Wilson Grants

Wilson Grants for Junior School Students

Wilson Grants for Junior School Students

  
MBA is pleased to offer Wilson Grants to rising 8th and rising 9th grade students for summer of 2022.  The purpose of these grants is to reward excellence and to offer students the opportunity to pursue, explore and strengthen personal interests 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.  Students are expected to research their program of interest before completing the application process.  We encourage students to submit thoughtful work when submitting the application, particularly with regard to the essay portion.  Please note that the application for non-MBA sponsored grants *must* include a proposed budget of expenses in order to be considered. This includes identifying all direct participation costs, pertinent travel costs, and attendance dates as indicated on the application.  (This does not apply to the Rome or history trip grant applications as those are MBA directed trips.) 
 
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 (i.e., 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 14-24, 2022
From June 14th to 24th 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).
Application is now closed.
 
 
Landmarks in American History Trip
June 12-18, 2022
From June 12th to 18th 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, D.C., 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.  Please note that there is a possibility the Williamsburg/Jamestown destination may be replaced with Philadelphia.  That will be determined in the spring.
Application is now closed. 
 
 
Local Landmarks History Tour
June 6-10, 2022
Understanding Our Past Through a Local Lens: Landmarks of US History
This will be an engaging, fun, and full week of  immersion in local history.  We will generally go chronologically, with more of an overview on Tuesday and certain themes developed over the course of the week.  Sites visited will likely include: TN State Museum and State Library and Archives, Mound Bottom and the Narrows, National Museum of African-American Music, various Civil War sites, and various Civil Rights sites.
Application is now closed.
 
 
ACADEMIC GRANT OPPORTUNITIES 
The following programs (listed below) have been pre-approved.  Please note that other programs of interest not listed here may be submitted to Mrs. Stewart for consideration and approval.  You may click on the link below for more information about each program.
Application is now closed.
   
Pre-Approved Programs
 

Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514