The Ross Scholarship is awarded annually to two students from northern New Jersey, specifically from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, or Warren counties.
Students interested in the Ross Scholarship must apply for financial aid.
All applicants who live in one of the listed New Jersey counties will be considered for the Ross Scholarship. There is no separate application process. However, Ross Scholars will not only meet the admission requirements of St. Paul’s School, but will also exhibit the personal qualities necessary to develop into dynamic leaders. To be considered for a Ross Scholarship, a student must demonstrate a strong desire to attend St. Paul’s School.
Application materials and SSAT testing must be submitted to St. Paul’s School by January 15. Eligible applicants are invited to the Ross Scholars Reception, typically held in Newark in late November. At this event, a panel of Ross Scholars and parents provide information and answer questions.
Finalists are selected by the SPS Admission Office and then interviewed by members of the Scholarship’s Board of Trustees in Newark, N.J., in late January or early February. Finalists will receive notification about their admission to St. Paul’s School on March 10.