Information was provided by the Communications Department at MICDS.
Again this year MICDS will offer a limited number of merit scholarships to students entering grades 7 and 9 through the Eliot Scholars Program. The awards recognize outstanding academic performance and personal achievement and are available to both returning and new students enrolling in fall, 2013.
The awards are named in honor of William Greenleaf Eliot, 19th century visionary and founder of Washington University in St. Louis, who founded Mary Institute in 1859, one of the predecessor schools that ultimately became MICDS.
A student named an Eliot Scholar at MICDS receives an annual award in the amount of $5,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition at MICDS. The scholarship is renewable each year as long as the student remains at MICDS and maintains strong academic and honorable standing. The Eliot Scholarship recognizes academic achievements. It is not awarded for special artistic or athletic talents.
In addition to the financial award, Eliot Scholar students participate in special programs and are recognized for their achievements throughout the school year. Candidates will need to complete all requirements for the award, including the completion of the Eliot Scholar test and a personal interview.
The deadline to submit a 2013 Eliot Scholar application is January 18, 2013. All applicants will be required to take the Eliot Scholar test on Saturday, January 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at MICDS.
For more information, contact the MICDS Admission Office at 314-995-7367 or visit micds.org/eliotscholars.