Jordie Maine ’79 Scholarship Fund
Established by the family of Jordie Maine ’79 in 2016 and generously supported by family and friends, this endowed fund honors his spirit. Jordie embodied the jersey stripes: courage, honesty, integrity, loyalty, and sportsmanship. This scholarship will be awarded to a scholar-athlete who exemplifies Jordie’s incredible character, talent, and leadership abilities.
SCH Academy Alumnae and Alumni Scholarship Fund
This fund was established in memory of Charlotte Humphrey Landreth ’29, Charles H. Landreth ’29, Marilyn Clapham Parke ’59, and Caterina C. Zara, former head of Miss Zara’s School, which merged into Springside. This scholarship fund provides tuition aid based upon financial need for daughters, sons, granddaughters, and grandsons of SCH alumnae and alumni and its predecessor schools.
Gail Baldwin Simmonds ’60, H’09 Scholarship Fund
The Gail Baldwin Simmonds Scholarship was established in memory of Gail ’60, H’09 by her daughters, Barbara ’91 and Caroline. This fund provides tuition aid based on financial need to a new student of SCH Academy. Gail was devoted to both Springside School and Chestnut Hill Academy and retired as the assistant to CHA Head of School Frank Steel in June 2009. She is remembered for her courage and positive spirit, and she was truly beloved by all.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Scholarship for Engineering and Robotics
Established in 2014 in recognition of Jono Frank and his deep devotion to robotics at SCH Academy, this scholarship award provides a four-year partial competitive scholarship that will be administered and awarded outside the normal admissions process. The award is designed to identify, attract, and help meet demonstrated need for an incoming 9th grade student who has demonstrated a passion for engineering and robotics.
Gail Feinzig Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the family and friends of Gail Feinzig, this scholarship offers a way to honor Mrs. Feinzig’s love of Springside and to help those whose ambition, creativity, and accomplishment will reflect positively on the school.
Martha Haas Valentine ’65 Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by The William Penn Foundation in memory of Springside alumna of the Class of 1965, Molly Haas Valentine.
Barra Foundation and McNeil Family Fund
The first family foundation to establish a scholarship endowment for financial aid at Springside School continues to support financial aid to students in the Upper School.
Phyllis M. Vare Memorial Scholarship Award
Created in 1987 by alumnae, colleagues, and friends in memory of Phyllis Vare, chair of Springside’s Physical Education Department for 31 years, mentor, and motivator to many Springside athletes. The Vare Scholarship is the highest athletic award given to a junior girl for her outstanding academic and athletic talents.
Johanna Louise Sigmund ’94 Scholarship
Established by members of her class and her family after her death in the September 11th World Trade Center attack, this scholarship honors Johanna’s memory. It is awarded to a student with demonstrated need who exemplifies the gifts of spirit, enthusiasm, athletic leadership, and compassion for others.
Neighborhood Scholars’ Fund
Established in 1989 by three alumnae from the Class of 1977, this fund was created to urge the school community to reach out to be a force for change, to build bridges across neighborhoods, and to bring students from different backgrounds together at Springside School. A new Neighborhood Scholar is selected each year, and the fund currently supports full scholarships for girls in grades 7-12.
Sarah Heckscher Scholarship
This fund was established in 2005 when, after 35 years, Sarah Stevens Heckscher HA retired as director of guidance at Springside School. Her work centered on helping students understand their own gifts and ambitions and make carefully considered choices for their future. The merit-based scholarship is offered to a new Middle or Upper School girl who demonstrates extraordinary talent or passion in academics, the visual or performing arts, science, athletics, or community service.
Next Step Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide the opportunity for a student to attend SCH Academy who otherwise could not. Preference is given to graduates of the Community Partnership School.
Alumni and Alumnae Scholarship
The Alumni and Alumnae Scholarship Fund is used for scholarships for relatives of alumni for Chestnut Hill Academy and Springside School.
The Christopher Carrington Mellor ’69 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund
While at CHA, Chris was highly respected by everyone and distinguished himself as a dedicated student and athlete. The Mellor Scholarship celebrates Chris’s life and dedication to whatever he was involved in by offering aid to a young man who offers outstanding potential as a student and an athlete.
Corning Pearson Jr. ’59 Scholar Athlete Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of CP Pearson Jr., this scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming 9th grade boy who meets the school’s academic standards and demonstrates an interest in athletics, particularly baseball.
Franklin A. and Margaret W. Steele H’12 Middle School Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established for an incoming Middle School student with financial need, preferably with Irish, Scottish, or Welsh heritage. The recipient should be a boy with strong citizenship traits and integrity.
George V. Strong III ’74 Citizenship and Scholars Fund
Created through the kindness of George Strong’s family and friends, the scholarship celebrates George’s life by offering a scholarship to a young man who offers outstanding potential to enrich the school community in the same spirit as George enriched the many communities to which he belonged. The scholarship is awarded to incoming 9th or 10th grade boys.
Joseph Lanktree Castle II ’50 Scholarship
Given in his memory by his friends and family, this scholarship celebrates Joe Castle’s life by offering scholarships to prospective students who manifest the potential to enrich the school’s community in the same spirit as Joe did throughout his life. This is a need-based scholarship directed towards an incoming boy in grades 3-8 and will continue through his experience at SCH.
John J. Plunkett H’94 Scholar-Athlete-Citizen Scholarship
Colleagues, friends, students, alumni, and parents created this need-based scholarship in 2010 for a deserving scholar-athlete entering Upper School who exemplifies the defining qualities so characteristic of Jack Plunkett, beloved teacher and coach. This scholarship is intended to enhance the school community by identifying outstanding candidates who combine Jack’s appreciation of the school’s role in celebrating and upholding values that develop the “whole” boy: academics, athletics, citizenship, and character.
NWNS Scholarship Fund
Established to support academically talented yet economically disadvantaged students who live in the Northwest, the NWNS is offered to a new student entering grades 4-8. The award is based on academic achievement, character, citizenship, and demonstrated financial need.
R. Dilworth Lees ’71 Merit Scholarship Award
Established in 1980, the Dilworth Lees Scholarship is awarded to a 9th grade student or students on the basis of academic excellence, possession of leadership qualities, and the potential to make a significant contribution to the life of the school and the community, without regard to need.
Robert A. Kingsley ’41 Scholarship Award
This award was established in 1965 in honor of Robert Kingsley ’41 upon his retirement as headmaster of Chestnut Hill Academy. This award is given to a student below the 12th grade who has shown the highest degree of academic promise and scholarship along with the most responsible type of leadership.
Established in 2009 and subsequently added to in 2011 through a bequest by former faculty member Miriam White H’95, the STEM Scholarship was designed to identify, attract, and help meet the demonstrated need of an incoming 9th grade student who has shown a passion for science, technology, engineering, or math.
Margaret B. Wallis Scholarship
Created in 2005, the Wallis Scholarship provides full or partial assistance to an exceptional scholar or scholars with preference given to current boy students who, due to unforeseen consequences, can no longer afford to attend the school.