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 offers five scholarships of $10,000 each per year to students who are enrolled to enter sixth grade; as well as five scholarships of $10,000 each per year to students 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

All sixth and ninth grade applicants to Gulliver, as well as current fifth and eighth grade Gulliver students who submit SSAT scores, will be considered for the scholarship. Finalists for the scholarship will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • GPA Range: 3.6 or higher
  • SSAT Total Percentile Range: 90th percentile or higher
  • Positive recommendations from teachers and counselor or current school administrator

Finalists will be notified of their selection by the admissions committee by January 25, 2019.

Once the finalists are selected, those wishing to pursue the scholarship must:

  • Write an essay outlining their reason for wanting to attend Gulliver (prospective students)
  • Write an essay outlining how Gulliver has made a difference to them (current students)
  • Participate in an interview with a member of the scholarship committee
  • Commit to Gulliver as their first choice school

For Additional Information

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


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the application form for the Merit Scholarship Program?

All applicants to Gulliver and current Gulliver students who submit SSAT scores to the admissions office will be considered for the Merit Scholarship Program automatically. Those who qualify to be finalists will be notified of their status and can decide whether or not to pursue the award and complete the application process.

Can I still apply for Financial Aid if I’m applying for the Merit Scholarship Program?

Yes. The merit scholarship is awarded to the top finalist regardless of financial need and would be granted in addition to any financial aid awarded.

What can I expect at the applicant interview?

Finalists will participate in a 20-minute interview with a member of our Scholarship Committee. The interview will be conversational and an opportunity for the applicant to share more about academic and personal interests.