John A. and Sally M. Jarvis Scholarship Program for New Students

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Who is eligible for a Jarvis Scholarship?

    Any new student entering LCDS in sixth grade through twelfth grade for the 2018/2019 school year.

  • How many scholarships will be awarded?

    We will award up to four scholarships for the 2017/2018 school year.

  • What is the amount of each scholarship?


  • Is this a one-time award?

    No. Assuming that a Jarvis Scholar continues to thrive in the LCDS environment by fulfilling academic and extra-curricular expectations, a Jarvis Scholarship will be extended each year through graduation.

  • Is re-application required each year for a student who receives a Jarvis Scholarship?

  • How will scholarship recipients be selected?

    Scholarship applications will be considered in the same time frame as regular applications to the school.  Please call 717-392-2916, ext. 9-228 with any questions.
  • How do I apply for the scholarship?

    Please click here for instructions or call 717-392-2916, ext. 273 with your questions. You can also schedule a campus visit at that time.
  • Is applying for the scholarship the same as applying for admission to LCDS?


    To apply for both a Jarvis Scholarship and admission to LCDS, click here.
    To complete the regular LCDS application process, click here.

  • What is the scholarship application deadline?

    For the four 2017/2018 scholarships, applications submitted by April 8, 2017 will be considered for the 2017/2018 school year.

  • Is there any residency requirement for a Jarvis scholarship?

    No. Current LCDS students commute from homes in Lancaster, Berks, York, Dauphin, Chester, and Lebanon counties. 

  • Can Jarvis scholarship recipients also receive need-based financial assistance?

    Yes. Acceptance of a Jarvis Scholarship does not eliminate a family from consideration for need-based assistance. Because a Jarvis Scholarship is based on merit, the amount of a Jarvis Scholarship will not change in the event that need-based financial assistance is also awarded. Families from a broad range of incomes apply to LCDS. Beyond the merit-based program, LCDS provides more than $2.3 million in need-based financial aid to students each year. Any prospective family is encouraged to apply.

An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.

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725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 392-2916