O’Neal School Now Accepting Applications for Three Scholarships
The O’Neal School is offering scholarships for three rising ninth-grade students who set a high standard for themselves in the areas of citizenship, extracurricular activities and academic achievement.
Kyle Flechsig, Mary Winston Dozier and Danielle Cormier were recipients of last year’s scholarships.
The Nuzzo Family Foundation Scholarship is given by Mr. and Mrs. Sal Nuzzo in honor of the Rev. John Nicola, a retired priest who was for many years O’Neal’s Latin instructor. The Nuzzo family recognizes the importance of a strong educational background. A full four-year O’Neal Upper School scholarship, the award is given to a rising ninth-grader who is not currently an O’Neal student and whose family demonstrates financial need. The scholarship covers 100 percent of the Upper School tuition and is renewable each year through grade 12 as long as the student’s cumulative average remains at 3.5 (B+) or greater.
The Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship is given by the Holmberg family in honor of their daughter, a member of the O’Neal Class of 1997 and The O’Neal School’s first John Motley Morehead Scholarship recipient. With eligibility requirements similar to those of the Morehead, The Helen Pringle Holmberg Scholarship is awarded to a rising ninth grader, who has at least an A- cumulative academic average for grades seven and eight and whom the Scholarship Committee deems the most outstanding candidate. The scholarship covers 75 percent of the Upper School tuition and is renewable each year through grade 12 as long as the student’s cumulative grade point average remains at 3.5 (B+) or greater.
The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship is given in memory of Hannah Marie Bradshaw, whose enthusiasm, curiosity and spirit of friendship enhanced the character of her O’Neal class.
She loved The O’Neal School as a positive place that helped her reach her true potential. The Hannah Marie Bradshaw Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship given to a rising ninth-grader who is not currently an O’Neal student and whose family demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is renewable each year through grade 12 as long as the student’s cumulative grade point average remains at 3.5 (B+) or greater.
“A diversity of students from different communities and socioeconomic backgrounds is important for the environment The O’Neal School promotes,” says Alice Droppers, director of admissions. “O’Neal is dedicated to providing scholarship and financial aid opportunities to deserving students who have the potential to thrive and benefit from what the school has to offer them.”
The O’Neal School also offers transportation services for a separate fee. O’Neal school buses have routes serving students who reside in surrounding counties.
There is one application to complete for consideration for any of the three scholarships. Interested students may download an application or retrieve more information by going to www.ONealSchool.org or call Alice Droppers at (910) 692-6920. All completed applications must be received on or before March 22.
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