Porter-Gaud School was one of seven schools nationwide to be honored with an endowment from the Colorado-based Malone Family Foundation in 2011. Established with an initial $2 million grant, the Malone Scholar Endowment Fund significantly increases Porter-Gaud’s ability to offer scholarships and school-related expenses to exceptionally motivated and capable students with financial need in grades 7 through 11.
Porter-Gaud School was chosen to receive this generous gift from the Malone Family Foundation based on high academic caliber, quality of school staff, excellent accommodations for gifted students (including strong AP and enrichment programs), attention to individual student needs and interests, financial strength and stability, a commitment to financial aid, and a commitment to achieving an economically, culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse population.
Porter-Gaud School is the only school in South Carolina to receive this prestigious award.
The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, the well-known communications and media executive and investor, and his family, with one principal objective: to improve access to quality education—particularly at the secondary school level—for gifted students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents.
Applicants for the Malone Scholars Program must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Rank in the top 5% of their class
- Outstanding standardized test scores
- Show evidence of enthusiasm for and motivation toward maximizing his/her educational opportunities
- Demonstrate financial need to qualify for funding of at least 30% of tuition through Porter-Gaud’s need-based financial aid qualifying process
**Malone Scholars and their families must agree to have their identification as a Malone Scholar made public and to have this distinction celebrated in the School and local community as a means of promoting this honor and the availability of the Malone Scholars Program.
**Students who are not recognized as a Malone Scholar may still qualify and receive aid through Porter-Gaud School’s general need-based financial aid process.
Click here to download the Malone Scholar application.
Timeline for Applicants:
- January 15, 2013: Malone Scholars Program Application and Porter-Gaud School Admissions Application due
- January 15, 2013: Separate Financial Aid Application for SSS due by mail or online
- January 19/February 2, 2013: Admissions testing for Malone Scholarship Applicants
- February 11-15, 2013: Interviews with Malone Scholarship Committee
- Early March, 2013: Malone Scholars announced for 2013-2014 year