EF Academy Pasadena to Offer Three Full Ride EF Academy Community Scholarships to Local Day Students

3rd November 2023

Thornwood, NY., November 3, 2023 -- EF Academy New York, a private high school 30 miles from midtown New York City and focused on offering students a rigorous, academic and globally enriching educational experience, will offer three full tuition merit-based EF Academy Community Scholarships to local area day students in the general vicinity of its Thornwood, NY, campus.

“EF’s commitment to this community and the continuing education of our most talented students nearby our Thornwood campus is exemplified by the students who will be recipients of this new award for our New York school,” said Vladimir Kuskovski, Head of School, EF Academy New York. “It continues to be my great honor to give more students locally the opportunity to take part in this immersive educational experience that will only be the beginning to their successful lives.” 

The new scholarship program is designed to recognize high-achieving 9th and 10th grade students for their academic success, dedication to personal growth and commitment to school and community involvement.

EF Academy is a leading private high school with campuses in Thornwood, NY, Pasadena, CA, and Oxford, U.K. The school’s commitment to inclusivity is exemplified by its global student body, welcoming day, and boarding students from over 60 nationalities. EF’s curriculum opens a world of opportunities for students by providing them with a transformational education with a global perspective, ensuring students are well prepared for higher education and a future that knows no borders.

“We are committed to evolving private education and preparing today’s students to become tomorrow’s global leaders, innovators and agents of positive change,” added Kuskovski. “Only a quick train ride away from the global metropolis that is New York City, we’re dedicated to providing more private high school options for local communities around our beautiful Thornwood campus. These scholarships are only one example of our long-term commitment to this community as we aim to provide a best-in-class and globally minded educational experience for our students.” 

EF Academy looks forward to supporting the educational goals of local students within communities in Westchester, Putnum and Fairfield Counties.

Applicants are asked to submit an EF Academy Community Scholarship application form, in addition to the standard EF Academy application , which includes academic records, two letters of recommendation, proof of leadership in school activities or community organizations, and student essay questions. 

Students must meet the following criteria to apply for the EF Academy Community Scholarship : 

  • Applying as a day student for Grade 9 or 10 at EF Academy

  • U.S. Resident and currently enrolled at a U.S. School

  • Demonstrate a dedication to their studies through hard work and a proven academic record. Students with a 3.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale will be considered eligible.

  • Must have the intent to engage academically and be able to articulate plans for future studies after high school and career goal possibilities.

  • Candidates must demonstrate engagement in school and community activities with an admirable record of giving back to others through community service.

  • Record of outstanding character and ethical behavior.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 8, 2024. Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with the EF Academy Community Scholarship Committee. For more information about scholarship application submission and the application form, please visit: https://www.efacademy.org/en-us/scholarships/us/

About EF Academy New York

EF Academy New York in Thornwood, Westchester County, NY, is a Middle States Association (MSA) and New York State Education Department accredited private high school with a global, inclusive, and multicultural student body just outside New York City. The school welcomes both day and boarding students, offering internationally recognized academic programs and thorough university preparation for students from Grades 9-12. With campuses also in Pasadena, CA, and Oxford, UK, students have the opportunity to receive a transformative education and to study with a global community of classmates who attend EF Academy.