Due to winter weather, Salem Academy will open at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. See our Winter Storm Update page for details.


Sisters Merit Scholarship

The Sisters Merit Scholarship at Salem Academy is a full merit scholarship for boarding students. In addition to full tuition and room and board, a Sisters scholar receives honors including travel and internship opportunities. 

A Salem Academy Sisters Merit Scholar is a student who will enrich Salem with her presence, inspire her fellow students, and extend the reputation of Salem beyond her years as a student. Her academic excellence will be a commitment to a lifetime of learning and her leadership will recognize our global world. She will discover her passion and set off on her own journey while, at the same time, she will be committed to roles outside herself that inspire others; roles that build community and make the world a better place in which to live.


The student must:

  • be a US Citizen
  • be applying for ninth or tenth grade
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.5
  • be in the top 15% of scores on the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
  • be a boarding applicant (outside a twenty-five mile radius)
  • have demonstrated school and community leadership
  • foster trust, responsibility, and a sense of the value of each member of her community



The student must:

  • have a demonstrated commitment to the Honor Code
  • be on the Honor Roll
  • have a demonstrated involvement in the school community (through athletics, fine arts, clubs, and/or student activities)
  • complete fifteen hours of community service each semester
  • be a mentor to future scholars and be an ambassador for Salem Academy



  • preference for Honor Internships
  • ability to travel on one January Term International Study Trip during her junior or senior year
  • attendance at a leadership conference during her freshmen or sophomore year and her junior or senior year


December 10, 2018: SSAT Test Scores due (The SSAT is offered once a month beginning in October. Please visit ssat.org

December 17, 2018: Nominations due 

January 02, 2019: Completed admissions application due (please view our application checklist for more information)

January 02, 2019: Nominee Profile Form due 

Mid-January 2019: Finalists will be notified

February 28 - March 1, 2019: Finalists will visit campus for scholarship interviews and activities



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