Named Awards

As part of the tuition assistance program, there are five named awards for new students whose families demonstrate financial need.

New applicants may be considered for:

  • The AIS Scholar Award (applicants to grades 6-9)
  • The Class of 1955 Award (applicants to grade 9)
  • The Maguire Scholars Foundation Tuition Assistance Program (applicants to grade 9)
  • The J. Mahlon, Jr. Buck Family Scholar for the Arts Award (applicants to grades 9 or 10)
  • The Carter Mannion '81 Student-Athlete Award (applicants to grades 9-12)

Learn more about these awards and their application requirements below. 

The AIS Scholar Award

Applicants for grades 6-9 who demonstrate financial need are eligible for our AIS Scholar Award. The awardee is granted a $500 annual stipend towards textbook purchases as well as the full amount of tuition assistance that her family qualifies for in the tuition assistance application process. To qualify, a completed admission application is due by December 5, 2018 and the Named Award Supplement and a completed tuition assistance application must be received by the December 11, 2018 deadline.

The Class of 1955 Award

In honor of their 50th reunion, The Class of 1955 established a grant to be awarded to a 9th grade applicant who qualifies for tuition assistance. The Class of 1955 Award affirms their recognition of “the wonderful opportunity we were given to attend Agnes Irwin” and their desire to provide that same opportunity to qualified girls in the years ahead.

The Class of 1955 Award will be given to an applicant whose talents, enthusiasm and leadership will enrich the School. Applicants must provide the Named Award Supplement and the awardee is granted the full amount of tuition assistance that her family qualifies for in the tuition assistance application process. This award is available once every four years and will next be awarded for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Carter A. Mannion ’81 Athletic Award

The Carter A. Mannion ’81 Athletic Award is available annually to an incoming Upper School applicant (grades 9-12) whose family demonstrates financial need and who is either proficient in two sports or has demonstrated outstanding competitive experience in one and will participate in at least two athletic seasons each year of high school. She must also demonstrate excellent academic ability and is encouraged to provide two additional letters of recommendation from her coaches.

This grant award is renewable each year and the recipient will receive a $500 annual stipend to be used to improve or develop her athletic skills as well as the full amount of tuition assistance that her family qualifies for in the tuition assistance application process. To qualify, a completed admission application must be received by the December 5, 2018 deadline, and a completed tuition assistance application must be received by the December 11, 2018 deadline. In addition, applicants must provide the Named Award Supplement and two letters of recommendation from a coach by the December 11, 2018 admission application deadline.

The Maguire Scholars Foundation Tuition Assistance Program

The Agnes Irwin School joined The Maguire Scholars Foundation Tuition Assistance Program in the 2016-17 school year. The Program is a partnership between the Maguire Foundation and Philadelphia Area Independent Schools. The Foundation's goal is to provide scholarship assistance to 150 freshmen each year and support them through all four years of high school.

The Program requires The Agnes Irwin School Tuition Assistance Committee to select four new designated scholars each year from what is typically a large and highly qualified applicant pool. Each accepted ninth grade students' families must qualify for tuition assistance at AIS. In order to be considered for this designated award, candidates must: 

  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the entire Tuition Assistance process; and
  • Maintain a B+ average (85 or better) during 7th and 8th grades; and
  • Have minimal unexcused absences and latenesses in the 7th and 8th grades; and
  • Participate in ongoing community service and/or at least one extracurricular activity in 7th and 8th grades.

The J. Mahlon, Jr. Buck Family Scholar for the Arts Award

The Buck Family Scholar for the Arts Award is offered for applicants to grade 9 and grade 10 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 is due by December 5, 2018 and a completed tuition assistance application must be received by December 11, 2018. 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, 2018.

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.

All applicants who demonstrate financial need as reported by School and Student Services (SSS) and who meet the qualifying criteria outlined above will be considered for an award. If your daughter is selected for a designated award, you will be notified when you learn of your tuition assistance decision, no later than early February 2019. The Named Award Supplement and Application is available here.

 

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Tuition Assistance

To qualify for one of Agnes Irwin's named tuition awards, families must complete an application, tuition assistance application, and the named award supplement by the December 11, 2018 deadline.