Merit Scholarship Program

The Merit Scholarship Program allows exceptional students from any financial background to attend St. Andrew's.
St. Andrew’s Merit Scholarship Program offers two prestigious scholarships, the Malone Scholarship and Julia Chadwick Arches to Excellence, for academically exceptional students with financial need who are entering grades 7-12.

The Malone Scholarship was created consistent with the aspirations of The Malone Family Foundation whose “principal initial objective is to improve access to quality education.” Future St. Andrew’s students and applicants for admission are encouraged to apply. Nevertheless, current St. Andrew’s students are not prohibited from applying for a Malone Scholarship. The Julia Chadwick Arches to Excellence Scholarship was created with similar criteria and a consistent application process as the Malone Scholarship; the Chadwick scholarships are also open to admission applicants and current students in rising grades 7-12. The application process for the Merit program is rigorous, and recipients shine both at St. Andrew’s and in their pursuits after commencement.

The Merit Scholarship Program not only makes it possible for these students to attend St. Andrew's, but also gives those students the preparation they need to succeed in college and in life. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee comprised of admission staff, administrators, and teachers and all applicant information will be shared with the selection committee confidentially. 

How to Apply for a 2021-22 Merit Scholarship

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  • Academic Qualifications

    1. Admission Applicants: Submit the completed Application for Admission to St. Andrew’s accompanied by the $50 application fee, along with a completed Merit Scholarship Interest Form.

      Applicants for admission and merit should seek to also have submitted the following items from the admission process prior to December 3, 2020:
      • Completed applicant and parent questionnaire
      • Copy of the student’s most recent report card
      • Two teacher recommendations (one English and one math)
      • Full-day campus visit and interview with the Head of Middle or Upper School (presently a virtual shadow experience during the school’s COVID response)
    2. Admission Applicants: Schedule admission testing in the form of the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) created and managed by The Enrollment Management Association (EMA). The SSAT now a safe and convenient option for at home testing. Please visit the SSAT website to review options and register for the SSAT@home test. Make sure to designate St. Andrew’s as a score recipient when you register. Our school code is 6268.
    3. Current St. Andrew’s Students: Submit the Merit Scholarship Interest Form. The Admission Office will work with the middle and upper school offices to verify that all St. Andrew’s merit applicants are in the top twenty in their class and with the financial aid office to ensure financial need. Generally, current St. Andrew’s students applying for merit consideration should have a 90% or above in all core courses for the first academic quarter OR an average of 90% in all core courses for the prior year cumulative report card.
    4. All Merit Applicants are invited to attend the St. Andrew's Merit Scholar Orientation on December 3, 2020.
  • Financial Qualifications

    Once a student has completed the admission process, the following documentation will be required to determine the family’s financial need.

    1. Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS): You may complete the PFS online here.  A non-refundable $55 fee paid by debit or credit card is required. Be sure and print a copy of the completed application for your records. Parents may call 601-853-6041 for assistance in completing this process.
    2. After you pay for and submit your PFS, you’ll have access on the PFS Online to a section called “Manage Documents.” You may upload the following documents to complete your application:
      • 2019 Federal Income Taxes
      • 2019 State Income Taxes
      • IRS form 4506-T EZ
      • A business/Farm Statement as well as S Corporation and Partnership Taxes if applicable should be uploaded to SSS.
    St. Andrew’s has a web page for families with interest in financial aid with useful links found here
  • Testing

    SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) – Current St. Andrew's students do not need to take the SSAT as standardized testing is already included in the student's permanent file.

Merit Scholarship Timeline

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South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001