Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Lily Blackman Promise Grants

Lily Blackman was a bright and caring Westchester kindergartener whose time was cut short when she lost her battle with cancer in the fall of 2011. To honor her memory, Promise Grants are awarded to incoming pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students with great potential. Promise Grants fund a percentage of tuition and are renewable throughout the Lower School years as long as the student remains in good standing. To apply for a Lily Blackman grant:

  1. Complete a Westchester Country Day School application.
  2. Complete the Lily Blackman Promise Grant application.
  3. Upon completion of the Grant application, interviews will be scheduled with a selection committee.
  4. Grant notification will be included in the enrollment package.

Contact the Admissions Office with any questions.

Merit Scholarships

Established in 2013, scholarships are awarded each year to one rising 6th grader and one rising 9th grader who are new or returning to Westchester and who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character, and well-rounded participation in school and community. These scholarships fund full tuition for the recipients and are renewable for the Middle or Upper school term as long as the student remains in good standing in the division.

To begin the Merit Scholarship application process, please contact the Admissions Office.

Peters Family Scholarship

The Peters Family Scholarship is a tuition grant funded by a gift to the school’s endowment and awarded each May to rising seniors who honor the legacy left at Westchester by the Peters’ children: Elise ’03, Anthony ’05, and Nicole ’08. To be considered for the award, students must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and have contributed substantively to the teams, clubs, organizations, or community service efforts of which they have been a part during their time at Westchester. Peters Family Scholars are selected by a committee of the Upper School Head, the Academic Dean, and the Head of School.

Wilson Award

The Rick Wilson and Cres Wilson Scholarship Fund was established to provide need based tuition assistance for students at Westchester Country Day School.

Third Child Discount

Westchester is pleased to offer a 20% discount to a family with three or more children enrolled at WCDS.

Opportunity Scholarship and Disabilities Grant

These programs are administered through the state. Click here for more information.

Payment Plans

WCDS offers a variety of payment plans including monthly bank drafts spread over 10 or 12 months, bi-annual payments, or payment in full.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 336.822.4005 for more information on or to apply for any of these programs.

A Message for Prospective Student-Athletes

As a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), Westchester Country Day School does not actively recruit or give preferential treatment to athletes to play sports at our school. In accordance with NCISAA rules: "The NCISAA operates under the basic premise that student athletes do not receive preferential treatment in the awarding of financial aid/scholarships from member schools. While the NCISAA understands that every school has individual criteria in the distribution of aid, no player may receive any form of financial aid for athletic participation. Most importantly, schools may not require participation in athletics as a condition for the allotment of financial aid."

Westchester Country Day School does not provide athletic scholarships for student-athletes.


Westchester Country Day School welcomes students in grades Pre-K through 12 without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic group. Westchester does not discriminate in its admission and educational policies, indexed tuition program, athletic and other school administered programs, or in the recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff.