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.
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.
The deadline for all materials is January 15.
Nominees will be asked to submit an essay on one of the following topics:
- Recount a time when you were challenged or tested in some significant way.
- Please explain how, if admitted, you plan to live out the phrase “Baylor Leads.”
- What is the greatest man-made invention of all time? Why?
- How do you define leadership? What individual from the past century best exemplifies leadership as you have described it?
- Tell us about a book that changed your life in some way and why it had that impact.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org