Opportunity Awaits!

Middle School Merit Scholarship recipients enrich the life of our school. These scholarships are designed to provide opportunities for new middle school students to have access to an amazing education, prepare students to enter the best area high schools, and promote the diversity of our school. 
Clairbourn seeks outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their elementary years and outstanding citizenship and service to their community. To that end, Clairbourn is offering a limited number of merit scholarships to new students that meet the following criteria.

Interested students are invited to fill out an application for a Merit Scholarship in addition to submitting a regular Clairbourn School Application.
  

Scholarship Awards - Group 1

Group 1 is open to all newly applying middle school students. 
Students with the highest demonstrated qualifications will be eligible for the highest amount of merit scholarship. Merit Scholarships can be combined with Tuition Assistance based on demonstrated need. 

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  • $2,500 Scholarship

    Trustees' Middle School Merit Scholarship (Tuition Credit)
  • $5,000 Scholarship

    Founder's Middle School Merit Scholarship (Tuition Credit)
  • $7,500 Scholarship

    President's Middle School Merit Scholarship (Tuition Credit)
  

Scholarship Awards - Group 2

Group 2 is for newly applying middle school students who currently attend public school and reside in one of the cities listed below. Students with the highest demonstrated qualifications will be eligible for the highest amount of merit scholarship. Merit Scholarships can be combined with Tuition Assistance based on demonstrated need.

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  • Altadena

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • Arcadia

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • La Cañada

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • Monrovia

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • Pasadena

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • San Gabriel

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • San Marino

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • Sierra Madre

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)
  • South Pasadena

    Middle School Merit Scholarship
    $2,500 up to $7,500 (Tuition Credit)

Eligibility and Requirements

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  • Scholarship Program Start Date

    The Merit Scholarship Program was introduced on July 6 of 2018, and only those applying to Clairbourn after this date may apply for a Merit Scholarship.
  • Grade Levels That Can Apply

    Merit Scholarships are for new students only, applying for grades 6-8.
  • Qualified Applicant Profile

    Qualified applicants will have exceptional grades, outstanding citizenship, teacher recommendations, and ISEE test scores, along with extracurricular or community service activities. (The ISEE test is administered at Clairbourn.)
  • Applications to Submit

    All applicants must submit a regular Clairbourn School application in addition to submitting the Merit Scholarship application. (If a waiver is needed for the $75 Application Fee to Clairbourn School, please email your request to our Admissions Director, Janna Hawes at jhawes@clairbourn.org.)
  • Prepare a Brief Essay

    The Merit Scholarship Application requires a student-written essay on a school-provided topic (full information is on the application form).
  • Provide a Reference Letter

    The Merit Scholarship Application also requires that you attach a character reference letter from a non-family member.
  • ISEE Testing

    Clairbourn administers the ISEE test (the Independent School Entrance Examination) on campus. Arrangements can be made with the Admissions Office. You may also visit the ERB (Educational Records Bureau) website and sign up for ISEE testing.

    Fee waivers may be possible through ERB.

Additional Information

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Clairbourn School is a coeducational, private school for students in preschool through middle school (JPK-Grade 8) that has continuously served the greater Pasadena area since 1926. We are known for excellent academics, our welcoming community, our attractive campus, and a strong record of sending graduates to top area high schools.
Private School Education for Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, & Middle School Grades - Serving Families in the Pasadena Area and Surrounding Cities
Clairbourn is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. (K-12 Private Schools)