Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars Program

The Calvary Day School Emerging Scholars Program provides achievement-based scholarships awarded to students from 5th - 12th grade. This highly selective program utilizes Calvary Day School (CDS) to provide an academically excellent, Christ-centered education through the development of the total student: spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. CDS is committed to partnering with families to develop our students into self confident leaders who know who they are and whose they are. Upon graduation, we desire for each of our graduates to be a light on college campuses across the world and carry that light into their professional environments upon completion of their post secondary education.

Matthew 5:16

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The Emerging Scholars Program proudly supports 5th - 12th grade students by awarding ten scholarships annually. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The program seeks those with a strong academic background while demonstrating the ability and desire to be a servant leader. With the 1st class in 2021, the program will provide 10 Emerging Scholars significant financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year. Ten Emerging Scholars are selected each year to receive these scholarships.

The 2020-2021 Emerging Scholars Program application portal is now open for review, and applications submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, February 6, 2021, will be reviewed. The portal cannot be reopened, and un-submitted applications cannot be reviewed. Applicants will be notified of their status via email by February 13th. All accepted applicants will be invited to a scholars event on February 25, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. To receive the scholarship, you must be accepted, invited, and you must attend the event. 

Application Timeline

  • Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Emerging Scholars Committee beginning February 7th and ending February 13th
  • Accepted applicant invitations will be emailed February 13th
  • RSVP due February 20th
  • Emerging Scholars Event will be held February 25th at 9:00 a.m.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:
  • Be a rising 5th - 12th grade student attending a school in the U.S (or home-schooled) for the 2020-2021 academic school year.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution upon graduation
  • Must have an overall grade point average of 90 (out of 100)
  • Complete the Calvary Scholars application
  • Complete the admission application for the upcoming school year (current students must be continuously enrolled)
  • Complete the financial aid application for the upcoming school year
  • Students must reapply for this scholarship each year.
  • Able to attend an interview and scholars event on February 25th
  • Currently participating in and are of servant leadership/community.

Selected scholars requirements:

  • Complete Calvary Day School financial aid form annually
  • Maintain a grade point average of 90 (out of 100)
  • Attend all meetings
  • Participate in scholars activities
  • Attend mentor meeting
  • Complete service requirements 

The Calvary Scholars Foundation is committed to aiding as many students as we can. However, due to the large number of applications and our limited resources, we are able to award only a small percentage of students scholarships. 

Please note the deadlines and eligibility requirements found on the application and requirements page. We wish all students the best as they endeavor to continue their education.