Scholarships

Since 1875, Perkiomen School has been an integral part of Pennsburg and the Upper Perkiomen Valley community. While Perkiomen remains a highly successful and notable independent school, it serves a decidedly public purpose – to educate students to be critical thinkers as well as productive members of a global society. With this public purpose in mind, the school strives to offer an accessible and affordable education to any student who is qualified. Need-based financial aid is a key component of this access and affordability, with merit scholarships also representing an important aspect of the financial aid program.

The following scholarships are the result of the efforts of alumni, families, and friends of Perkiomen who have given generously in recognition of the unending potential of a Perkiomen education.

The George K. Allison Scholarship
The George K. Allison Scholarship is a highly selective, merit-based program that recognizes exceptional students based upon:

    • Academic achievement as evidenced through transcripts
    • SSAT test results (Lower Level for grades 6-8 and Upper Level for grade 9)
    • Extracurricular achievement
    • Personal interview with an admissions officer
    • A short essay responding to the following two prompts: Perkiomen School inspires students to risk becoming their best, grounded in the liberal arts and exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit. What risks will you take to be your best at Perkiomen?
Perkiomen School is a boarding and day school dedicated to fostering a diverse and multi-talented student body. We challenge each other to work and rework in pursuit of excellence each and every day. Explain how you will pursue excellence as a student and member of our community.

Eligible applicants are new day student applicants entering grades 6-9. Legacy students (children and grandchildren of Perkiomen alumni) and boarding students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Complete the full application for admission, including an on-campus interview, and submit current SSAT test results. Also required is the scholarship essay and application. All materials must be complete and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by February 1.

One George K. Allison Scholar will be chosen by a faculty committee from a small pool of finalists.

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Merit Scholarship
The H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest Scholarship is a highly selective, merit-based program that recognizes exceptional students based on:

    • Academic achievement as evidenced through transcripts
    • SSAT test results (Upper Level)
    • Extracurricular achievement
    • Personal interview with an admissions officer
    • A short essay responding to the following two prompts:Perkiomen School’s faculty meet students where they are. Our faculty members are collectively accomplished in academics, athletics, and the arts, with a desire for continuing education and a passion for mentoring students. Tell us more about who has inspired you to take risks and how this has helped you grow as a student and person.
Perkiomen School’s motto is “SOLVITUR VIVENDO” (it is solved through living). We believe that experience is the best teacher and that the challenges of modern life are only solved through engaged and thoughtful living. Tell us more about an experience you have had and the lessons you have learned from it.


Eligible applicants are new boarding student applicants entering grades 9 or 10. Legacy students (children or grandchildren of Perkiomen alumni) and day students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Complete the full application for admission, including an on-campus interview, and current SSAT test results. Also required is the scholarship essay and application. All materials must be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by February 1.

One H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest Scholar will be chosen by a faculty committee from a small pool of finalists.


Legacy Scholarship
The Legacy Scholarship is a selective merit-based program that recognizes exceptional students based on:

    • Academic achievement as evidenced through transcripts
    • SSAT test results (Lower Level for grades 6-8 and Upper Level for grade 9)
    • Extracurricular achievement
    • A short essay responding to the prompt:"As a legacy applicant, what elements of a Perkiomen education will inspire you to risk becoming your best in our learning community?”

Legacies of Perkiomen School, defined as being the child or grandchild of a Perkiomen alumnus or alumna, who are new day or boarding applicants entering any grade 6 through 9 are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Complete the full application for admission, including an on-campus interview, and current SSAT test results. Also required is the scholarship essay and application. All materials must be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by February 1.

Legacy Scholars will be chosen by a faculty committee from a pool of finalists.

University Scholars Award
The University Scholars Award is a merit-based program that supports new students who are the children of full-time faculty and/or staff members of local colleges and/or universities.

New applicants entering grades 6-11 are eligible and encouraged to apply. University Scholars must be the children of full-time employees of local colleges and/or universities. The scholarship is valued at $15,500 and may be applied to boarding or day tuition.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, or as space allows thereafter, including an on-campus interview, and submit current SSAT test results. Students may be eligible for additional financial aid after completing the financial aid application.


Entrepreneur Scholar Award
The Entrepreneur Scholar Award is a merit award for U.S. citizens or international students interested in pursuing Entrepreneurial Distinction at Perkiomen School. New applicants entering grades 6 to 11 are eligible and encouraged to apply for the scholarship. In addition to the standard application materials, applicants should submit a one page business plan or outline. The scholarship is valued at $18,750. The scholarship is competitive and will be awarded to the strongest applicant.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, or as space allows thereafter, including an on-campus interview, and submit current SSAT or TOEFL test results. Students may be eligible for additional financial aid after completing the financial aid application.


Medical Scholars Award
The Medical Scholars Award is a merit-based program that supports students who are the children of medical professionals. New applicants entering grades 6 to 11 are eligible and encouraged to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is in conjunction with the launch of the Medical Institute at Perkiomen School. The scholarship is valued at $12,500 and may be applied to boarding or day tuition. The scholarship is competitive and will be awarded to the strongest applicant.

Complete the full application for admission by February 1, or as space allows thereafter, including an on-campus interview, and submit current SSAT test results. Students may be eligible for additional financial aid after completing the financial aid application.


We encourage all applicants to complete the need-based financial aid application process concurrently. Without a complete financial aid application, students will not be considered for need-based aid.

All financial aid applications, grants, and associated documentation are held in strict confidence. Financial aid decisions and other related information will only be discussed with financial aid or admissions personnel. It is also the obligation of the family to not disclose financial aid information. As such it is a violation of confidence to discuss your financial aid award with any third party. Appeals regarding financial aid awards must be submitted in writing directly to the financial aid office prior to submission of a signed contract and award letter.