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Merit Scholarships

We recognize that the cost of private education requires a significant commitment from families. Cranbrook offers merit-based scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations, personal qualities, and the potential to contribute to the school community. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships must first apply to Cranbrook Schools. To begin the application process, visit the Cranbrook website at schools.cranbrook.edu/apply. The Cranbrook Schools Admission Office must receive all parts of a student’s application by January 31st for priority consideration.  The recipients of the scholarships will be notified by March 10th. 
 
Many scholarships can be awarded in conjunction with need-based grants. For students who qualify for admission to Cranbrook, but are not selected as a scholarship recipient, the possibility for need-based financial aid exists. Cranbrook Schools’ financial aid grants are awarded based on a family’s demonstrated financial need. Families should complete the financial aid process by January 31st for priority consideration.

Available Scholarships

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  • Chicago Alumni Scholarships

    General Description:
    Cranbrook alumni living in the Chicago area sponsor this scholarship in appreciation for the many ways their Cranbrook education has enriched their lives.

    Eligibility:
    Incoming 9th, 10th & 11th grade boarding students from Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding areas.

    Award Amount:
    The top applicant will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runners-up will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Recipients will receive the Chicago Alumni Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook. 

    More Information:
    Click here for details and contact information regarding this scholarship opportunity.
  • Conroy Scholarships

    General Description:
    The Conroy Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding new boarding student from the greater Detroit area and is both merit- and need-based. 

    Eligibility:
    Incoming 9th, 10th & 11th grade boarding students from families who demonstrate high financial need.

    Award Amount:
    The top applicant will receive a full tuition, including room & board, scholarship. Recipients will receive the Conroy Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook.

    More Information:
    Click here for details and contact information regarding this scholarship opportunity.
  • Crane Scholarships

    General Description:
    Crane Scholarships are merit-based grants awarded to students on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations, and personal qualities. 

    Eligibility:
    Incoming 9th, 10th & 11th grade boarding students from the United States.

    Award Amount:
    The top applicants will each receive a $20,000 scholarship, and runners-up will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Recipients will receive the Crane Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook.

    More Information:
    Click here for details and contact information regarding this scholarship opportunity.
  • Hill Scholarships

    General Description:
    The Robert J. Hill Scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Mr. Robert Currie, a 1940 alumnus from Midland, to memorialize one of his most influential teachers.  

    Eligibility:
    Incoming 9th, 10th & 11th grade boarding students from Midland, Michigan, and the surrounding counties.

    Award Amount:
    The top applicant will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship, and runners-up will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Recipients will receive the Hill Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook.

    More Information:
    Click here for details and contact information regarding this scholarship opportunity.
  • Slotkin Music Scholarships

    General Description:
    Slotkin Music Scholarships are awarded to musicians who demonstrate exceptional ability and dedication as a vocalist or 
    instrumentalist.  

    Eligibility:
    Current and incoming day & boarding students in 9th, 10th & 11th grades; audition required.

    Award Amount:
    The successful candidates will each be awarded an annual scholarship of $10,000 to attend Cranbrook Schools. Recipients will receive the Slotkin Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook.

    More Information:
    Click here for details and contact information regarding this scholarship opportunity.

Virtual Admission & Scholarship Receptions: Explore the Boarding Experience (Grades 9-11)

Please join us at one of the virtual receptions below to find out why a Cranbrook education truly offers opportunity that you will find nowhere else: Opportunity that lasts a lifetime. Click here to register.

  • Sunday, November 8, 2020:  5-6 PM EST (FULL)
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020: 7-8 PM EST (FULL)
  • Sunday, November 15, 2020: 7-8 PM EST (FULL)
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020:  9-10 PM EST
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020:  8:30-9:30 PM EST
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020:  12-1 PM EST
  • Sunday, December 6, 2020:  7-8 PM EST
 

The Meaning of a Cranbrook Scholarship