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Grauer School offers core-values scholarship

ENCINITAS — Students who embody The Grauer School’s inclusive core values of compassion, resourcefulness and leadership – and have a demonstrated financial need – are invited to apply for a full, four-year scholarship to the inclusive, college preparatory school in Encinitas.

The school, which was founded in 1991, includes grades 7-12. The last four Grauer community scholars have earned 100 percent fully funded college scholarships. The scholarship is valued at about $28,000 per year for four years, and includes tuition, fees and college placement counseling. A student laptop will be provided throughout attendance if necessary.

The scholarship recipient will be required to maintain a 3.5 grade point average and, like all Grauer students, complete at least 50 hours of community service before graduation.

“Our Community Scholarship Program is intended to provide the life-changing benefits of a Grauer School education to a deserving student with demonstrated financial need and a track record of peer leadership. Our past scholarship winners are our friends for life,” said Dr. Stuart Grauer, head of School and founder of The Grauer School.”

To be eligible for consideration, scholarship applicants must live in North San Diego County, be entering 9th grade in the fall of 2020, and be recommended by a bona fide community leader. Students must demonstrate financial need and fill out the school’s financial aid application form, as well as complete The Grauer School’s admissions application (parts I and II) by Jan. 31, 2020. Both applications are online at The $100 application fee will be waived for scholarship applicants, and assistance in filling out the applications can be provided.

Ideal candidates will exhibit such values as compassion, resourcefulness, leadership, and self-advocacy, and demonstrate academic promise. Applicants must be planning to attend college after graduation. The school currently plans to award one four-year scholarship, but additional scholarships may be offered if future benefactors step forward to support the program. The scholarship recipient will be announced on March 13, 2020, and the school’s fall semester begins on Aug. 25, 2020.

For more information, contact Tricia Valeski, Financial Aid Director, at [email protected] or (760) 274-2116.