The Virtus Scholarship Program at Dunham awards full-tuition merit scholarships to new students entering grades 6-10 who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, character, and leadership. The Latin word Virtus – interpreted as excellence, character, courage and worth – reflects the essential qualities expected of students desiring admission to The Dunham School. Virtus Scholarships are based on individual merit, not financial need. All new students who believe they meet the eligibility requirements for the scholarship should apply. Candidates who are not awarded a Virtus Scholarship may be considered for a Merit Award and are also encouraged to apply for tuition assistance through our financial aid program. Please contact our Admissions Office if you have any questions about applying for the Virtus Scholarship.
Any new student entering grades six through ten who meets the following criteria may be considered for a Virtus Scholarship:
New students entering grades 6-10 who fall below the Virtus Scholarship threshold may be eligible for a merit award. Candidates for these awards are identified through the Virtus Scholarship application process or admissions testing and interviews. Award amounts vary and are determined by the Merit Scholarship Committee.