WCDS Board des­ig­nates $100k for schol­ar­ships

Rappahannock News - - SCHOOLS - — Suzanne Zy­lo­nis

Wake­field Coun­try Day School prides it­self on ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence. For 46-years all WCDS grad­u­ates have been ac­cepted to a 4-year col­lege pro­gram — a truly re­mark­able record of aca­demic achieve­ment. There have been chal­lenges along the way, yet the school has met each one with de­ter­mi­na­tion and pre­vailed.

Most re­cently Paul Larner, the new Chair­man of the WCDS Board, se­cured more than a mil­lion dol­lars in op­er­at­ing cap­i­tal. And with that largesse, Larner and the Wake­field

Board have ear­marked $100,000 for merit and need-based schol­ar­ships this fall.

In a re­cent in­ter­view, Mr. Larner ex­plained, “Wake­field’s schol­ar­ship pro­gram has tra­di­tion­ally ad­dressed only the needs of fi­nan­cial aid. WCDS is seek­ing to in­crease en­roll­ment and is in­sti­tut­ing a new merit-based schol­ar­ship pro­gram; all ap­pli­cants will be con­sid­ered.

“We’re look­ing for stu­dents who demon­strate not only aca­demic achieve­ment, but also seek to be­come their best selves, con­tribut­ing pos­i­tively to their fam­i­lies, schools and com­mu­ni­ties. With a full-sched­ule of fall sports, new class of­fer­ings, and field-trips on the books, Wake­field Coun­try Day School is mov­ing for­ward, stronger than ever.”

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