The Buck Family Scholar for the Arts Award is available annually to an incoming Upper School 9th grade applicant whose family demonstrates financial need and who has displayed proficiency and promise in the fine or performing arts. The applicant must also demonstrate excellent academic ability.
This grant award is to be reviewed, and may be renewed, each year the student is at Agnes Irwin. The recipient will receive the full amount of tuition assistance for which her family qualifies in the tuition assistance application process. In addition to the tuition assistance award, the awardee will receive a $2,000 stipend toward an extra-curricular program in the arts approved by the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, to be used in the summer between her 11th and 12th grade years.
To qualify for this award, a completed admission application and a completed tuition assistance application must be received by the upcoming year’s announced deadline (December 11, 2017). In addition, the applicant must complete the Named Award Supplement and is strongly encouraged to provide two letters of recommendation from professionals who have mentored the student in the fine or performing arts, by the Named Award Supplement deadline (December 11, 2017).
The selected candidate will be notified of the decision of the Admission Committee in mid-to-late January following the deadline (s). A verbal response is expected from the family within two weeks of notification.