Harford Day School Scholarships

Through the generous support of our benefactors, Harford Day School is proud to offer three scholarships for students new to Harford Day School and entering sixth grade.

Mignon Cameron Scholarship

This endowed scholarship, named in honor of one of the founder’s of Harford Day, is for a mission-appropriate student whose presence in the school will increase the diversity of the student population, whether on a racial, ethnic, socio-economic or any other meaningful basis. This need-based scholarship is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need as established by completion of the financial aid process.

The Ventaja Scholarship

Established in 2015, in recognition of the growing Latino community in Harford County, The Ventaja Scholarship seeks to provide the opportunity of a Harford Day School education to a deserving student of Latino heritage with demonstrated financial need as established by completion of the financial aid process.

The Mannion Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Frederick Mannion, an alumnus of Harford Day School. The Mannion Scholarship is awarded every three years (next in 2020-2021) to an incoming 6th grade student new to Harford Day School with a record of strong academic achievement, excellent school citizenship, and a desire to contribute to Harford Day both inside and outside of the classroom. The award is 50% of the annual tuition. Financial need is not a criterion for this award.

Scholarship Application Process


Step 1: Apply for Admission

Applicants must complete the admissions application process including submission of academic transcripts, a letter of referral, admissions testing, and be considered a mission appropriate student by the Admissions Committee. There is no separate scholarship application process. Scholarship candidates will be contacted if further information is required.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid (Deadline: December 15)

To verify financial need, the parents of all applicants for the Mignon Cameron and Ventaja Scholarships must complete the financial aid process as outlined on the Affording HDS of the Harford Day School web site.

Step 3: Review and Notification

Recipients of each award will be notified with the admissions and financial aid decisions in February. The endowed scholarships are three-year grants; however, scholarship status is evaluated at the end of each school year.