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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.

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  • Conroy Scholarship - Detroit

    The Conroy Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship to Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School for outstanding new boarding students from Detroit.

    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.

    Admission Information Reception & Scholarship Testing:

    Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (Testing begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.)
    Kingswood Campus Auditorium
    39221 Woodward Avenue
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
     
    Space is limited
     
    How to Apply
     
    Students who wish to be considered for the Conroy Scholarship must first apply to Cranbrook Schools. This process requires the following steps:

    • Complete all steps of the Cranbrook Schools Application
    • Take an admission test, either the CTP (administered free of charge at the November 5th reception or SSAT (register at http://www.ssat.org/)
    • Complete all steps of the financial aid process by January 31, 2019
     
    Important Dates
     The Cranbrook Schools Admission Office must receive all parts of a student’s application by January 31, 2019, for priority consideration. The recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 12, 2019.
     
    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.
     
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  • Hill Scholarships - Midland

    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 11, 2018 from 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, MI
    (For your convenience printable flyers are available by clicking on the box to the right)

    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 reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by January 31, 2019, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10, 2019.
     
    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 (either .wmv for Windows or .mov for Mac) recording 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, and 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 yourself.
    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

    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:

    Saturday November 3, 2018 from 12:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Presentation and Testing)
    Marriott Suites Downers Grove
    1500 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL

    Sunday November 4, 2018 from 12:30p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Presentation and Testing)
    DePaul University (Lincoln Park Campus) - Student Center
    2250 North Sheffield, Chicago, IL
    (For your convenience printable flyers are available by clicking on the box to the right)

    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 January 31, 2019, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10, 2019.

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

  • Crane Scholarships - Ann Arbor

    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 11, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:00 p.m. Presentation, 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    The Michigan League - Henderson Room
    911 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI
    (For your convenience printable flyers are available by clicking on the box to the right)

    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 reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by January 31, 2019, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10, 2019.

    For additional information, please contact Laura Newton, Dean of Upper School Admission.

  • Crane Scholarships - Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Area

    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 11, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:30 p.m. Presentation - 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    Amway Grand Plaza - Emerald Room A
    187 Monroe N.W., Grand Rapids, MI
    (For your convenience printable flyers are available by clicking on the box to the right)

    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 reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by January 31, 2019, for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10, 2019.

    For additional information, please contact Eileen Hilliard, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.

  • Crane Scholarships - Grosse Pointe

    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.

    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  January 31, 2018 for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by March 10, 2018.

    For additional information, please contact Pam Gardner, Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.

  • Crane Scholarships - Lansing Area

    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, December 2, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    (1:00 p.m. Presentation - 1:30 p.m. Testing)
    East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI
    (For your convenience printable flyers are available by clicking on the box to the right)

    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 reception)
    -     Come to campus for a tour and interview

    The Cranbrook Schools Admissions Office must receive all parts of a student's application by January 31, 2019 for priority consideration.  Recipients of the scholarship will be notified by Wednesday, March 10, 2019.

    For additional information, please contact Taylor Docking Associate Dean of Upper School Admission.

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