The Hartsbrook High School Scholarship

The June 1 Deadline Has Passed. We Are No Longer Accepting Applications for the 23/24 School Year.

The Hartsbrook High School Scholarships offer high school students an opportunity to find meaning, purpose, and joy in a learning environment rich in academics, fine and practical arts, experiential learning and land stewardship. We seek students who are interested and who would benefit from an environment where interdisciplinary, flexible, and creative thinking are valued. The Hartsbrook school offers an education that balances creativity through practical and fine arts, music, drama, and movement with meaningful academics all on 55 acres of farm, forest, fields and streams. It is a holistic education aiming to prepare students to be joyful, lifelong learners.

Criteria for High School Scholarships

We are looking to invite young adults who seek:

  • to meet the social and environmental challenges of today
  • to find purpose and meaning in their lives
  • to work in a community to share their unique gifts in ways that have impact and serve themselves and others
  • to dig deep, explore, think expansively, lean into the unknown, and create new possibilities
  • to connect with their unique values around which they can most effectively serve and make a difference
  • to achieve their personal best

We will evaluate the applicant’s commitment to and potential for one or more of the following areas:

  • being a responsible, motivated student ready to take action as a positive agent for change
  • being an engaged member of a community of learners, creators, doers or helpers, who support each other and serve the wider community
  • working for a future that shows care and respect for nature and the Earth, bringing people into relationship with the natural world and with each other.
  • working for a culture of justice and inclusion across the full spectrum of human experience

* There is no minimum GPA expectation, however, students must be in good standing at their current school.

Apply for a Hartsbrook High School Scholarship

Application process for students in 8th or 11th grade at schools other than the Hartsbrook School:

  • Complete Hartsbrook High School Application
  • Provide essay/video presentation/creative project: Submit an essay of 500 words or less, or other means of articulation (mp4 file of video or voice recording of 10 minutes or less). Tell us about how you show that you care about others. Describe a time (or two) that you have done so and explain why caring about others is important to you. Your essay may include volunteer or extracurricular activities you participate in, what community service activities are important to you, what your goals are upon graduation, or how you demonstrate inclusivity and team-building.
  • Reference/recommendations from adults (not family) who know the student
  • Visit the school and attend for a day
  • Admissions interview with the scholarship application team ( scheduled during day visit)
  • Parent meeting with high school faculty member

Application process for Current Hartsbrook Student Application process:

  • Provide essay/video presentation/creative project (see above)
  • Reference/recommendations from adults (not family) who know the student
  • Interview with the scholarship application team

Applications must be submitted to the Hartsbrook School by June 1, 2023 by emailing or sending to:

The Hartsbrook School – Enrollment
193 Bay Road, Hadley

When you apply for this scholarship you are also applying for enrollment to The Hartsbrook School. If you have any questions about this submission process, please contact Leslie Evans at

Hartsbrook High School Scholarships
will be awarded by June 21st, 2023

We will notify each recipient by email by June 21st or before. Those applicants who were not selected will also receive notification by the beginning of July.

If you have any questions about Hartsbrook High School Scholarships, please contact

The Hartsbrook School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. The Hartsbrook School is dedicated to dismantling racism and oppression, to continuing to learn and grow and ask the difficult questions of ourselves, our communities, and the world.

The Hartsbrook School is a not for profit 501(c)3 independent day school that offers a unique education for preschool and Grades K -12. The Hartsbrook School is fully accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC). The Association of Independent Schools of New England (IESNE), and by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).