Tuition and Scholarships

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The Scholarship Program

Scholarships promote diversity within the school population by creating a student body of various economic and cultural backgrounds from neighborhoods from Orange to San Diego County. While some families can afford to pay full tuition, others are capable of paying only a portion. The Winston School is pleased to make scholarship money available to eligible students and the board of trustees is committed to providing financial aid to approximately 10 percent of families.

Students who are eligible for scholarship money must meet the following criteria:

  1. have measurable financial need based on documentation supplied in their application packets;
  2. have a clearly diagnosed learning difference;
  3. be deemed likely to contribute positively to the School community;
  4. be deemed likely to benefit from a specially designed educational environment.

The average scholarship award is $9,500 with most scholarships ranging from $7,000-$12,000 against the yearly tuition and fees of more than $19,000.

Two scholarships of varying amounts are named for important Winston School leaders. The John H. Richards Memorial Fund recognizes the late physician who was one of the visionary pediatricians who founded the School and served on the board until his untimely death in 2002. And the Mark D. Kimball Scholarship is named for Winston’s second headmaster who now serves on the board and chairs the scholarship committee.

Download Scholarship Application 2016-17

Application Process

Applications can be made for scholarships throughout the year if funds are available, but most are awarded in the spring application period. The deadline for the 2016-17 school year is May 2nd, 2016. Decisions on awards are made by early June. Students currently receiving scholarships must re-apply each year but normally retain scholarships as long as they continue to remain eligible.

The scholarship committee is composed of members of the board and administration of The Winston School. All of the committee’s decisions are final.

Please review and complete the Scholarship Form below:

Download Scholarship Application 2016-17

If you would like to make a donation towards The Winston Scholarship Fund, click here.

The Winston School of San Diego is a registered 501(c)(3)