Robert Eisner Distinguished Scholar Program

As a world-renowned economist, Robert Eisner advised presidents, governments and the educational community. He was a long-time supporter and benefactor of Roycemore School, and the Robert Eisner Distinguished Scholar Program was established in his memory.

Roycemore awards at least one new full tuition scholarship each year to an incoming 9th or 10th grade student, based on a student’s demonstrated academic achievement and outstanding leadership abilities. The scholarship is renewed for each subsequent year as long as the student maintains a 3.5 grade point average and contributes positively to the school community. 

Award winners are selected by an independent committee and announced by the Head of School in late December. External candidates are encouraged to apply as are currently enrolled Roycemore students.

CLICK HERE to Download the application packet

Application Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2020

Writing Sample Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 (This will take place on campus, in person, and executed with social distancing.)

All Eisner Scholar applicants must complete an on-site writing sample at Roycemore School, 1200 Davis Street in Evanston. Students should report to Room 235 no earlier than 8:15 a.m. for the 8:30 writing sample. Pencils and paper are provided. Please expect the writing sample to run for about 2 hours. 

Finalists will be invited to return to Roycemore for personal interviews.

All applicants must provide the following by the application deadline:

  • Application for Admission to Roycemore (for candidates not currently enrolled at Roycemore)
  • Distinguished Scholar Application
  • English teacher recommendation form
  • Math teacher recommendation form
  • Request for school records form
  • Test results from the ISEE, SSAT, or another nationally-normed standardized test that demonstrates the applicant has scored at the 95th percentile or better on either the total math and/or the total verbal sections of the test.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Avery at aavery@roycemoreschool.org.

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