New England Scholarship

Thornton Academy extends an extra warm welcome to students from New England: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Families must reside in one of these states, or own vacation property in Maine. Students who meet this qualification are eligible for a $15,000 scholarship.

New England Scholarship FAQ

Q: Who is the New England Scholarship open to?
A: Students whose primary residence is in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut; and/or Maine vacation property owners. Applicants must be applying for the boarding program and could be in grades 6-12. 

Q: How do I apply for the scholarship?
A: Submit the Thornton Academy online application, all supplemental materials, fill out the Clarity Financial Aid application, and New England Scholarship application. 

Q: Does the scholarship continue each year?
A: Yes, the New England Scholarship automatically renews each year, as long as the student remains in good academic and behavioral standing at Thornton Academy. 

Q: How much is the New England Scholarship worth? 
A: Award amount varies from $2,000 - $15,000 annually.

Q: Can I also apply for need-based financial aid?
A: Yes! Applicants must fill out the Clarity Financial Aid Application. Students will be notified of their award amount at the time an admission decision is communicated.


New England Scholarship Application

Entering Graderequired

The New England Scholarship recognizes New England residents who will thrive in Thornton Academy's warm environment with wide academic and extracurricular offerings.

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