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Merit Scholarships

The majority of Cranbrook Schools' financial aid grants 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.

Available Scholarships

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  • Chicago Alumni Scholarships

    Cranbrook alumni living in the Chicago area sponsored this scholarship in appreciation of how their Cranbrook experience has enriched their lives. All applicants who are residents of this area will be automatically considered for the Chicago Alumni Scholarships.

    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 Cranbrook Chicago Alumni Scholarship every year until graduation from Cranbrook Schools.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Students who wish to be considered for these scholarships 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
    • Take an admission test: either the CTP4 (administered free of charge at our fall testing receptions in your area or the SSAT (register at ssat.org)
    • Come to campus for a tour and interview
    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by January 31st for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10th.

    For additional information, please contact Eileen Hilliard, Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Conroy Scholarships

    The Conroy Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students from Detroit. All applicants who are residents of this area will be automatically considered for the Conroy Scholarships.

    The scholarships are available for the 2019-2020 school year. Boarding students who are applying to enter grades 9 – 11, from families who demonstrate high financial need, are eligible to apply. New boarding students will be selected to receive scholarships on the basis of excellent academic performance, testing, recommendations and personal qualities.
     
    HOW TO APPLY
    Students who wish to be considered for the Crane 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
    • Take an admission test
      • CTP4 (administered free of charge at our fall testing receptions in your area)
      • SSAT (register at ssat.org)
    • Come to campus for a tour and interview

     
    Important Dates
    The Cranbrook Schools Admission Office must receive all parts of a student’s application by January 31st for priority consideration. The recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10th.
     
    Contact Information
     If you would like to receive an application packet or schedule an interview and tour of our campus, please contact Carla Young at (248) 645-3683.
  • Crane Scholarships

    Crane Scholarships

    The Crane Scholarships are merit-based grants that are awarded annually to rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students who live in one of four designated regions: Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Grosse Pointe, or Lansing/Jackson. All applicants who are residents of the counties will be automatically considered for Crane Scholarships.

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Students who wish to be considered for the Crane 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
    • Take an admission test
      • CTP4 (administered free of charge at our fall testing receptions in your area)
      • SSAT (register at ssat.org)
    • Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admission Office must receive all parts of a student’s application by JANUARY 31st for priority consideration. The recipients of the scholarship will be notified by MARCH 10th.

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    If you would like to receive an application packet or schedule an interview and tour of our campus, please contact the Admission Dean for your area:

    Ann ArborLaura Newtone-mail Laura
    Grand Rapids/ KalamazooEileen Hilliarde-mail Eileen
    Grosse PointePam Gardnere-mail Pam
    Lansing/JacksonTaylor Dockinge-mail Taylor
  • Hill Scholarships

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Students who wish to be considered for the Crane 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
    • Take an admission test
      • CTP4 (administered free of charge at our fall testing receptions in your area)
      • SSAT (register at ssat.org)
    • Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admission Office must receive all parts of a student’s application by JANUARY 31st for priority consideration. The recipients of the scholarship will be notified by MARCH 10th.
     
    For additional information, please contact Pam Gardner, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.
  • Slotkin Music Scholarships

    A Slotkin Music Scholarship is available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students entering grades 9-11, who demonstrate exceptional ability and dedication as musicians, strong academic achievement, and potential to contribute to the school community, are eligible to be considered for this award.

    The successful candidates 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 a 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:

    • Demonstrate musical proficiency by submitting a computer-generated recording (.wmv for Windows or .mov for Mac) or YouTube link of two contrasting selections (classical or jazz) of no more than five minutes each. Please include the name of your private music teacher and their contact information. Audition materials should be submitted by January 31, 2018. Please be sure to include your name, as well as the repertoire and composer on the audition materials. Finalists will be announced by February 5, 2019, then invited to perform a live audition on February 13, 2019.
    • Complete all steps of the Cranbrook Schools application process by January 31, 2019. Not necessary for current Cranbrook Schools students.
    • Parents wishing to be considered for need-based aid should complete the Financial Aid forms by January 31, 2019.
    • Current Cranbrook School students should write a letter indicating their interest in being considered as a Slotkin Scholar and share some information about themselves.
    For more information or to schedule a visit contact:
    Pam Gardner, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission
    (248) 645-3010
    pgardner@cranbrook.edu