 8th. If the award is given in the 8th grade, the award is good for that year only. Upper School scholarships begin in the 9th grade and if awarded, are distributed in the same manner as the Middle School Division, meaning they continue on from the year it is awarded.
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 made. To earn the Upper School Scholarship, a student must be a rising 9th, 10th or 11th grader at the time the application is made. No candidate may be a current or former student of DWS or a sibling of a former Honor Scholarship recipient. All candidates must be present for academic testing. Personal interviews (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.