Hathaway Brown Merit Awards


Every day, all across campus, HB girls make strides in math, science, the arts and humanities, and they stretch their minds and try new things through the centers that comprise HB’s signature Institute for 21st Century Education—an experiential framework that reimagines the traditional academic architecture and allows girls to explore opportunities in global studies, business and finance, leadership and well-being, civic engagement, multicultural affairs, and much more.

In honor of our trailblazing founders, and in continued appreciation for all of the girls who make up our vibrant and diverse community, HB is pleased to offer two types of Merit Awards for students entering Ninth Grade who display strong character, leadership qualities and commitment to the community, in addition to strong academic promise.

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the following awards will be made available:

FOUNDERS SCHOLAR AWARDS

Five awards in the amount of $10,000 will be granted to students entering HB in Ninth Grade who are new to the school community or who are matriculating from HB Middle School. Five individual Founders Scholar awards will be given each year, and the determination will be made based on a number of factors, including the student’s unique interests and demonstrated commitment to the ideals embodied by Hathaway Brown’s Five Founding Sisters. Consideration for these awards also will include a review of the student’s academic transcript, Independent School Entrance Exam score, essay response, and teacher recommendations.

TRAILBLAZER AWARDS

Offered in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, Trailblazer Awards will be designated for students entering HB in Ninth Grade who are new to the school community or who are matriculating from HB Middle School. A variable number of awards will be given each year, and the determination will be made based on a number of factors, including the student’s unique interests and commitment to making a positive contribution to HB life and promotion of the school’s core values. Consideration for these awards also will include a review of the student’s academic transcript, Independent School Entrance Exam score, essay response, and teacher recommendations.

Our Founders
In 1876, five intrepid young women marched up the steps of the all-boys Brooks Military Academy in downtown Cleveland and implored the headmaster there to consider them for admission. Undaunted by his initial denials, Grace Fay Hooker, Carrie M. Smith, Clara M. Lyon, Dolly Glasser, and Carrie A. Tisdale eventually were able to make their case, creating a slate of Afternoon Classes for Young Ladies and laying the foundation for what would become Hathaway Brown, an institution that has been educating and empowering girls for more than 140 years.

Inspired by the courage and tenacity of those Five Founding Sisters, HB is a school that continually reinvents itself in order to meet the needs of today’s thoughtful, imaginative, diverse, innovative, passionate, and determined student body—made up of girls who hail from communities all across Northeast Ohio and whose unique talents and perspectives enrich the learning environment in immeasurable ways. 

A Merit Awards committee will review applications for all eligible entrants, and these scholarship opportunities will be announced to families when offers of acceptance are extended at the end of the admission process. Application materials will be made available to all new students during the admission process, and will be made available to current Eighth Grade students in January of each year. Questions may be directed to Jill Calo, Director of Upper School Admission, at jcalo@hb.edu.

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