Ninth Grade Scholarship

The Wardlaw + Hartridge School offers two $12,500 merit scholarships and two achievement awards to qualifying incoming ninth grade applicants. An internal Scholarship Committee will select the students as scholarship and award recipients based on the following criteria:


•Students must have maintained a GPA of A- or above in grade 7 and grade 8.

•Students’ ISEE score average must be in the 7th stanine or above for independent school norms or above the 75% percentile.

•Students must exemplify strong character.

•Finalist candidates for the Merit Scholarship will be invited to W+H to write an essay from assigned prompts and interview with the Scholarship Committee.


•Students must have maintained a GPA of B or above in grade 7 and grade 8.

•Students’ ISEE scores will be considered.

•Students must exhibit strong talent and leadership outside the classroom in the arts, athletics, or other extra-curricular activities. They must have a coach or extracurricular activity leader write a letter of recommendation reflecting that student’s particular strengths, interests and achievements to demonstrate strong character and extracurricular involvement.

•Students may submit supplementary materials including an athletic highlight video, a musical performance video, or an electronic art or writing portfolio to exemplify the student’s high level of achievement in a specific area of interest.

Candidates who meet the criteria above will be invited to W+H as Scholarship Award finalists and will write an essay from assigned prompts and interview with the Scholarship Committee.

The ISEE exam: All candidates must take the ISEE exam. Registration details are below. Please note that families of academic scholarship or achievement award recipients will be notified when they receive their admission letter. These awards are not need-based, and scholarship or achievement award winners may also qualify for need-based aid.

If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or achievement award, please contact the Associate Director of Admission, Gerard Gonnella, either at (908) 754-1882 Ext. 156 or via e-mail at

Please visit to learn more about the exam. Wardlaw-Hartridge School code: 311230

The Wardlaw-Hartridge School
1295 Inman Ave,
Edison, NJ 08820
(908) 754-1882
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