Jo Conn Guild Scholarship Program

Recognizing the Best and Brightest

Baylor’s Jo Conn Guild Scholarship is a merit-based, four-year, partial scholarship awarded periodically to a ninth-grade day student who is new to Baylor School and demonstrates promise for academic excellence, breadth of interest and extracurricular involvement. The recipient will receive $10,000 a year for four years, provided he or she continues to demonstrate the academic and extracurricular excellence that merited the award.

The scholarship is intended for students seeking academic challenges and a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom. Nominees will be expected to have exhibited leadership skills and to have made a positive contribution to some worthy group or cause. Importantly, they should demonstrate a personal commitment to excellence inside the classroom and beyond.

The scholarship is made possible by the descendants of Jo Conn Guild, member of the Baylor Class of 1905 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for 35 years.

Scholarship Recipients

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Nomination Criteria

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Nominees for the Jo Conn Guild Scholarship 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.

Furthermore, the nominations must be:

  • Submitted by someone who is neither a member of the nominee’s family nor a member of the Baylor school faculty, and
  • Accompanied by three letters of recommendation: two from teachers and one from a non-teacher.

Nominees will be asked to submit an essay recounting a time when they were challenged or tested in some significant way.

Finalists will be interviewed by the Jo Conn Guild Scholarship Committee, emphasizing questions that reveal the candidate’s character and relate to Baylor’s mission of fostering in our students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world.

For More Information

For more information about Baylor’s Jo Conn Guild Scholarship Program, please contact the Baylor School Admissions Office, at 423-267-5902; or email admission@baylorschool.org

The Baylor Experience

Baylor’s Upper School (grades 9-12) offers a college preparatory experience that few schools can match. The exquisite beauty of the campus, outstanding facilities, an extensive extracurricular program, and an innovative curriculum taught by some of the nation’s leading educators creates a by the real world circumstance of boys and girls working and learning together and the school’s mission of developing capable leaders who have the desire and ability to make a positive difference in the world.

  • An average of 60% of seniors graduate with the equivalent of college credit in at least one course (national average is 15%)
  • 2006-2010: 44 National Merit Semifinalists
  • National recognition from the Siemens Corporation (individual and school)
  • More than $20 million in college scholarships offered to Baylor students in the past two years 

Nomination Form
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Questions?
Please contact the Baylor School Admissions Office, at 423-267-5902; or email admission@baylorschool.org

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