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Meet the department

Diane Palazzo

Admissions Administrative Assistant

Melanie Parsons

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Peter Walsworth

Assistant Director of Admissions

1923 Scholar Program

A PCD 1923 Scholar candidate demonstrates consistent academic excellence, strong character, commitment to extracurricular, club and/or community service activities, and a capacity to contribute as an engaged citizen at The Providence Country Day School.

PCD awards a limited number of 1923 scholarships each year to qualified candidates who demonstrate commitment to academic achievement and excellence as reflected in classroom grades, teacher comments, and standardized test scores (SSAT or ISEE).

To ensure a fair process, the children of PCD administration, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees are not eligible for these scholarships.

  1. Submit an application for admission by February 1.
  2. Submit a 1923 Scholar Nomination Form by February 1.
  3. Submit the Scholar Project by February 1.

Scholar Project
Demonstrate, through the medium of your choice, how one of The Providence Country Day core values expresses who you are. The core values are: Commitment and Participation, Diversity, Hard Work, Honesty, Intellectual Curiosity, Respect, and Teamwork. Written submissions should not exceed 300 words. Audio and video submissions should not exceed three minutes. Portfolios should not exceed 10 pages.


How many scholarships will be awarded?

Up to five 1923 Scholars will be awarded to new applicants to the 6th and 9th grades.

Is my 1923 Scholar award renewable?

Yes, the scholarship is renewable each year through graduation. The recipient does not need to reapply provided that he/she has met all the academic, citizenship and participatory requirements as follows:
  1. Upper School recipient has earned academic honors for the year. Middle School recipient has qualified for the academic and citizenship honor roll for the year.
  2. Recipient has fulfilled the after school activities participation requirement.
  3. Upper School recipient has completed 15 hours of community service during the academic year.

When is the application due?

An application for admission to PCD must be received and complete by February 1.

Nomination forms and projects for the 1923 Scholar Program must also be submitted by February 1.

What is the amount of the scholarship?

Each 1923 Scholar merit award is equal to 50% of the tuition in the award year.

If we cannot afford the remaining 50% of tuition, can we apply for need-based financial assistance?

Yes, it is possible to receive both a merit award and additional need-based financial assistance.

When will I find out if I have been named a 1923 Scholar?

Notification will be included with an offer of enrollment at the beginning of March.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the 1923 Scholar Program?

Please contact the Admissions Office at 401.438.5170 ext 137.