Merit Scholarships

Trustee Scholarships

Upon applying for admission, students are automatically considered for our prestigious Trustee Scholarships. Scholarship recipients demonstrate strong academic achievement in addition to significant accomplishments in the arts, athletics, leadership, service, or global citizenship. Trustee Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships that are renewed annually. Each year, ten trustee scholarships in amounts up to $10,000 each are awarded to new students. 

There is no separate application required to be considered for a Trustee Scholarship. Additional information regarding personal achievements or awards that you would like the Admission team to receive in the form of supplementary documents or photos can be uploaded in the Interests and Achievements section under the Academics and Personal Achievements area of the SAO admission application. If you would like to share any links or videos, upload them to the Multimedia Links section of the SAO admission application. If you have already submitted these sections of the SAO admission application and would still like to include supplementary materials in the form of PDF, photos, or multimedia links, please email your submissions to

Students with significant experience in the arts, athletics, leadership, service, or global citizenship may contact the following faculty members for additional information about their specific programs, and submit to their SAO supplementary materials according to the guidelines listed below.

Athletics - Contact Co-Director of Athletics Avi Dubnov at to discuss their sport(s) of interest and experience. In addition, students may include a resume of related experience and awards as part of their application for admission.
Leadership/ Service/ Global Citizenship - Work in the area of leadership, service, and global citizenship can be outlined in your admission application. If you have additional material demonstrating your work in these areas, please upload it to your SAO admission application. For questions, contact Sarah Quinn, Director of Admission, at
Dance – Contact Director of Dance Tessa Grunwald at to submit a video recording of a class and a prepared piece.
Music – Contact Director of Music Patrick Reardon at to discuss your interest and how to submit a video recording.
Painting / Drawing – Contact Director of the Visual Arts Department, Grier Torrence at gtorrence@missporters.orgA digital portfolio containing a minimum of 10 pieces may be uploaded to your SAO Admission application. A portfolio may include but is not limited to prints, collages, or computer graphics. Work may be presented in multimedia slides, but there must be a minimum of three actual paintings or drawings in the portfolio.

Photography – Contact photography/cinematography teacher Josh Bezdek at . 
A digital portfolio containing a minimum of 10 pieces in slide format or photographs may be submitted through your SAO application. A portfolio may be in slide format or photographs.
Pottery - Contact ceramics teacher Ariana Kolins at . 
A digital portfolio (photographs or slides) of a minimum of ten pieces may be submitted through your SAO application.
Theater – Contact Director of Drama Alexandra London-Thompson at alondonthompson@missporters.orgYou may submit through your SAO application a link to a video audition consisting of 2 contrasting monologues of no more than 4 minutes total. You may also send a video consisting of 1-2 vocal performances of 17 measures each (does not count towards the 4 minutes), as well as a headshot and resume.

Sarah Porter Scholarships

Porter’s offers scholarships to New Girls who are daughters or granddaughters of Porter’s graduates. Sarah Porter Scholarships are designed to recognize the importance of Porter’s legacies and to enhance the traditions of Miss Porter’s School. Sarah Porter Scholarships are partial tuition scholarships that are renewed annually. These awards are given in amounts up to $7,500. To apply please complete and submit the Sarah Porter Scholarship submission form by January 15.
Students will receive notification with their application decision on March 10th if they are selected to be a recipient of either a Trustee Scholarship or a Sarah Porter Scholarship. These scholarships are only awarded to incoming students.
Please contact Director of Financial Aid Kim Mount at 860-409-3618 or if you have questions about merit-based scholarships or need-based aid at Porter's.
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