Merit Scholarship Programs

Neumann Merit Award

Established in 2016, the Neumann Merit Award is named in honor of longtime Middle School teacher Doris Neumann H'98, who sought to instill in her students a genuine passion for inquiry and a willingness to serve others. Friends School is awarding $10,000 scholarships to two new students applying for grades 6, 7 or 8.  This award will continue for the duration of their enrollment at Friends School.  
Applicants considered for The Neumann Award will exemplify the qualities consistent with the mission and philosophy of Friends School and advance the School’s Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.  In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a new applicant for admission to grades 6, 7, or  8
  • Demonstrate a proven record of strong academic achievement through current academic transcripts and ISEE scores
  • Share talents or passions that would contribute positively to the Middle School community
At Friends, we believe that students demonstrate merit in a variety of ways, not simply through standardized test scores or report card grades. While we consider a student's academic record as part of the process, we are also looking for students who will bring a variety of gifts and talents to the School, and whose personal values align with the mission and philosophy of Friends School.

The Neumann Award Committee will determine the list of semifinalists by the end of January. All semifinalists will be invited to an on-campus interview event for families in early February.

The students who are selected to receive the Neumann Award will be notified with their admission decision in February 19, 2021.
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