Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars Program

The Calvary Day School Emerging Scholars Program provides achievement-based scholarships awarded to students from 6th - 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.
The Emerging Scholars Program proudly supports 6th - 12th grade students by awarding multiple 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. For the inaugural class in 2021, the program provided 10 Emerging Scholars with financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Emerging Scholars will be selected each year to receive these scholarships.

The 2023-24 Emerging Scholars Program application portal will be open from Feb. 6-17. Applications submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern on Friday, February 17, 2023 will be reviewed. The portal cannot be reopened, and incomplete or unsubmitted applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified of their status via email by March 10.

Application Timeline

  • The application portal will open February 6, 2023. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Emerging Scholars Committee beginning February 20. Interviews will begin March 3.
  • Accepted applicant invitations will be notified March 10.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:
  • Be a rising 6th - 12th grade student attending a school in the U.S (or home-schooled) for the upcoming academic school year.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution upon graduation.
  • 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).
  • Able to attend an interview in early March.
  • Currently participating in and are of servant leadership/community.

Selected scholars requirements:

  • Maintain a grade point average of 90 (out of 100)
  • Attend all meetings
  • Participate in scholars activities
  • Attend mentor meeting
  • Complete service requirements
  • Attend an Emerging Scholars event

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.