In addition to need-based financial aid, Stoneleigh-Burnham School offers seven merit scholarships annually. Six of them require no formal application; the seventh requires an essay (see C. Robert Wray Scholarship below). All scholarships honor exceptional applicants who will enhance the community of Stoneleigh-Burnham and, ultimately, the broader world. Scholarships do not preclude other financial assistance and are available to both domestic and international students.
Sally Mixsell ‘69 Scholarship
The Sally Mixsell ’69 Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in 2017 through a gift from Laura Richards ‘60S. It honors Sally Leach Mixsell ‘69, Stoneleigh-Burnham Head of School from FY08 to FY18. The donor’s intent is to recognize the outstanding leadership provided by Sally Mixsell to Stoneleigh-Burnham School in her various roles serving on the Alumnae Board, the Board of Trustees, and as Head of School. The donor wishes to encourage alumnae, parents, and friends to contribute to the Scholarship in Sally’s honor. The scholarship will be awarded to a new or returning student who demonstrates leadership and school spirit.
Amy M. Spencer Scholarship
The Amy Spencer Endowed Scholarship Fund was initiated in 2001 by Robert and Sally Spencer in memory of their daughter Amy Marie Spencer ’03. The scholarship was officially established in 2011. Gifts from family and friends have also contributed to the Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a Franklin County resident, based on financial need, to help pay for the cost of day student tuition.
Elizabeth Guyer Ebel Scholarship
The Elizabeth Guyer Ebel Scholarship Fund was established in September 2018 through the Elizabeth Guyer Ebel Trust in memory of Elizabeth Guyer Ebel. Elizabeth “Betty” Guyer Ebel ’49 was a student for just one year at the Mary A. Burnham School. After completing her education, she enjoyed a long career at The New Yorker as a reporter and editor, and maintained a lifelong connection with Stoneleigh-Burnham as a donor. Sadly, Mrs. Ebel and her husband, Donald, passed away within months of each other in 2017. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving recipient as determined by the Director of Enrollment Management.
The Dorrance Scholarship in Memory of Bonnie Benn Jesser SPH ’63
The family of Jacquelynn Dorrance SPH ’64 has endowed this scholarship in memory of Bonnie Benn Jesser SPH ’63, whose life ended tragically soon after her graduation from Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill School. The Dorrance Scholarship is awarded to a girl who exhibits interest in and enthusiasm for extra-curricular activities. Like Bonnie Benn, she should also have contagious enthusiasm, a strong sense of sportsmanship, and an interest in service to others. This scholarship is granted each year to an incoming student.
The Mr. and Mrs. “E” Alumnae Scholarship
The Mr. and Mrs. “E” Scholarship is named for Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Emerson who led Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill and then Stoneleigh-Burnham from 1950-1970. It is awarded annually to a candidate who has demonstrated above-average academic ability and well-rounded interests and talents in their school community. A strong sense of community responsibility and care for family and friends, traits instilled by the Emersons, are also considered. Preference for this award will be given to a relative of an alumna.
The Iampietro Scholarship
The Iampietro Scholarship was created by alumnae of the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s. The scholarship honors Tom and Candy Iampietro, who taught History and English, respectively, at SBS from 1983-2003. Many alumnae, parents, and friends contributed. The scholarship was established to reward a student who demonstrates passion for the Humanities, mirroring what Tom and Candy displayed in their teaching.
The C. Robert Wray Scholarship
The Wray Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who embodies the characteristics that Mr. Wray endeavored to instill in his students over his 18-year tenure as Headmaster of the School. The recipient must show character, integrity, and a genuine interest in attending Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Equally important is her demonstrated potential for leadership and contribution to the school community as well as proven academic success.
By February 1 of the current school year, the applicant must submit an essay of at least 1,000 words in an editable format (Microsoft Word or Google Doc) expressing what leadership means to her and why she is particularly determined to attend Stoneleigh-Burnham. A panel of alumnae and local leaders helps determine each year’s awardee.