The Archwood Scholarship
A merit scholarship for rising 9th-grade students
Outstanding students (both prospective and current) entering 9th-grade are eligible to apply for the Archwood Scholarship. The Archwood Scholarship is awarded every year to a new student with a demonstrated commitment to engagement inside and outside the classroom. That engagement might take any variety of forms, such as a deep interest in one or more academic subjects, or involvement in sports, the arts, or community service.
The scholarship provides an annual award of 25% the tuition for the four years of Upper School, provided the recipient continue to live up to the values that characterize an Archwood Scholar. Those values include a passion for curiosity, an appreciation for scholarship, and a commitment to excellence.
The scholarship is named after Archwood Farm, which was once the estate that is now Wakefield's campus. Originally known as Ravenscroft (c. 1916), the farm and house was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Teller Archibald whom owned the well-known candy manufacturer known as Fannie May Confections. They then went on to name the estate, Archwood.
Wakefield School...is now an integral part of the dream that started with the Downman’s and was maintained by the Archibald’s, Coleman’s and Currier’s. Wakefield encourages their students to Seek The Challenge, Make a Difference and Live an Extraordinary Life. Nurtured by history and situated in a stunningly beautiful location, these Capable, Articulate and Ethical graduates learn to appreciate those who have gone before while being committed to improve the future of others. With such a history and supported by those who care, how could they do otherwise! (General John Fairfeld)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for the 2019-20 Archwood Scholarship, applicants should:
2018-19: Carol Rector
Carol Rector, of Gainesville, is honored to be the 2018-19 Archwood Scholar. Carol’s favorite subjects are English and Math and she enjoys playing on the Wakefield Tennis team.
Outside of school, Carol has pursued the art of ballet since she was very young. She has trained with The Washington Ballet and danced numerous solo roles on stage with Northern Virginia Ballet. Carol was chosen to represent an international pointe shoe company as a 2018 brand ambassador. She also enjoys volunteering at her church and in her community. She strives to uphold Wakefield’s values of leadership, scholarship, friendship and community service.
Carol previously attended Pennington Traditional School.
2017-18: Cooper Graves