Ware awards scholarships
Ware Academy has awarded the school’s prestigious Founders’ Scholarship to two well-deserving students for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Thomas McMurtrie, son of Jenny and T.G. McMurtrie of Deltaville, and Anna Crown, daughter of Michelle and John Crown of Wake, have been named recipients. This year’s awards include two half scholarships that will cover 50% of the tuition for each year each student is enrolled at Ware Academy until the 8th grade.
Additionally, Ware Academy Admission Committee personnel were pleased to be able to award Merit Scholarships to Jacob McElligott, son of Heather and Andrew McElligott of Mathews, and Evan Frazier, son of Heather McClure and Will Benton of Gloucester. These Merit Scholars placed in the highest end of academic applicants to the school and were tested on their academic aptitude with a large emphasis on character as well.
Applicants were considered for the Founders’ Scholarship and Merit Scholarship based on four criteria: (1) a demonstrated record of academic excellence; (2) high standardized test scores or advanced status on SOL scores; (3) the ability to communicate confidently and effectively both verbally and in writing; and (4) a demonstrated strength of personal character as demonstrated by written recommendation.
A select group of applicants who, in the opinion of the Ware Admission Committee, qualify to be considered for these prestigious awards were asked to attend a Saturday morning of formalized testing, oral interviews, and essay writing exercises. Based upon the results from this day and the applicants’ admission portfolios, the decision was made to grant an award to each student.