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The Founders Scholarship

The Founders Scholarship was initiated by the RWS Board of Trustees in 2010 to provide this unique education to students in the Richmond community who might not otherwise be able to attend private school. The scholarship offers a tuition-free placement for two students per 6th grade class. Recipients will retain their tuition-free places through graduation from 8th grade. Founders Scholars are asked only to pay a nominal activity fee per year.

Founders Scholarship Candidates

The ideal candidate for a Founders Scholarship would demonstrate:

  • Solid academic skills
  • Strong social skills
  • An interest in the arts
  • An openness to new ideas and experiences

Candidate Families

Waldorf Education can achieve its fullest potential only with the involvement of the student’s family. Families of Founders Scholarships candidates must:

  • Demonstrate an interest in participating in their child’s school life
  • Commit to attending Parent Evenings and Waldorf education events
  • Fall within 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines

Admissions Process

Students and families wishing to apply for the RWS Founders Scholarship should take the following steps:

  • Attend an Observation Day
  • Attend an Open House
  • Complete all application forms including: Middle School Student Application, Teacher Recommendation Form, Transcript Release Form
  • Schedule an interview through the Admissions Director
  • Schedule a 3-day in-class visit
  • Submit financial forms to SSS for review

More information about the admissions process can be found here.


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