Tuxedo Park School Announces Veterans Merit Scholarship

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In recognition of Veterans Day, Tuxedo Park School is announcing its Veterans Merit Scholarship for children and grandchildren of veterans and currently serving military members. Tuxedo Park School is a pre-K3 through ninth grade independent school in Orange County, NY.

In honor of those who serve our country, Tuxedo Park School is proud to announce a merit scholarship to the children and grandchildren of military veterans for 25% of annual tuition.

“We have many veterans, as well as currently serving members of the armed forces in our area and we wanted to do something to give back to show our appreciation for their service,” said Todd Stansbery, head of school and the son of a former Army chaplain.

Tuxedo Park School has a rich history of academic excellence with a focus on character development. Stansbery believes those two characteristics alone make the Pre-Kindergarten 3 through ninth grade independent school appealing to those who were part of a military family.

“With an academic focus delivered through an interdisciplinary curriculum, we are developing students to take a global approach to solving problems,” said Stansbery. “This academic year, our character development program revolves around the theme of Creating Global Citizens-an idea that resonates with those who have travelled the world in service to our nation.”

The scholarship is competitive, awarded to up to two students annually. It is available to new families with students in fourth through eighth grade with a parent or grandparent who is currently serving in an active or reserve status or is a veteran by New York State’s definition.

“This scholarship was inspired in part by one of our newest administrators, Chris Kasker,” said Stansbery. “Chris recently retired from the Army and could have gone anywhere, but he chose Tuxedo Park School.”

Retired Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker and his wife, Lt. Col. Jennifer Kasker, have two children enrolled at Tuxedo Park School. They were enrolled at the school for two years before Chris retired from the United States Military Academy at West Point and became the director of communications at Tuxedo Park School.

“Both West Point and Tuxedo Park School inspire students to reach their potential in and out of the classroom and do so with a values-based approached rooted in character development,” said Kasker. “I helped develop the veteran merit scholarship because I believe a military family will find Tuxedo Park School a good fit.”

Information about the scholarship can be found at http://www.TuxedoParkSchool.org/veteranscholarship or by calling 845-351-4737.

About Tuxedo Park School: TPS was founded in 1900 in Tuxedo Park, Orange County NY and is a pre-K-3 through ninth grade independent non-sectarian school that prepares students for the country’s finest secondary day and boarding schools. TPS is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and chartered by the State of New York.

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