For most families, investing in a private school education requires careful planning. To begin the process of providing your son or daughter with a college preparatory experience at a boarding school, you should start by discussing various options with your admission counselor, including academic scholarships, loans, payment plans, and financial aid. Baylor is fortunate to offer academic scholarships for qualified boarding students known as the Distinguished Scholarship Program.
Distinguished Scholars Program
Baylor School Distinguished Scholars Program recognizes prospective 9th grade boarding students who are among the best and brightest - who show the most promise - and rewards them with full or partial tuition, room and board, based solely on merit. Although financial need is not among the selection criteria, the scholarship potentially represents $140,000 over four years.
To be considered, nominees should demonstrate academic excellence (including exemplary performance on a Baylor-approved national test), leadership skills, breadth of interest and extracurricular involvement. They also must have made a positive contribution to some worthy group or cause.
Distinguished Schloarship Program Brochure
- Nominations must be submitted by a third party – someone other than a family member or a member of Baylor's faculty and staff. Alumni, parents and friends of Baylor are invited to think about promising students they know and submit their names for consideration. Click here for online nomination.
- Nominees will be asked to provide a personal narrative about a time in their lives when they were challenged or tested in some significant way.
- Each nomination must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation from the admissions application, two from teachers and one from a non-teacher.
- Candidates must complete an application for admission.
- Finalists will be interviewed on campus by the selection committee.
Our Distinguished Scholars
Parker Catlett, Jefferson City, TN
Jack Durham, Dallas, TX
Alex Lotko, Newtown, CT
Maggie Pierce, Scottsboro, AL
Cat Davis, Fayetteville, AR
Tommy McFarland, Kingston, TN
Cayman Seagraves, Marietta, GA
Sarah Woodmansee, Gray, TN
Chandler Hinson, Guntersville, AL
Sammy Lupas, Cashiers, NC
Kate Hubbs, Camden, TN
Lucas Kaliszak, Madison, AL
Alanna Bouloy, Port St. Lucie, FL
Chase Dixon, Lithia, FL
Melissa Manuel, Woodstock, GA
Christian Carbone, Brentwood, TN, Harvard University
David Fisher, Greenville, MS, Washington & Lee University
Claudia Wharton, Greensboro, NC, Stanford University
Zachary Herron, Knoxville, TN, University of Dayton
Ryan Riedmueller, Beaumont, TX, University of California at Berkeley
2006-07 Recipient College Choices:
Stephanie Ashley, Grenada, MS, Stanford University
Madeline Curtis, London, KY, Georgetown University
Katherine Proctor, New Bern, NC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Parker Stoker, Aiken, SC, Sewanee: University of the South
Doreen Xu, Indianapolis, IN, Harvard University
2005-06 Recipient College Choices:
Bess Carter, Birmingham, AL, Bowdoin Collge
C.J. Enloe, Colorado Springs, CO., Massachusetts Institute of TEchnology (MIT)
Autumn Nelor, Atlanta, GA, Bowdoin College
Molly Roberts, Birmingham, AL, University of Denver
2004-05 Recipient College Choices:
Rishi Dixit, Lexington, KY, Massachusetts Institute of TEchnology (MIT)
Mitch Land, Bristol, VA, Greensboro Collge
Michael Vredeveld, Jesup, GA, Georgia Tech
2003-04 Recipient College Choices:
Claire Cassady, Birmingham, AL, Vanderbilt University
Colton Griffin, Englewood, TN, University of Tennessee
Corby Howard, Trussville, AL , U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Sandra Lowe, Gallatin, TN, University of Tennessee