Scholarships

Scholarships are established by Rowland Hall donors, and applicants must meet specific qualifications in order to be considered.

A scholarship may require that an applicant be of a certain grade level, gender, or ethnicity, or must possess specific academic interests. Rowland Hall donors have established scholarships for students who possess both specific talents/qualifications and demonstrate financial need.

Rowland Hall offers merit-only scholarships for new applicants to grades nine through eleven and merit/need combination scholarships for new applicants to grades K-12. Currently enrolled financial aid recipients are automatically considered for scholarships.

All financial aid applicants will be automatically considered for need-based scholarships. Merit-based and combination scholarships may require additional application components for consideration. Please read the specific eligibility requirements, due dates, and application requirements carefully for each of the scholarships below.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Ian Cumming Scholarship

In 1986, Ian Cumming, Trustee Emeritus, established a scholarship to improve access to Rowland Hall for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence. The $7,500 Ian Cumming Scholarship is renewable annually given the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing.

Who Should Apply?

  • New students applying for admission to grades 9-11.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Applicants who embody the Rowland Hall mission: We inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.

Requirements

  • Complete the Rowland Hall application for admission.
  • Student Writing Sample: Students, please submit an essay, via email, to Hadley Smith with “Ian Cumming Scholarship” in the subject line. Your essay should address the following question: What academic experience or community contribution are you most proud of and why?

Timeline

  • Finalist interviews: Late February
  • Announcement of Ian Cumming Scholars: Early March

Need-Based Scholarships

For New or Returning Students

All returning and new financial aid applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships.

  • Adam Bradford Scholarship
  • Aunt Henry / Fanny Jones Scholarship
  • John & Marcia Price Family Scholarship
  • Lynne Marianni Zimmerman Scholarship
  • Palazzi/Day Family Scholarship
  • Patricia C Brim Memorial Scholarship
  • Rose Deisley Scholarship
  • Pat & Virginia Gibbons Scholarship
  • R. Harold Burton Foundation Scholarship
  • Swanson Foundation Scholarship

Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships

Rowland Hall Alumni Scholarship

The Rowland Hall Alumni Scholarship was established in 2014, following the 2010 establishment of the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Through this scholarship, funded entirely by donations from alumni, our graduates empower future students to enjoy the benefits of a Rowland Hall education.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • New students applying for admission to grades K-12.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Those who demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the Rowland Hall application for admission.
  • Complete the Rowland Hall financial aid application.
  • Please submit a student writing sample in the form of an essay. Essays should address the prompt below. You may submit your essay via email, to Hadley Smith, with "Rowland Hall Alumni Scholarship" in the subject line.
  • Writing sample essay question: Why are you interested in attending Rowland Hall and what do you hope to contribute as part of the Rowland Hall community?
  • No writing sample is required for K-5 applicants.

TIMELINE

  • Announcement of Alumni Scholar: Early March.

David Cumming Diversity Scholarship

In 2003, David Cumming, former trustee, established the David Cumming Diversity Scholarship to provide tuition assistance for underrepresented students who qualify for financial aid. The amount of the award varies according to the financial need documented by the student’s family. If a student is designated as a David Cumming Diversity Scholar, the school is committed to providing the scholarship through graduation at Rowland Hall, in accordance with the financial need demonstrated annually by the student’s family and the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall and financial aid may be available.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • New students applying for admission to grades 9-11.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • People who represent diverse racial backgrounds.
  • Those who demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the Rowland Hall application for admission.
  • Complete the Rowland Hall financial aid application.
  • Student Writing Sample: Students, please submit your essay answer to the prompt below via email to Hadley Smith with “David Cumming Diversity Scholarship” in the subject line.
  • Prompt: A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in our community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. 

TIMELINE

  • Finalist interviews: Late February.
  • Announcement of David Cumming Diversity scholar: Early March.

Pastor France Davis Scholarship

Rowland Hall was the first school in Utah to establish the Pastor France Davis Scholarship; a scholarship that honors and acknowledges the contributions of Pastor France Davis to Salt Lake City and the State of Utah, particularly in the areas of civil rights and diversity, as well as his role in community-building at the Calvary Baptist Church where he has been pastor since 1974.

The amount of this scholarship varies according to the financial need documented by the student’s family. If a student is designated as a Pastor France Davis Scholar, the school is committed to providing the scholarship through graduation at Rowland Hall, in accordance with the financial need demonstrated annually by the student’s family and the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall and financial aid may be available.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • New students applying for admission to grades K-6.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Applicants who are of African-American descent.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the Rowland Hall application for admission.
  • Complete the Rowland Hall financial aid application.
  • Submit One Additional Character Recommendation Letter: Please ask someone other than your child’s classroom teacher to email a character letter of recommendation to Hadley Smith. Some suggestions of people to consider are coaches, instructors other than the classroom teacher, Boy Scout or Girl Scout leaders, or religious leaders.

TIMELINE

Announcement of Pastor France Davis Scholarship scholar: Early March.

Malone Family Foundation Scholarship

Rowland Hall was selected in the spring of 2011 by the Malone Family Foundation as the only school in Utah to receive a $2 million endowment for the funding of educational opportunities for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence and whose family demonstrates financial need.

The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, well-known communications and media executive and investor, and his family, with one principal objective: to improve access to quality education—particularly at the secondary school level—for extraordinary students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents.

Rowland Hall is pleased to offer academically motivated students the opportunity to apply for a Malone Scholarship. Students applying for admission to grades 7-9 for the upcoming year are eligible to apply. The amount of the award will vary according to the financial need documented by the student’s family. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall and financial aid may be available.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • New students applying for admission to grades 7-9.
  • Citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding of at least 30 percent of tuition through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the Rowland Hall application for admission.
  • Complete the Rowland Hall financial aid application.
  • Student Writing Sample: Students please submit your answer to ONE of the following topics, via email, to Hadley Smith, with "Malone Family Scholarship" in the subject line:
    • Evaluate a significant experience, challenge, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its effect on you; OR
    • Education is a journey. How has your journey been thus far, and what do you see when you look to the future?

TIMELINE

Announcement of Malone Family Foundation Scholarship scholar: Early March.

DETAILS

  • All financial aid information is confidential.
  • Students applying for the Malone Scholarship must provide proof of United States citizenship.
  • If an applicant is not awarded a Malone Scholarship, he or she may be admitted and Rowland Hall financial aid may be available.
  • For more information about applying, please email Director of Financial Aid Hadley Smith or call him at 801-924-2964.

HOW ROWLAND HALL WAS SELECTED

The Malone Foundation researched independent schools across the country and invited schools to apply for the endowment. The Malone Family Foundation selected Rowland Hall on the basis of our scholastic record, our college matriculation history, our enriched academic and extra-curricular offerings, as well as our geographic location in an area not already served by their endowments.

Weinholtz Family Scholarship

In 2013, Michael and Donna Weinholtz, parents of a Rowland Hall “lifer” in the class of 2013, established the Weinholtz Family Scholarship to provide full tuition for new students applying for admission to grades K-5 who demonstrate 100% financial need.

If a student is designated as a Weinholtz Scholar, the school is committed to providing the scholarship through graduation at Rowland Hall, in accordance with the financial need demonstrated annually by the student’s family and the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. The scholarship may also include funding for Rowland Hall Extended Day programs and other school related expenses.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • New students applying for admission to grades K-5.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Demonstrate 100% financial need through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

REQUIREMENTS

TIMELINE

Announcement of Weinholtz Family Scholar: Early March.

Availability

Scholarship availability varies each year; please email Hadley Smith for current scholarship availability.

Scholarships

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