An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Founders Merit Scholarship Program

The Founders Merit Scholarship Program is open to students transitioning to Fredericksburg Academy's Middle and Upper Schools in the 2018-19 school year who demonstrate a record of academic excellence and well-roundedness.

Required Criteria for Consideration

  1. Grades in core academic subjects are to be A- average or better for the entirety of previous grade and through the current grading period of current grade.
  2. The student must receive two outstanding recommendations from current grade teachers of core academic subjects (i.e. English, mathematics, science, or social studies).

Submission Guidelines and Required Documents

  • A copy of the most recent report card should accompany this application and essay. For priority consideration, these items must be submitted to the Office of Admission at Fredericksburg Academy by January 10. Merit scholarship application and supporting documents may be submitted by:
    • email to
    • via fax to (540) 898-8951
    • mailed or hand-delivered to: Fredericksburg Academy Office of Admission, 10800 Academy Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  • Teacher recommendations must be submitted directly from the student’s teachers to Fredericksburg Academy by one of the above methods or can be submitted online here. A printable form can be downloaded here.
  • Candidates must also apply for admission to Fredericksburg Academy. The online application for admission can be found here.
  • Student should plan to attend a Merit Scholars Testing and Shadow Day before January 30. *On this day, student will experience a typical day at Fredericksburg Academy and complete final application testing.

2018-19 Merit Scholarship Student Application

Application will be posted September 1, 2018.

Please contact the Admission Office at 540-898-0020 or with any questions you have.