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Character in Action Scholarship

By June 25, 2024News

At The Pennfield School, we believe in nurturing well-rounded students who not only demonstrate and possess a natural curiosity towards learning, but also contribute positively to their community. 

We are offering three $12,000 scholarships to new incoming students entering grades 6 – 8These scholarships will recognize outstanding middle school students who embody kindness, helpfulness, and a love for learning. If your child is an avid learner, is actively involved in extracurricular activities, and demonstrates exceptional character, they may be eligible. To learn more about Pennfield and this amazing opportunity, read below for details.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Grade Level: New, incoming students entering grades 6-8.
  2. Character: Demonstrates kindness, empathy, and a commitment to helping others.
  3. Academic Enthusiasm: Shows a genuine love for learning and academic curiosity.
  4. Extracurricular Involvement: Actively participates in clubs, sports, or community service.
  5. Parental Involvement: Parents or guardians must be engaged in their child’s education.

Application Process:

  • Inquire by contacting Kristin Emory, Director of Admission, at  or (401) 849-4646.
  • Plan a Campus Visit.
  • Follow the admission process by completing an admission application. Admission materials can be found at
  • On the admission application in the section “How did you first hear about Pennfield?” please write “Character in Action Scholarship”.
  • In addition to the required 2 teacher recommendation forms, the applicant needs to have a community member write a letter of recommendation highlighting the student’s character and contributions.
  • Parents should include a brief statement about their child’s involvement and character.
  • Complete an academic screening.

Recipients are welcome to apply for additional financial aid to help cover the remaining tuition balance after the $12,000 scholarship has been applied, but recipients may not apply for this scholarship if the child qualifies for the U.S. active duty military or faculty tuition rate.

To be considered for this scholarship, complete all the above steps July 26, 2024. This scholarship will continue for the duration of the student’s tenure at Pennfield. Current Pennfield students are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.