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 to pay half of the enrollment fee, activity and supply fee, and facility fee.

Read about the 2018-2019 Fee Rates for Founders Scholars here. 

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 (determine if you are eligible here)

Admissions Process

Students and families wishing to apply for the RWS Founders Scholarship for 2019-2020 should take the following steps:

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  • Schedule a Parent-Teacher interview through the Enrollment Coordinator
  • Student attends a 3-day in-class visit

More information about the admissions process can be found here.


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