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

The Armellino Scholarship

Endowed by Trustee Emeritus Michael R. Armellino '57
estimated award of $300,000 over four years

The Armellino Scholarship recognizes students with exceptional academic achievement, demonstrated strength of character, marked intellectual curiosity and infectious excitement for life. Armellino Scholars are catalysts for positive action in all realms, involving others for the common good.

  • Open to all new domestic boarding applicants who complete their applications by January 15; priority is 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, available during the student's junior year.
  • SSAT or ISEE test scores are required for students who would like to be considered for the Armellino Scholarship.

The Annenberg Scholarship

Named in honor of Walter H. Annenberg '27
estimated award of $250,000 over four years

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 (standardized test scores are preferred, but not required as part of the application).
  • Covers full tuition (excluding room and board).

The Potter Scholarship

Named in honor of F. Edward Potter, 13th headmaster
$100,000 award over four years

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

  • Open to all new applicants (standardized test scores are preferred, but not required as part of the application).
  • Scholarship of $25,000 annually while student is enrolled at Peddie.



Meet Our Merit Scholars

Regan Cook '19 Merit Scholar

Armellino Scholar Regan Cook '19 is grateful for the diverse opportunities that come with being a Peddie student.  

Daniel Funderbirk ’19

Daniel Funderbirk '19 is taking full advantage of his Peddie experience and Armellino Scholarship, and recognizes the importance of giving back to his community.

Haley Peters '10

At Peddie you can achieve highly in both athletics and academics. Potter Scholar and Valedictorian Haley Peters '10 currently plays professional basketball, and later intends to further her education with a medical degree. 

JR Rodrigo '11

Peddie taught Potter Scholar JR Rodrigo '11 the importance of curiosity and opportunity, two assets he took with him in his pursuit of a successful career in economics and business. 

Sangu Delle '06

Sangu Delle '06 was an Annenberg Scholar and soaked up every aspect of a rich Peddie experience, now serving on the Board of Trustees. 

Chavon Sutton '99 Annenberg Scholar

For Chavon Sutton, being a merit scholar enabled her to do almost anything she wanted to at Peddie. As a two-sport varsity athlete, prefect, vocalist, and actress, she made the most of the experience.