Emerging Leader Scholarship

BA is pleased to invite all eligible rising ninth grade students (students who will be entering 9th grade this fall) to apply for the Emerging Leader Scholarship (ELS).  Through the contributions of an anonymous donor, this four-year scholarship will provide substantial tuition assistance for all four years of the recipient’s high school career at BA. The ELS is designed to identify and support a rising ninth grade student throughout his/her upper school tenure at BA.  Its unique focus is to cultivate the leadership skills of the recipients, with the intent that these students will both show academic prowess as well as participate in leadership roles at BA and in the community.

All rising 9th grade students – both currently attending and those not attending BA – are encouraged to apply.  Application information should be submitted by May 6 at noon via online application. The recipient will be determined by the end of May. 

The application process consists of an online application, essay, online assessment by a teacher, and a personal interview for the final three candidates by the Emerging Leader Scholarship Committee.  There are several requirements to secure this four-year scholarship. First, the student must maintain at least an 88 (mid-range B) average throughout upper school.  Second and equally important, the recipient must attend a leadership conference prior to their junior year. The conference will be mutually agreed upon by the recipient and the scholarship committee. Third, the recipient must be active in one community organization. Finally, the recipient must be active in leadership roles at Beaufort Academy during their upper school years.

2021/2022 applications should be submitted online by May 6, 2021 at noon. 
The recipient will be announced prior to the start of the school year.

To learn more about the Emerging Leader Scholarship, contact Mrs. Heidi Richards in the main office at (843) 524-3393.  

ELS Recipients

Beaufort Academy freshman, George "G" Simmons, son of Heath & Chilton Simmons, was named the recipient of the fifth annual Emerging Leader Scholarship.
Beaufort Academy freshman, Jack Carter Worrell, son of Jack & Courtney Worrell, was named the recipient of the fourth annual Emerging Leader Scholarship.