Merit Scholarships

Gulliver’s merit scholarship program acknowledges and rewards current and new Gulliver students entering sixth and ninth grades who demonstrate stellar academic performance and achieve outstanding SSAT scores. Gulliver is offering five scholarships of $10,000 each per year to the students with the top five SSAT scores, and outstanding scholastic records, who are enrolled to enter sixth grade; as well as five scholarships of $10,000 each per year to the students with the top five SSAT scores, and outstanding scholastic records, who are enrolled to enter ninth grade. As the students advance to the next grades, they will continue to receive $10,000 per year toward tuition as long as they meet the Terms of Scholarship and remain enrolled at Gulliver.

Qualifying Criteria

Gulliver Academy Merit Scholarship – Awarded to students with the top five SSAT scores among current Gulliver fifth-grade students and those who have been accepted to attend sixth grade at Gulliver. Generally, it is expected that scholarship awardees will score in the 90th percentile or higher. Gulliver reserves the right to consider other factors – including, but not limited to, previous scholastic achievement, disciplinary record and teacher recommendations.
Gulliver Preparatory Merit Scholarship – Awarded to students with the top five SSAT scores among current Gulliver eighth-grade students and those who have been accepted to attend ninth grade at Gulliver. Generally, it is expected that scholarship awardees will score in the 90th percentile or higher. Gulliver reserves the right to consider other factors – including, but not limited to, previous scholastic achievement, disciplinary record and teacher recommendations.

Terms of Scholarship

Once a student has earned the Gulliver Academy Merit Scholarship or the Gulliver Preparatory Merit Scholarship, the student will receive a $10,000 scholarship each year that he or she is enrolled at Gulliver, providing the following terms are met:

  • The student maintains an unweighted 3.7 GPA; rigor of the curriculum will be taken into consideration.
  • The student models exemplary behavior. Any disciplinary action taken against a student may
  • jeopardize his or her eligibility to maintain the scholarship.
  • The student remains enrolled at Gulliver. If a student withdraws from the school, the remainder of the scholarship award is forfeited, unless he or she places in the top five in the next testing year (fifth and eighth grades) and reenrolls at that time.

For Additional Information

Please contact the admission department: Elena Castellanos, director of enrollment management for grades PreK3-8, at 305.665.3593, or Carol Bowen, director of admission for grades 9-12, at 305.666.7937.

1. Is there a formal application process?

No, there is no formal application required. Gulliver may request additional information from potential scholarship recipients.

2. Should my child prepare for the SSAT?

Yes, while tutoring is not required, we have found that students who are familiar and comfortable with the SSAT perform better.

3. If my child is a current fifth grade student at Gulliver, must he/she take the SSAT?

If you would like your child to be considered for the Gulliver Academy Merit Scholarship, he/she must take the SSAT. You may register for the SSAT at http://www.ssat.org. Scores must be submitted to Gulliver Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus, using the school code 3622.

4. What is the deadline to submit SSAT scores to the school?

Scores must be submitted to Gulliver by February 1, 2016, in order for your child to be considered for the merit scholarship awards.

5. May I apply for financial aid even though my child receives the merit scholarship?

Yes, your child is still eligible to receive financial aid in addition to the merit scholarship, so long as he or she meets the financial aid criteria.

6. How will merit scholarship recipients be notified?

Merit scholarship recipients, whose files are complete, will be notified through an award letter (for current students) or in their acceptance letters (for incoming students) during the first week of March.

7. Can more than one of my children receive a merit scholarship?

1.Yes, scholarships are awarded solely based on qualifying criteria.

8. Are students of faculty and staff members eligible to receive a merit scholarship?

1.Yes, scholarships are awarded solely based on qualifying criteria.

9. What is the deadline to accept the merit scholarship awarded to my child?

Parents have 10 days from the notification date in the acceptance or award letter to accept the scholarship.

10. Will my child have to be retested in eighth grade to maintain if he or she received the Gulliver Academy Merit Scholarship in sixth grade?

No, a Gulliver Academy Merit Scholar will not be retested upon entering the ninth grade. The student will receive the award through the 12th grade, provided he or she continues to meet the Terms of Scholarship.

11. If my child leaves the school, does he or she forfeit the award?

Yes, the scholarship is non-transferable. If a student withdraws from the school, the remainder of the scholarship award is forfeited, unless he or she places in the top five in the next qualifying year (fifth and eighth grades) and re enrolls at that time.

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