Merit Scholarships

Our merit scholarships are awarded to a select number of extraordinary students, regardless of financial need.

Thanks to our strong alumni engagement and robust endowment, we have awarded more than $1.6 million in merit scholarships over the last four years.

Merit scholars come from diverse backgrounds and locations across the United States and around the world, and are considered for their ability to strengthen all aspects of our community and make the most of their Peddie experience. They possess a passion for learning and embody a commitment to academic excellence, community engagement, curiosity, and character.

Merit scholarships are open to applicants regardless of financial need. In order to be considered, applicants must submit all necessary application materials by the January 15 application deadline (There are no additional materials required to be considered for merit scholarships). Scholarship recipients will be notified by the March 10 acceptance date.


Frequently asked questions


How do I apply for a merit scholarship?

You don't have to! All new applicants to Peddie School will be considered for Merit Scholarships. Simply make sure your application for admission to Peddie is complete and submitted by the January 15 deadline.

What is the deadline for merit scholarships?

Any candidate for admission to Peddie School will be considered for Merit Scholarships provided admission application materials are received by the January 15 deadline.

When will I be notified if I have been selected for a merit scholarship?

Merit Scholars will receive notification of award with their admission decision on March 10.

Over the last 4 years, Peddie has awarded over

$1.6 million

in Merit Scholar awards to

25 students

The Armellino Scholarship

Endowed by Trustee Emeritus Michael R. Armellino '57

The Armellino Scholarship recognizes students with exceptional academic achievement, demonstrated strength of character, marked intellectual curiosity, and infectious excitement for life.

  • open to all new domestic boarding applicants; priority given to new applicants for ninth grade
  • covers full tuition, boarding costs, all required fees and a stipend for travel expenses
  • includes additional stipend for approved Summer Signature Experience

The Annenberg Scholarship

Named in honor of Walter H. Annenberg '27

The Annenberg Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, presented an exemplary record of citizenship, and exhibit the potential for outstanding leadership within the Peddie community and beyond.

  • open to all new applicants
  • covers full tuition (excluding room and board)

The Potter Scholarship

Named in honor of F. Edward Potter, 13th headmaster

The Potter Scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding character combined with an extraordinary academic record.

  • open to all new applicants
  • scholarships of $25,000 per year remain fixed for the scholar's time at Peddie