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Meet the department

Cate Massey '04

Advancement Associate, International Student Coordinator

Diane Palazzo

Admissions Administrative Assistant

Melanie Parsons

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Peter Walsworth

Assistant Director of Admissions

Red and Black Scholarships

Providence Country Day School scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of their academic achievement, commitment to extracurricular and community service activities, leadership, and potential to be a strong PCD community member.


1923 Scholarship

The 1923 Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students applying for admission to either grade six or grade nine. A 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. Candidates will 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 the 1923 Scholarships.

How to Apply
1. Apply for PCD admission by February 1.
2. Submit a 1923 Scholar Nomination Form by February 1 (available here).
3. Submit the Scholar Project by February 1 to

Scholar Project
Demonstrate, through the medium of your choice, how one of PCD’s 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 ten pages.


1991 Scholarship

The 1991 Scholarship is awarded to female students in recognition of PCD's commitment to co-education since 1991. A qualified candidate will demonstrate significant leadership potential, as well as achievement in one or more of the following areas: academics, arts, extracurriculars, and citizenship.

How to Apply
1. Apply for PCD admission by February 1.
2. Respond to the following essay prompt: How have you used your voice to change the game? Responses should not exceed 300 words. Please submit your responses to to

Core Values ScholarshipThe Core Values Scholarship is awarded to new students whose applications reflect excellence and commitment in one or more of PCD's core values: Commitment & Participation, Diversity, Hard Work, Honesty, Intellectual Curiosity, Respect, and Team Work. All applicants are automatically considered for this award.


Visual and Performing Arts ScholarshipsCriteria
Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to students in each category who best display the qualities of a PCD student and whose artistic, musical, or theatrical talents would enrich our school community.

How to Apply
1. Apply for PCD admission by February 1.
2. Submit a letter of recommendation from an Art, Music, or Drama director, teacher, instructor, or conductor. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Melanie Parsons, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at
3. Visual Arts applicants: Submit digital photographs of 5-7 pieces of original artwork.
Music applicants: Submit a musical sample of a piece of your choice (vocal or instrumental) not to exceed three minutes.
Theater applicants: Submit a resume of performance experience. Videos or highlight clips are welcome, but not required.

All submissions should be emailed to

Scholarships are renewable each year through graduation. Recipients do not need to reapply, provided they have met all the academic, citizenship, and participatory requirements as follows:

1. Upper School: academic honors for year-end grades.
Middle School: academic citizenship honor roll for the year.
2. Fulfilled the after-school participation requirement.
3. Upper School recipients have completed 15 hours of community service during the academic year.
Academic scholarships range from $5,000 to 50% of the tuition in the award year. Students may qualify for need-based financial assistance in addition to a merit award. Notification will be included in an offer of enrollment at the beginning of March.