Wilson Grants

Wilson Grants for Junior School Students

Wilson Grants for Junior School Students

MBA is pleased to offer Wilson Scholarships to rising 8th and rising 9th grade students for summer 2020.  The purpose of these grants is to reward excellence and to offer students the opportunity to pursue, explore, and strengthen their interest in a variety of academic fields and artistic interests. 
 
The Wilson Grant covers the cost of tuition (full or partial) for the course or program. Additional room and board fees (in part or full) can also be considered.  Students are expected to research their program of interest before completing the application process.   This includes identifying all direct participation costs, pertinent travel costs, application deadlines, and attendance dates as indicated on the application.   Please note that the application for Academic Grant Opportunities *must* include a proposed budget of expenses in order to be considered. 
 
If funds are available, the award may also include a stipend for travel to and from programs out of the area. Travel costs, if approved, will be reimbursed directly to families by the school.  All other scholarship expenses are paid directly by Montgomery Bell Academy.
 
We respectfully ask that students apply for no more than 2 grants and suggest that they spend time creating thoughtful, quality applications. 
 
Listed below are two types of programs:  MBA Directed Trips (one each for 7th and 8th grades), and Academic based grants. 
 
Students may also propose participation in a program or research project of their choosing (ie, not on the pre-approved list), but must receive approval of that proposal from the Director of Junior School prior to submitting their applications. Please seek approval for it as soon as possible by providing information about the program directly to Mrs. Stewart.

MBA DIRECTED TRIPS
 
MBA in Rome
June 2-12, 2020
From June 2nd to 12th rising 9th grade students and faculty will travel to Italy for a nine-day tour to Rome, Castel Gandolfo, Tivoli, and the Bay of Naples area (Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sperlonga, and Mt. Vesuvius).
Applications were due December 2.
 
 
Landmarks in American History Trip
June 14-20, 2020
From June 14th to 20th, approximately 12 rising 8th graders and a few faculty members will explore the development of American History.  Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown will be among the sites experiences on the 6-day expedition, as well as key landmarks and museums in Washington, DC, including the Capitol and key Smithsonian galleries such as the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The Trip will culminate with a tour of Gettysburg.
APPLY NOWApplication currently open.  Deadline to apply is January 6.

 
 
 
ACADEMIC GRANT OPPORTUNITIES 
The following programs (listed below) have been pre-approved.  Please note that other programs of interest may be submitted to Mrs. Stewart for consideration and approval.   You may click on the link below for more information about each program.  
 
Applications for these programs will post and open on December 2nd and will be due to Mrs.Stewart no later than January 6, 2020.  

 
When:  June 19-25, 2020
Competitive Application: No
Residential Camp Experience: Yes
 
When:  varies
Competitive Application: Yes
Residential Camp Experience: Yes 
 
When:  various sessions in summer
Competitive Application: No
Residential Camp Experience: No
 
When: June 7-12, 2020 for rising 8th graders and June 14-26 for rising 9th graders 
Competitive Application: Yes
Residential Camp Experience: Yes
 
When: June 7-19, 2020
Competitive Application: Yes
Residential Camp Experience: Yes
 
 When:  TBD
Competitive Application: No
Residential Camp Experience: No 
 
When:  TBD
Competitive Application:  No
Residential Camp Experience:  No 
 

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