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Scheck Hillel Merit Scholarship: 2019-2020

Up to 100% Full Tuition
Scheck Hillel Community School is the place for students with a passion for academic excellence...a commitment to core values...a love of the arts...a desire to grow and nurture their Jewish identity. It’s where dreams are ignited and achievement is valued.

Through multi-year merit scholarships of up to 100% full tuition in three categories of academics, character and arts, Scheck Hillel celebrates outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character traits and remarkable artistic talent. 

Scholarships totaling more than $300,000 are available to begin Fall 2020. At the highest level, a rising Grade 9 student can be recognized with a full scholarship throughout all four years of high school. For 2020-2021, such grants are available for rising Grade 9 and Grade 10 students who achieve at the highest level, based on the following criteria.
We invite and encourage you to apply for a Scheck Hillel Merit Scholarship. To learn more, please contact Betty Salinas, Director of Admissions. Applications close January 31, 2020.

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Scholarship Criteria
  • Apply for or enroll in Grade 9 or Grade 10 at Scheck Hillel Community School for 2020-2021. (For your convenience, you may take the scholarship tests prior to formally applying for admission to Scheck Hillel.)
  • Live by the school’s core values and embody the traits of Scheck Hillel’s Portrait of the Graduate.
  • Demonstrate aptitude and commitment.
  • Take the SSAT and self-reflective surveys measuring growth mindset, character and perseverance.*
  • Participate in an interview with Scheck Hillel Review Committee.
  • In addition, please note the criteria outlined to the right, specific to each area of interest. 

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  • Academic Scholarship Criteria

    • Submit a transcript that demonstrates high academic achievement at your current school.
    • Take reading, math, and science standardized, adaptive tests.
    *Administered by Scheck Hillel Community School 
  • Character Scholarship Criteria

    • Submit a transcript that demonstrates a commitment to academics at your current school.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a mentor or advisor involved in your volunteer work. 
    • Write a short essay (250-750 words). Consider a real world ethical dilemma and describe your response as someone whose identity and actions - not only beliefs - are guided by core values and the character traits of a mensch (a person of integrity and honor).
    • In addition to living by Scheck Hillel’s core values, exemplify the courage of an upstander.

  • Arts Scholarship Criteria

    • Submit a transcript that demonstrates high achievement in the arts at your current school.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an advisor involved in your arts courses or arts experience beyond school.
    • Visual Arts: Submit a portfolio of selected works: 10 high-resolution digital images representative of original works. At the interview, present a varied portfolio of 10-15 physical works, which may include reproductions. (Please submit digital images via online application.)
    • Performing Arts (Orchestra, Band, Theatre): Submit a recorded audition demonstrating your current level of artistry (2-3 minute video via Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive or YouTube) and perform the same or new material at your interview. (Note: Rules of Kol Isha apply, which do not permit for live female vocal solos.)
  • Applicant Testing Dates

    Sunday, November 17, 2019, 8:30 AM, at Scheck Hillel Community School
    Sunday, December 15, 2019, 8:30 AM, at Scheck Hillel Community School
  • Maintaining a Merit Scholarship**:

    • Good standing citizenship and discipline records
    • Participation in school and community events when asked to serve as a representative
    Academic: Weighted overall GPA of4.0 in all courses and 15 hours of community service on campus per school year (in addition to service hours required for graduation)

    Weighted overall GPA of 3.0 and 15 hours of community service on campus per school year (in addition to service hours required for graduation)

    Arts: Weighted GPA of 4.0 in all arts courses, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all other studies and 15 hours of community service for the school’s arts department per school year (in addition to service hours required for graduation)
    Merit scholarship applicants may also apply for tuition assistance

    **Scholarship recipients are determined by Scheck Hillel’s Merit Scholarship Committee. Qualifications to maintain scholarships are considered by Ben Lipson Upper School administration upon the start of every fall and spring semester.

Scheck Hillel By The Numbers

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  • AP Scholar Awards in 2018

  • College dual enrollment

  • Percentile in U.S. on SAT

  • Student: teacher ratio

From Early Childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by STEM and design, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and service learning. Our 14 acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with additional academic expansion plans. Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We are more than your child’s school; we are your family’s community.