Palma Scholars FAQ
The intent of the Palma Scholarship is to honor the accomplishments of the students as well as their potential by providing funding towards Upper School tuition. The specific amount of the award each Scholar receives will depend on several factors including the number of Scholars selected each year and the amount of funds available from the endowment. Awards are typically around 25% of tuition, renewed each year, and additional need-based aid is available for students who require further financial support. Scholarship decision letters will outline the total Palma award package for all four years and will be delivered with the admission decision.
Families will know the total amount of the financial assistance award at the time admission decisions are made. The amount of the Palma Scholars award will remain fixed during the duration of enrollment. However, the need-based portion of the award could change if a family's financial situation changes.
Student-athletes applying for the award should be competing in athletics at a high level. This is an intentionally broad statement because there are many ways to demonstrate this requirement. High-level athletics could include regional or national level competition in a single sport. An applicant could also be considered high-level through competition on multiple varsity-level teams.
Absolutely. Students who apply to be Palma Scholars but are not selected will still be considered for admission and are fully eligible for other scholarships and financial assistance opportunities. Please remember, the Palma Scholars Program is a highly competitive opportunity, so if you are not chosen we are still very interested in your application. These candidates will be considered by the admission committee and decisions will be delivered in March.