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Scholarships

Scholarships are established by Rowland Hall donors, and applicants must meet specific qualifications in order to be considered. A scholarship may require that an applicant be of a certain grade level, gender, or ethnicity, or must possess specific academic interests. Rowland Hall donors have established scholarships for students who possess both specific talents/qualifications and demonstrate financial need.

Rowland Hall offers one merit-only scholarship for new applicants to Rowland Hall and many combined merit and need-based scholarships, for both new applicants to Rowland Hall and for currently enrolled financial aid recipients. Please click each scholarship for more information and application materials.

All financial aid applicants will be automatically considered for need-based scholarships. Merit-based and combination scholarships may require additional application components for consideration. Please read the specific eligibility requirements, due dates, and application requirements carefully for each of the scholarships below. Scholarship availability varies each year; please email Hadley Smith at hadleysmith@rowlandhall.org for current scholarship availability.

Merit Based Scholarships

Ian Cumming Scholarship

In 1986, Ian Cumming, Trustee Emeritus, established the Ian Cumming Scholarship to improve access to Rowland Hall for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence. The Ian Cumming Scholarship is a $7,500 scholarship that is renewable annually given the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall.


Who Should Apply for the Ian Cumming Scholarship?

  • Students applying for admission to grades 9 -11.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Applicants who embody the Rowland Hall mission: We inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.

Application Requirements

Application Timeline

  • Student Writing Sample and Rowland Hall Application for Admissions due: February 1
  • Finalist interviews: Late February
  • Announcement of Ian Cumming Scholars: Early March
  • All application materials are DUE FEBRUARY 1.

Need Based Scholarships

For New or Returning Students

All returning students who are financial aid applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships.

Adam Bradford Scholarship

Aunt Henry / Fanny Jones Scholarship

John & Marcia Price Family Scholarship

Lynne Marianni Zimmerman Scholarship

Palazzi/Day Family Scholarship

Patricia C Brim Memorial Scholarship

Rose Deisley Scholarship

Pat & Virginia Gibbons Scholarship

R. Harold Burton Foundation Scholarship

Swanson Foundation Scholarship


Merit & Need Based Scholaships


Rowland Hall Alumni Scholarship

The Rowland Hall Alumni Scholarship was established in 2014. Funded entirely by the Alumni Scholarship Fund (established in 2010), from donations from alumni of Rowland Hall, the scholarship is a way for alumni to help future students receive all the benefits of a Rowland Hall education that they were able to experience.

Who Should Apply for the Alumni Scholarship?

  • New students applying for admission to grades K-12.
  • Citizens of the United States.
  • Students related to an alumnus of Rowland Hall.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Those who demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

Application Requirements

Application Timeline

  • Admissions testing for new applicants: Please contact the admissions office for dates and times (if entering grades K - 5, please call 801-924-2963, and if entering grades 6 - 12, please call 801-924-5940).
  • Student Writing Sample, Rowland Hall Admissions, and Rowland Hall Financial Aid applications due: February 1.
  • Announcement of Alumni Scholar: Early March.
  • All application materials are due February 1.


David Cumming Diversity Scholarship

In 2003, David Cumming, former Board of Trustee member, established the David Cumming Diversity Scholarship to provide tuition assistance for underrepresented students who qualify for financial aid. The amount of the award varies according to the financial need documented by the student’s family. If a student is designated as a David Cumming Diversity Scholar, the school is committed to providing the scholarship through graduation at Rowland Hall, in accordance with the financial need demonstrated annually by the student’s family and the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall and financial aid may be available.

Who Should Apply for the David Cumming Diversity Scholarship?

  • New students applying for admission to grades 9-11.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Represent diverse social, racial, ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
  • Those who demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

Application Requirements

Application Timeline

  • Admissions testing for new applicants: January 12, January 26, or February 23.
  • Student Writing Sample and Rowland Hall Application for Admissions due: February 1.
  • Finalist interviews: Late February.
  • Announcement of David Cumming Diversity scholar: Early March.
  • All application materials are due February 1.


Reverend France Davis Scholarship

Rowland Hall was the first school in Utah to establish The Reverend France Davis Scholarship; a scholarship that honors and acknowledges the contributions of Reverend France Davis to Salt Lake City and the State of Utah, particularly in the areas of civil rights and diversity, as well as his role in community-building at the Calvary Baptist Church where he has been pastor since 1974.

The amount of this scholarship varies according to the financial need documented by the student’s family. If a student is designated as a Reverend France Davis Scholar, the school is committed to providing the scholarship through graduation at Rowland Hall, in accordance with the financial need demonstrated annually by the student’s family and the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall and financial aid may be available.

Who Should Apply for the Reverend France Davis Scholarship?

  • New students applying for admission to grades K-5.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Applicants who are of African-American descent.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Application Requirements

Application Timeline

  • Announcement of Reverend France Davis Scholarship scholar: Early March.
  • All application materials are due February 1.


Malone Family Foundation Scholarship

Rowland Hall was selected in the spring of 2011 by the Malone Family Foundation as the only school in Utah to receive a $2 million endowment for the funding of educational opportunities for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence and whose family demonstrates financial need.

The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, well-known communications and media executive and investor, and his family, with one principal objective: to improve access to quality education—particularly at the secondary school level—for extraordinary students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents.

Rowland Hall is pleased to offer academically motivated students the opportunity to apply for a Malone Scholarship. Students applying for admission to grades 7-9 for the upcoming year are eligible to apply. The amount of the award will vary according to the financial need documented by the student’s family. If an applicant is not awarded this scholarship, he or she may be admitted to Rowland Hall and financial aid may be available.

Who Should Apply for the Malone Family Foundation Scholarship?

  • New students applying for admission to grades 7-9.
  • Citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding of at least 30 percent of tuition through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

Application Requirements

Application Timeline

  • Announcement of Malone Family Foundation Scholarship scholar: Early March.
  • All application materials are due February 1.

Additional Information

  • All financial aid information is confidential.
  • Students applying for the Malone Scholarship must provide proof of US citizenship.
  • If an applicant is not awarded a Malone Scholarship, he or she may be admitted and Rowland Hall financial aid may be available.
  • For more information about applying, please call Director of Financial Aid, Hadley Smith at 801.2964. or hadleysmith@rowlandhall.org.

How Does the Malone Family Foundation Select Schools for the Scholars Program?

Each year, the Malone Foundation researches independent schools across the country and invites schools to apply for the endowment. The Malone Family Foundation selected Rowland Hall on the basis of our scholastic record, our college matriculation history, our enriched academic and extra-curricular offerings, as well as our geographic location in an area not already served by their endowments.


Weinholtz Family Scholarship

In 2013, Michael and Donna Weinholtz, parents of a Rowland Hall “lifer” class of 2013, established the Weinholtz Family Scholarship to provide full tuition for new students applying for admission to grades K – 5 who demonstrate 100% financial need.

If a student is designated as a Weinholtz Scholar, the school is committed to providing the scholarship through graduation at Rowland Hall, in accordance with the financial need demonstrated annually by the student’s family and the student’s continued good academic and behavioral standing. The scholarship may also include funding for Rowland Hall Extended Day programs and other school related expenses.

Who Should Apply for the Weinholtz Family Scholarship?

  • New students applying for admission to grades K-5.
  • Applicants who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence, evidenced by grade reports, test scores, and teacher recommendations.
  • Demonstrate 100% financial need through Rowland Hall’s need-based financial aid process.

Application Requirements

Application Timeline

  • Announcement of Weinholtz Family Scholar: Early March.
  • All application materials are due February 1.

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