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Equity & Belonging

New Student Scholarships

Derryfield is pleased to announce two new need-based scholarships for applying students. While the current Equitable Tuition program provides reduced tuition to 32% of our families, the new scholarships strengthen the school’s commitment to inclusivity and will allow the school to reach an even broader community. 

The Peter Carlson ’83 Financial Aid Fund, generously funded through an endowment established by the Carlson family, honors their son, alumnus Peter Carlson ’83, and his dedication to educational equity and the power of education to transform the lives of students. The funds provide financial aid for need-based, highly motivated, qualified applicants for the duration of their enrollment at Derryfield, with preference to students from the public school districts in Manchester and environs. We were thrilled to welcome our first Carlson Scholar in the fall of 2020, a student in the Class of 2025. 

In addition, in the winter of 2021, the Derryfield Board of Trustees initiated and approved the creation of the Amoskeag Scholars program. This program supports bright and motivated applicants to Derryfield from historically underserved communities with a tuition-free merit scholarship. Preference is given to students from the Breakthrough Manchester program. In the most recent admission cycle, eight new Amoskeag Scholars were enrolled and began their DS journey this fall. The goal of the Amoskeag program is to support and maintain a total of 14 scholars by the fall of 2024.

The Carlson and Amoskeag Scholarships join the endowed Malone Scholarship, which has generously supported seven Derryfield students since the fund’s inception in 2012.

In addition to these incredible scholar programs, several major donors increased their giving in significant ways to the “Support a Scholar” program as a part of our annual giving. Their gifts were confidentially paired with a student who requires financial assistance to maintain their Derryfield education. If you would like to learn more about how you can directly support a talented young person and pay it forward, please contact Anna Moskov, Director of Philanthropy & Engagement. 

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