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Jo Conn Guild Scholarship Program

Recognizing the Best and Brightest

Baylor’s Jo Conn Guild Scholarship is a merit-based, four-year scholarship that ranges in partial to full tuition for new, rising ninth-grade day students. The scholarship is designed to provide recognition for students who demonstrate promise for academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and leadership. The recipient(s) will receive their scholarship award throughout their career at Baylor, provided he or she continues to demonstrate the academic and extracurricular excellence that merited the award.

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.

Nomination Criteria

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 two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher and one from a non-teacher.

Nomination Deadline and Interviews
Deadline for scholarship nominations will be Thursday, December 31, 2020, and the final interviews will take place in February.
Click here to nominate online

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 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.

  • Since 2017, on average, Baylor's graduating class has earned more than $16 million in merit-based scholarships
  • Baylor offers more than 30 honors, Advanced Placement, and Post-AP courses as well as more than 50 elective courses
  • The Baylor Learning Center provides tutoring to all students throughout the academic day

Nominations

Deadline for scholarship nominations will be Thursday, December 31, 2020, and the final interviews will take place in February.
Click here to nominate online

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