Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers three scholarships annually. Two of them require no formal application. The third requires an essay (see C. Robert Wray Scholarship below). All three scholarships honor exceptional applicants who will enhance the community of Stoneleigh-Burnham and, ultimately, the broader world. Scholarships do not preclude other financial assistance, and are available to both domestic and international students.
The Dorrance Scholarship in Memory of Bonnie Benn Jesser S’63
The family of Jacquelynn Dorrance S’64 has endowed this scholarship in memory of Bonnie Benn Jesser S’63, whose life ended tragically soon after her graduation from Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill School. The Dorrance Scholarship is awarded to a girl who exhibits interest in and enthusiasm for extra-curricular activities. Like Bonnie Benn, she should also have contagious enthusiasm, a strong sense of sportsmanship, and an interest in service to others. This $5,000 scholarship is granted each year to an incoming student.
The Mr. and Mrs. “E” Alumnae Scholarship
The Mr. and Mrs. “E” Scholarship is named for Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Emerson who led Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill and then Stoneleigh-Burnham from 1950-1970. It is awarded annually to a candidate who has demonstrated above-average academic ability and well-rounded interests and talents in their school community. A strong sense of community responsibility and care for family and friends, traits instilled by the Emersons, are also considered. Preference for this $5,000 award will be given to a relative of an alumna.
The C. Robert Wray Scholarship
The Wray Scholarship is awarded annually to a girl who embodies the characteristics that Mr. Wray endeavored to instill in his students over his 18-year tenure as Headmaster of the School. The recipient, who receives a $10,000 award, must show character, integrity, and a genuine interest in attending Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Equally important is her demonstrated potential for leadership and contribution to the school community as well as proven academic success.
By February 15th of the current school year, the applicant must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words in an editable format (Microsoft Word or Google Doc) expressing what leadership means to her and why she is particularly determined to attend Stoneleigh-Burnham. A panel of alumnae and local leaders helps determine each year’s awardee.
For more information, please email the Admissions Office or call 413-774-2711, ext. 257.