Northridge, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Highland Hall Waldorf School, an independent Pre-K through grade 12 school located in Northridge, CA, is pleased to announce the second year of its "Students of Excellence Merit Scholarship Program for Low-Income Families." Once again the program will award full high school tuition scholarships to five students entering the ninth grade in 2014 whose family economic circumstances would otherwise prevent them from applying to the school. These students must demonstrate high achievement in Academics, Music, Arts, Leadership/Community Service, and/or Athletics. Interested students must complete and submit an application and financial information packet by 5:00 pm, January 31, 2014.
A select number of applicants will be eligible for an interview, and contacted by the school's admissions department. Awardees of the scholarship will be notified by March 31, 2014.To learn more about financial qualifications and how to apply, please contact the school's Enrollment Director, Lynn van Schilfgaarde at lvs(at)highlandhall(dot)org or at 818-349-1394 x 211.
Awardees will enjoy a full tuition scholarship and all educational resources of the school for the entire four years of high school at Highland Hall, provided he or she meets the school’s general standards for enrollment and maintains an excellent standing in one of the above-mentioned disciplines.
"Our purpose with the scholarship is to provide Waldorf education to a wider and under-served segment of the L.A. community, increasing social and financial diversity on our campus," says Lynn Kern, Administrative Director for Highland Hall. "We aim to support these talented young people by giving them the educational resources our school provides to help them succeed in school and in life, despite the challenges of their families’ current financial situation."
Highland Hall Waldorf School, located in Northridge, CA and founded in 1955, exemplifies the rich educational traditions of the Waldorf® Educaton movement. Its unique approach to learning successfully addresses the changing needs and capacities of children at each stage of development from PreK through High School. Fully 98% of its high school graduates move on to renowned colleges and universities; 42% of Waldorf graduates pursue college majors in mathematics or science. Featuring a curriculum of academically challenging lessons infused with arts and hands-on learning, Highland Hall provides students with a solid academic foundation, the ability to think creatively, a sympathetic interest in the world, self-confidence, and an abiding moral purpose. Highland Hall, a non-profit school, does not discriminate due to race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or other basis protected by law.