Scholarship Competition


Ascension Academy offers competitive scholarships to our students to offset the cost of tuition: the Board of Regents Scholarship and the Ascension Academy Scholarship for String Musicians. 

The Board of Regents Scholarship is an academic award given to new and current students and based solely on academic achievement. Scholarships are awarded annually to students who achieve the top scores on the Board of Regents’ Scholarship Competition Exam given in the spring of each year. Scholarship winners will be announced within one month of the exam, and the exam is administered at no cost to the student.

The Ascension Academy Scholarship for String Musicians is a merit-based award given to one new or current student in grades 8-11 who, through a selection and interview process, is found to possess exemplary musical talent. Applications, auditions and interviews occur during the spring semester each year. The winner is announced no later than May.

These two scholarship opportunities are available to all eligible students but cannot be accepted by a single student. In the event a student wins both, he or she must choose one, making room for an additional student to receive a scholarship.

 

Board of Regent Scholarship Exam Requirements

To qualify for scholarship consideration, new students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an Ascension Academy admission application
  • Interview with the Director of Admission or her designee
  • Qualify for the A Honor Roll 2 of 4 six weeks periods prior to the exam

To qualify for scholarship consideration, current students must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualify for the A Honor roll 2 of 4 six-week periods prior to the exam
  • Eligible students are notified that they may register to sit for the exam

Exam Date and Time

UPDATED:  April 22, 2017  at 9:00 a.m.

Awards

The following awards will be given for each incoming grade level 6-12. 

  • First place winner will receive a one-time $1,000 award.
  • Second place winner will receive a one-time $500 award.

The Board of Regents Scholarship Competition is made possible by the generosity of the Lamberger Family Trust.

 

Ascension Academy Scholarship for String Musicians Requirements

To qualify for scholarship consideration, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a DVD (4-8 minutes in length) audition featuring a solo of choice with piano accompaniment from the standard solo string repertoire

  • Complete an application for admission to Ascension Academy by January 15th

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a current music teacher in addition to the letters of recommendation required in the admission process.

  • If selected as a finalist, perform at a live audition and sit for an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

More information regarding this scholarship can be obtained by contacting the Admission Office at (806) 382-1200.