Challenging and Comprehensive College Preparation

Affording Cranbrook

Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

The majority of Cranbrook Schools' financial aid awards are based on a family's demonstrated financial need, but we do offer a limited number of merit scholarships.  Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.
  • Hill Scholarships - Midland

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students from Midland and the surrounding counties.
    Read More
    The Robert J. Hill Scholarship offers merit-based grants that are awarded annually to rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students from Midland and the surrounding counties. The scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Mr. Robert Currie, a 1940 Cranbrook alumnus from Midland who wished to memorialize one of his most influential teachers. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runners up will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Hill Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Reception & Scholarship Testing:

    Sunday, November 17, 2013; 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:00 p.m. Presentation, 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    The H Hotel, Indigo Room
    111 W. Main St., Midland

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and  student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms available on our website)
    -     Take an admission test - either the SSAT or CTP (the CTP will be administered free of charge at the November 17th reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by Friday, January 31, 2014, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Monday, March 10, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Pam Gardner, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Slotkin Music Scholarships

    Awarded to an upper school student who demonstrates exceptional ability and dedication as a musician.
    Read More
    A Slotkin Music Scholar for grade 9 is available for the 2014/2015 academic year. New applicants and returning students to Cranbrook Schools, who demonstrate strong academic achievement, potential to contribute to the school community, as well as exceptional ability and dedication as musicians, are eligible to be considered for this award.

    The successful candidate will be awarded an annual scholarship of $10,000 to attend Cranbrook Schools.

    The recipient of the Slotkin Scholarship will be either an instrumentalist or vocalist.  For those students who qualify for admission to Cranbrook, but are not selected as a Slotkin Scholar, the possibility for need-based financial aid exists. The winner of the award is expected to make a significant contribution to the music program while attending Cranbrook Schools.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Students who wish to be considered as a Slotkin Scholar should:
    • Preferably in December, but certainly no later than January 9, 2014, demonstrate musical proficiency by submitting a DVD or computer-generated (either .wmv for Windows or .mov for Mac) recording of two contrasting selections (classical or jazz) of no more than five minutes each.  Please be sure to include your name as well as the repertoire and composer on the audition tape.  Finalists will be invited to perform a live audition on the morning of Thursday, January 23, 2014.
    • Parents wishing to be considered for need-based aid should complete the Financial Aid forms.
    • Complete all steps of the Cranbrook School application process.  Not necessary for current Cranbrook School 8th graders.
    • Current Cranbrook students should write a letter indicating an interest in being considered as a Slotkin Scholar.

    For more information or to schedule a visit contact:
    Pam Gardner, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission
    248-645.3010
    pgardner@cranbrook.edu
     
  • Chicago Alumni Scholarships

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students who live in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
    Read More
    Cranbrook alumni living in the Chicago area sponsored this scholarship in appreciation of how their Cranbrook experience has enriched their lives. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runner-ups will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Cranbrook Chicago Alumni Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Receptions and Scholarship Testing Dates:

    DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus) - Student Center, 2250 North Sheffield, Chicago
    Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Presentation and Testing)

    Downers Grove Marriott
    Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Presentation and Testing)

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and  student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms available on our website)
    -     Take an admission test - either the SSAT or CTP (the CTP will be administered free of charge at both receptions)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by Friday, January 31, 2014, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Monday, March 10, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Laura Newton, Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Crane Scholarships - Ann Arbor

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students from Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
    Read More
    The Crane Scholarships are merit-based grants that are awarded annually to rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students who live in Washtenaw or Livingston counties. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runners up will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Crane Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Reception & Scholarship Testing:

    Sunday, November 17, 2013- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:00 p.m. Presentation, 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    The Michigan League, Vandenberg Room
    911 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms are available on our website)
    -     Take an admission test - either the SSAT or CTP (the CTP will be administered free of charge at the November 17th reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by Friday, January 31, 2014, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Monday, March 10, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Laura Newton, Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Crane Scholarships - Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students from Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa, St. Joseph or Van Buren counties.
    Read More
    The Crane Scholarships are merit-based grants that are awarded annually to rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students who live in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa, St. Joseph or Van Buren Counties. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runners up will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Crane Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Reception & Scholarship Testing:

    Sunday, November 17, 2013- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:30p.m. Presentation, 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    Amway Grand Plaza, Emerald Room
    187 Monroe N.W., Grand Rapids, MI

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms available on our website)
    -     Take an admission test - either the SSAT or CTP (the CTP will be administered free of charge at the November 17th reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by Friday, January 31, 2014, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Monday, March 10, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Eileen Hilliard, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Crane Scholarships - Grosse Pointe

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students who live in Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, or Grosse Pointe Shores.
    Read More
    The Crane Scholarships are merit-based grants that are awarded annually to rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students who live in Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, or Grosse Pointe Shores. Two new boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations, special talents, and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and the runner up will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Crane Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Reception

    The date for the event (usually held in late November/early December) is still to be determined

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and  student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms are available on our website)
    -     Take the SSAT admission test.  In addition, students who have taken the SAT, ACT, ACT Explore/Plan, may be able to use those scores in lieu of the SSAT.
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by  Friday, January 31, 2014, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Monday, March 10, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Pam Gardner, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Crane Scholarships - Lansing/Jackson

    Merit-based scholarships to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students from Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Hillsdale or Jackson counties.
    Read More
    The Crane Scholarships are merit-based grants that are awarded annually to rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students who live in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Hillsdale or Jackson Counties. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities. The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runners up will be awarded a $7,500 scholarship. Recipients will continue to be given the Crane Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    Admission Information Reception & Scholarship Testing:

    Sunday, November 17, 2013- 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:00 p.m. Presentation, 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    The MSU Union, Lake Huron Room
    Abbott at Grand River, East Lansing, MI
    (Parking available across from the Union on Grand River)

    Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools.  This process requires the following steps:

    -     Complete the online application form and the student questionnaire
    -     Request transcripts and teacher recommendations from your current school (request forms available on our website)
    -     Take an admission test - either the SSAT or CTP (the CTP will be administered free of charge at the November 17th reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by Friday, January 31, 2014 for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Monday, March 10, 2014.

    For additional information, please contact Griffin Howell  Associate Dean of Upper School Admission

Learn More!

To receive more information, including our school brochure and an application, complete the brief on-line inquiry form.

Additional Information

If you would like to receive an application packet or schedule an interview and tour of our campus, please contact the following Admission Team members:

Hill and Slotkin Scholarships; Crane Scholarship - Grosse Pointe
Pam Gardner
248-645-3010

Crane Scholarship - Lansing
Griffin Howell
248-645-3411

Crane Scholarship - Grand Rapids
Eileen Hilliard
248-645-3463

Chicago Alumni and Crane Scholarship - Ann Arbor
Laura Newton
248-645-3611

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.