At The Gunnery, our students learn the importance of citizenship and the value of community service. In the spirit of giving back to the communities we serve, The Gunnery is pleased to offer two, $15,000 merit-based scholarships annually toward the total cost of tuition to children, grandchildren and relatives residing in the same household of Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) employees.
Students entering grades 9, 10 or 11 are eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded solely at the discretion of the Admissions Office and will be based on an interview, academic record, teacher recommendations, demonstrated achievement, involvement and/or interest in extracurricular activities such as athletics, visual and performing arts or community service. Strong consideration will be given to students who embody The Gunnery’s mission, which places an emphasis on what The Gunnery believes to be the four cornerstones of character: scholarship, integrity, respect and responsibility. The Gunnery’s selection process is independent of WCHN; WCHN does not control or influence the selection process.
Assuming the student remains in good standing at The Gunnery and the relative remains employed by WCHN, the scholarship award will be automatically renewed each year that the student is enrolled at The Gunnery. Applicants will be required to present written verification of WCHN employment to the Admissions Office annually.
How to Apply
Families are asked to express their interest in applying for the scholarship when they contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour and interview. Please note that The Gunnery strongly encourages all applicants to complete and submit the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO)
, which is a standardized application form for independent schools. Therefore, those who wish to apply for the scholarship must express their interest to The Gunnery directly by phone or email prior to the application deadline of January 15
to be considered for the award for the following academic year. Applicants who wish to apply after the January 15 deadline are asked to contact Alexandra V. Ince, Director of Enrollment, at (860) 868-7334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
While the scholarship awards are based on merit, recipients are also welcome to apply for need-based financial aid. Please see the Tuition & Financial Aid
section of our website additional information.
All applicants are notified of admissions decisions and financial aid awards by March 10.