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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Providing capable students access to Ravenscroft, regardless of financial means, is a priority for us. We offer merit-based scholarships, need-based financial aid and flexible payment plans to make the investment in a private education manageable.

Need-based Financial Aid

Providing access to Ravenscroft, regardless of financial means, is a priority for us. Enrolling talented, bright and capable students from a variety of experiences and backgrounds is core to Ravenscroft’s mission, and is fundamental to our beliefs and educational curriculum, Lead From Here.

Need for financial aid is assessed by Ravenscroft using TADS and is awarded on a yearly basis. Families must reapply for aid, using TADS, each year.

Available Scholarships

B. Robert Williamson, Jr. ‘75 Alumni Scholarship

Established in 2013, in memory of alumnus Robert Williamson, the B. Robert Williamson, Jr. ‘75 Alumni Scholarship is awarded to children or grandchildren of alumni who qualify for financial aid. Candidates are evaluated on academic strength, citizen leadership, and commitment to excellence.

Application process: Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee from the pool of enrolled and applying students who meet the scholarship requirements. The next Williamson Scholar will be selected in Spring 2020.

Hunter Family Scholarship in the Fine & Performing Arts

The Hunter Family Scholarship in the Fine & Performing Arts recognizes two new or current students entering ninth grade with a strong commitment and marked proficiency in the fine and performing arts. This scholarship funds $2,000 towards tuition for each year as well as a one-time stipend for enrichment activities in the summer.

Application Process: Rising ninth graders currently involved in band, choir, strings, drama, or visual art classes may apply for this scholarship and the recipient is announced each year in May. Click here for the application and additional details.

Mann Family Scholarship

The Mann Family Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student of color joining Ravenscroft for the first time in sixth or ninth grade. Candidates exhibit strong academic potential, qualities of character and leadership, and the desire to succeed at Ravenscroft. Available for students who qualify for financial aid, the scholarship funds $5,500 towards tuition for each year. Recipients are selected in the Spring; one Mann Scholar is chosen from those who apply for 6th grade and one Mann Scholar is chosen from those who apply for 9th grade.

Application process: Students are invited to apply for the Mann Family Scholarship in March, through the regular admissions process. To qualify, students must have been offered enrollment in the incoming class and must have qualified for financial aid as determined by Ravenscroft’s financial aid process. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee from the pool of applicants who meet the scholarship requirements.

Philip C. Miller Family Scholarship

The Philip C. Miller Family Scholarship recognizes a new ninth-grade student with outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character, and well-rounded participation in school and community. This scholarship funds a portion of tuition for the recipient over the four years of enrollment in the Upper School. To qualify, new students must have been offered enrollment in the incoming class. A new Philip C. Miller Scholar will be selected in Spring 2020.

Application process: Students are invited to apply for the scholarship in March through the regular admissions process. Recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee from the pool of applicants who meet the scholarship requirements.

Robert P. Holding, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Robert P. Holding, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two currently enrolled, rising 11th-grade students who exhibit good character and academic excellence. The scholarship funds $1,000 a year towards tuition for 11th and 12th grade. Each year, two recipients are recognized at the honors assembly at the end of school.

Application Process: Students are nominated by Ravenscroft faculty and recipients are selected by the Scholarship Committee from the pool of nominees who meet the scholarship requirements.

Athletics

We appreciate every student’s interest in Ravenscroft and have much to offer through our competitive athletic programs, which promote growth, development and citizen leadership in our student-athletes.

Ravenscroft does not provide athletic scholarships for student-athletes.

Ravenscroft does not actively recruit athletes to play sports. In accordance with North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) rules: "Coaches, teachers, administrators, other school employees or persons known to be associated with the school's athletic booster club may not initiate contact with a student-athlete to encourage him or her to attend the school. Once a student has made initial contact with the School's Admissions Office, then coaches or other representatives of the school may approach the student about the school's programs."

Important Dates

Affordability Seminars:
Monday, Nov. 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parents' Association Room (LTC)
Tuesday, Nov. 14th at 8:00 a.m. in the Parents' Association Room (LTC)

Our financial aid process has a strict and well-defined timeline. Out of respect and appreciation for all of our applicants, we only consider applications that are complete and received by the deadlines.

Important Dates:

Oct. 1, 2017 TADS begins to accept applications for Financial Aid
Nov. 13, 2017 Affordability Presentation (6:30-7:30pm) PA Room
Nov. 14, 2017 Affordability Presentation (8:00-9:00am) PA Room
Dec. 31, 2017 Deadline for all current families to complete Financial Aid application; must be "good" status
Jan. 5, 2018 Deadline for all applicants to Pre-K and K to complete admission application (including supplemental forms) and Financial Aid application
Feb. 1, 2018 Deadline for all applicants to grades 1-12 to complete admission application (including supplemental forms) and Financial Aid application

Information Sessions

Information sessions are hosted by Ravenscroft and provide a complete overview of the Ravenscroft financial aid process including the well-defined timelines and information required to demonstrate need.

All dates are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the LTC (Parents' Association Room). Please join us for an upcoming session:

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2018
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Thursday, March 27, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018

About TADS

Ravenscroft utilizes TADS financial aid assessment tools and services to determine financial need and assess applications.

Families submit financial information such as tax returns, related schedules and W-2’s directly to TADS. Then, based on the information provided to TADS, along with any additional information provided to Ravenscroft, the families ability to contribute to the cost of education is determined.