Eligibility Guidelines

Although the School and our partners always evaluate prospective candidates for the White Mountain Scholars Program on an individual, case-by-case basis, we do follow some general eligibility guidelines.
The program is exclusively open only to domestic BIPOC-identifying students from low-income backgrounds. Because this program aims to, in part, address the specific racial wealth gap in the United States created and still perpetuated today by white supremacy and systemic racism, international students are generally ineligible. The income status of a prospective candidate for the program is determined during the financial aid application process.
The program is primarily open to students entering grades 9 and 10. Successful and sustained belonging within the White Mountain community is a critical goal of the program and most likely to be achieved by scholars whose programmatic involvement can last for most of their high school experience (3-4 years versus 1-2). Students in grades 9 and 10 are eligible when entering the School at the beginning of the academic year (September). Older students may be considered on a case-to-case basis. For instance, a student entering White Mountain as a junior, but who plans to complete a post-graduate year at the School may be eligible as they could benefit from the program for up to three years. 
Finally, the program is primarily open to students referred to the School by one of the eight partner access programs we work with:
However, self-referred or consultant-referred students may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, the School is open to new organizational partnerships with other partner access programs throughout the U.S. Please email Ashley Willumitis, associate director of admission, if your organization is interested in partnering with the School on the White Mountain Scholars Program.


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Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for students grades 9-12/PG.

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The White Mountain School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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