The Rothman Scholar Program at Park
The Park School of Baltimore offers an academically rigorous program that encourages students to actively engage in their learning and in the community.
The Rothman Scholar Program removes the financial barriers to Park’s robust curricular and co-curricular programs for an eligible student who would otherwise not be able to afford it. This four-year grant for an incoming ninth grade student covers full tuition for four years as well as incidental expenses.
THE IDEAL ROTHMAN SCHOLAR CANDIDATE:
- Will be entering grade 9 in the fall of 2023
- Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Demonstrates good character at school and in the community
- Consistently performs at or above grade level in math and English
- Has an overall academic average of a B+ or better
- Demonstrates leadership potential in school and/or through activities outside of their school community
- Has an engaged adult support system committed to facilitating their success
How to Apply
Please note that the inquiry form is not the application. After completing the inquiry form you will be guided through each step of the application and alerted to additional useful information sessions as they become available. To get started:
The Rothman Scholar application period closed on December 15, 2022.
For more information about this and other programs, please contact The Park School Admission Office at 410.339.4130.
- Families interested in applying should complete the inquiry form by December 15, 2022.
- Upon completing the inquiry form, families will receive an email within two business days with a link to The Park School online admission application and School and Student Services (SSS) online tuition assistance application. IMPORTANT: Both the school admission application and the SSS application are required, in addition to the Rothman Scholar application.
- A preliminary assessment of academic and financial criteria will determine eligibility to proceed with the full Rothman Scholar application.
- Eligible students will be invited to complete the Rothman Scholar application once it is available.
- All students, regardless of Rothman Scholar eligibility, are eligible for tuition assistance consideration through our need-based application process.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Rothman Scholar Program was designed to create opportunities for a qualified applicant with a tuition assistance need in the top five percent of our applicant pool. In most cases, only applicants with family household incomes up to $85,000 will be considered for the Rothman Scholar Program. During the selection process, the Park School Tuition Assistance Committee will conduct a full financial review which considers all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents/guardians.
During the initial eligibility screening, families will be asked to provide a copy of their 2021 federal tax return (Form 1040) or proof of non-filing (Form 4506-T). Once verified, families will receive a waiver for the Park School application, the Rothman Scholar application, and the School and Student Services website that processes our tuition assistance materials.
No. Families that meet income eligibility for the Rothman Scholar program will not pay any fees to apply. To determine income eligibility, families will be asked to provide a copy of their 2021 federal tax return (Form 1040) or proof of non-filing (Form 4506-T). Once verified, families will receive a waiver for the Park School application, the Rothman Scholar application, and the School and Student Services website that processes our tuition assistance materials.
- Complete the Rothman Scholar Inquiry Form online by December 1, 2022.
- Students that meet initial eligibility requirements will be asked to submit the Rothman Scholar application form by December 15, 2022.
- In addition to the Rothman Scholar application form, families must also Apply to Park School by creating an online admission account through Ravenna. The Park School Admission application is due by December 15, 2022.
- A completed tuition assistance application must be submitted on the School and Student Services (SSS) website, with all supporting documents, by December 15, 2022.
- The student applicant will visit Park School for a “shadow” day between October 1, 2022 and February 1, 2023.
- The Parent/Guardian interview will be conducted virtually between October 1, 2022 and February 1, 2023.
- Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) will request teacher recommendations (English & math) and school transcripts (grades 6-8) from the student’s current school to be submitted to Park School by January 15, 2023. Optional: Students may also choose to submit additional letters recommendations, a portfolio of work, or copies of honors and awards.
- Students will sit for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) between November 1, 2022 and January 30, 2023.
- The Rothman Scholar Inquiry Form is due online by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2022.
- The Rothman Scholar Application Form is due online by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15, 2022.
- The online tuition assistance application is due.
- Student transcripts and teacher recommendations must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 15, 2023.
Yes! Although the Rothman Scholar Program and the Malone Scholar Program each require an additional application, all applicants to The Park School Tuition Assistance Program will be considered for all other available Scholar opportunities for which they are eligible.
The Rothman Scholar Program provides a 100 percent, non-transferable tuition grant to The Park School of Baltimore for grades 9–12. In addition to covering tuition costs, The Rothman Scholar Program will cover applicable incidental costs such as bus transportation, book stipends, required technology hardware and software, athletic fees, school trips and other school fees.
Yes! Students who are not eligible to complete the Rothman Scholar application process are encouraged to apply to Park School through our need-based Tuition Assistance Program. All applicants to the Rothman Scholar Program will also be considered for our regular need-based Tuition Assistance Program. Grants offered under our need-based Tuition Assistance Program are renewable each year and offer reduced costs for tuition and incidental costs on a sliding scale according to a family’s assessed financial profile