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KCD Scholarships

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  • Malone Scholars Program

    KCD is the only school in Kentucky to be recognized as a Malone partner school by the Malone Family Foundation. The foundation endowed a $2 million fund to create the Malone Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to help academically gifted and talented students attend KCD’s Middle and Upper Schools.

    A Malone Scholarship covers up to the full cost of expressed need and some related expenses for each year that the Malone Scholar is enrolled at KCD and meets academic expectations, demonstrates continued good citizenship and character, and continues to qualify for need-based financial aid.

    Malone Scholarship applications are due January 20, 2017. See Application steps below.
    Application Requirements
    • Entering grades 7–12
    • Top 5% of class
    • Score in 90th percentile or above on standardized testing
    • Have the desire and drive to educate themselves to the very best of their ability
    • Have demonstrated exemplary citizenship in accordance with our core values
    • Demonstrated financial need for 30% tuition assistance or greater
    Benefits & Stipulations
    • Must receive scholarship funding exclusively from the Malone Scholarship program
    • The program will fund the student to the extent of financial aid requirements (based on demonstrated need each year at KCD)
    • Includes books, laptop, testing fees, competition fees, college applications, summer courses on KCD’s campus, extracurricular needs, funding for college visits by the student and parent(s) for up to 110% of each year’s tuition
    • All decisions of funding are determined by KCD
    • Recipients remain Malone Scholars throughout their secondary school years. Only in the event that a student’s academic progress has deteriorated for an extended time will his or her eligibility for the Malone Scholarship be reconsidered.
    How to Apply
    • Create and share an online ZeeMee profile at www.zeemee.com
    • Complete the online application
    • Write a 1–2 page essay answering one of the following questions:
      - Describe an individual in your life who has benefited from a positive academic experience or who has encouraged you to have a love of learning.
      - Describe a significant interest or experience that has a special meaning for you.
      - Evaluate a significant experience, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    Email essays to barnard.baker@kcd.org or mail to KCD (attn: Barnard Baker) 4100 Springdale Road, Louisville, KY 40241.
  • Lowry Watkins Jr. Scholarship Program

    Students entering grades 7–12 are eligible for the Lowry Watkins Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to any student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who is also a native and resident of Kentucky. Selection will be based on merit and financial need; this scholarship will fund 100% of the tuition need demonstrated by the family’s financial aid application. The Lowry Watkins Jr. Scholar will maintain the scholarship for the duration of his or her successful studies and financial aid qualifications at KCD.

    Lowry Watkins Jr. Scholarship applications are due January 20, 2017. See Application steps below.
    How to Apply

    • Create and share an online ZeeMee profile at www.zeemee.com
    • Complete the online application:
      1. Describe an individual in your life who has benefited from a positive academic experience or who has encouraged you to have a love of learning.
      2. Describe a significant interest or experience that has a special meaning for you.
      3. Evaluate a significant experience, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
    Email essays to barnard.baker@kcd.org or mail to KCD (attn: Barnard Baker) 4100 Springdale Road, Louisville, KY 40241.
  • KCD Merit Scholarship

    KCD Merit Scholarships are prestigious awards that help reduce tuition costs for gifted, talented, and motivated students entering grades 6 and 9. These scholarships are awarded based solely on merit and are independent of financial need. Academic achievement, extracurricular participation, and strong citizenship are factors in the selection process.

    Merit Scholarship applications for new students are due January 20, 2017.

    Merit Scholarship applications for current KCD students are due December 9, 2016.

    Current KCD students and top-priority outside students will be tested on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 9:00 am in the middle school science hallway WITH THEIR CHROMEBOOK and a CALCULATOR. Admission testing for outside students will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
    Application Requirements
    • Students entering grades 6 and 9 are eligible for KCD Merit Scholarships after filling out an appropriate application
    • Successful completion of the normal application process
    • The desire and drive to educate themselves to the very best of their ability
    • Demonstrated exemplary citizenship in accordance with our core values
    • Applicants must test at KCD in order to be considered
    • KCD Merit Scholarships are one-year, nonrenewable awards that will not exceed 25% of tuition
    How to Apply
    • Complete the application
    • On the application, please complete an essay describing who in your life has been your biggest influence and why.

Application Deadlines

Malone Scholarship: January 20, 2017
Watkins Scholarship: January 20, 2017
Merit Scholarship (new students): January 20, 2017
Merit Scholarship (current students): December 10, 2016
KCD firmly supports the principle that the admission of students, the employment of staff, the operations of the program, and the governance of the school be open to all who are qualified, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.