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Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship celebrates exceptional students who desire a greater awareness of themselves and their life’s possibilities, and who want to work towards reaching their full potential in a global and complex world.

Recipients of the Leadership Scholarship for New High School Students will receive up to 50 percent off of the regular high school tuition rate.*

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • High school students who do not attend EMS and will enter grades 9 through 12 in the next school year.
  • Students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Students who will enter grade 9 will be evaluated based on middle school grades and SOL proficiency; homeschool students will be evaluated based on review of course content and course work/testing.
  • Excellent character, strong communication skills, a service orientation, and a desire to participate in an active school community.
  • Demonstrated leadership in student’s current school, congregation, and/or community organization.
  • Current participation in a co-curricular activity such as sports, drama, music, band, etc.
  • An appreciation for the interconnectedness of all people, and a desire to make an impact on society.
Deadline for applications is March 15. One or more recipients of this scholarship will be chosen. Recipients will be notified beginning April 1.

*Tuition rate is calculated based on applicable tuition reductions. Scholarship discount will be applied after reductions are calculated. Families who qualify 

To apply please:

  1. Complete the online application(Additional documents are also required for admission and include references and school transcripts.)
  2. Submit an essay of no more than 250 words to EMS admissions office ( Choose one of the following prompts:
  • How does a positive attitude play a role in leadership?
  • Describe a leader you know who has responded to a challenge in a positive way.Who is a leader you admire?
  • Describe a person you know or someone you would like to know.
  • How does he or she inspire you?
  • Are leaders born with leadership qualities or are those skills developed?
  • Describe a global or local issue you feel passionately about, and explain how you could lead others to follow your cause.

3. Schedule a personal interview with EMS admissions counselor Marsha Thomas by calling 540-236-6021 or mailing

Student Council Organization officers at School Day Out 2019
Student Council Organization officers at School Day Out 2019