Harbor Day Alum Offering 2-$1000 Scholarships

If you’re heading to boarding school this fall, there are two $1,000 scholarships available to help cover tuition costs, courtesy of a Harbor Day School graduate, author and Phillips Academy Andover student.

Justin Muchnick, who will be a senior in the fall, is seeking submissions for the two scholarships that are available to current or future boarding school students. The deadline is June 30.

Muchnick wrote “The Boarding School Survival Guide,” which features chapters written by current or recently graduated boarding school students from more than 15 U.S. boarding schools, a news release said.

Muchnick is funding the two scholarships with his own money, he said.

“Not only is boarding school tuition comparable to attending a private college, but factor in travel expenses, hotels, car rentals, books, and so on, and even with financial aid and scholarships, the endeavor can cost a lot,” he said in a statement. “I wanted to offer my help in some way, so I am awarding two $1,000 scholarships to pay it forward.”

The scholarship application includes a 500-word essay about why you want to attend boarding school, and how this scholarship will be helpful or why you are a worthwhile recipient. The submissions could be included in a future book or article. Winners will be announced and notified this summer, and the funds will be paid directly to the school.

Entries should be submitted by email to BoardingSchoolSurvival(at)gmail(dot)com. For information, click here.

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