Leadership Scholarship

Leadership Scholarship for High School Students 

Recipients of the 2018-19 Leadership Scholarship for High School Students will receive up to 50% off the regular high school tuition rate of $14,795.*

This scholarship celebrates students with extraordinary gifts to develop and share in their school, community, church and home. 

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • 11th and 12th grade students with a GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Excellent character, strong communications skills, service orientation, and a desire to be part of an active school community.   
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in student’s current school, congregation, and/or community organization.
  • Current participation in a co-curricular activity such as sports, drama, music, band, etc.

To apply please:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit the requested supporting documents (school records, three references).
  • Submit an essay, no more than 250 words, about leadership (your definition, leaders you admire, your aspirations, etc).
  • Schedule a personal interview with EMS admissions counselor Marsha Thomas, 540-236-6021 or by email at thomasm@easternmennoniteschool.org


One or more recipients for this leadership scholarship will be chosen**. Recipients will be notified of their acceptance no later than August 10. School begins August 21.

EMS offers excellent academics from a foundation of faith and values in a caring community with a global perspective. The school was established in 1917 and now serves nearly 400 students K-12.

*Tuition does not include the general fee, capital improvement fee, school lunches, field trips, athletic charges, and other expenses incurred throughout the school year.