Golda Och Academy Announces 2019-20 Academic Scholarship Opportunities For Rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders

Golda Och Academy Announces 2019-20 Academic Scholarship Opportunities For Rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Graders

For the 2019-20 school year, there will be five (5) scholarships available for the 9th grade and six (6) scholarships available for the 6th through 8th grades.

Golda Och Academy is pleased to announce the Och Scholars Academic Scholarship Program for Writing, Science and Mathematics open to newly enrolled students entering the 9th grade in the fall of 2019. Students who apply will be eligible to receive one of four four-year partial scholarships. (The balance of fees over and above the scholarship will be paid by the new families.)
 
Students interested in this opportunity will have to complete the standard admissions process as well as an additional set of requirements. Interested applicants should contact Micah Dov Gottlieb, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, for more information (mgottlieb@goldaochacademy.org; 973-602-3645)
 
“Attracting exceptional students to our school raises the bar for all and leads to a higher profile for Golda Och Academy,’ said Adam Shapiro, Head of School. “This program is designed to attract new, high-achieving students. We believe that bringing in these new students will help in our continued pursuit of academic excellence. We strongly believe that this scholarship program supports the mission of our school as it relates to nurturing the unique potential of each student. Innovative Jewish thinkers begin their journey here, and we look forward to using this program to welcome new and talented students to the Class of 2023.”
 
For the 2019-20 School Year, there will be Five (5) scholarships available for the 9th grade.

9th Grade - Science and Mathematics
  • First prize $60,000 scholarship ($15,000 award towards tuition for 4 school years)
  • Second prize $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 award towards tuition for 4 school years)
  • Third prize $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 award towards tuition for 4 school years)
 
9th Grade - Writing
  • First prize $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 award towards tuition for 4 school years)
  • Second prize $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 award towards tuition for 4 school years)
 
Och Scholars Academic Scholarship in Science and Mathematics for the Class of 2023 (Rising 9th grade students)

For the 2019 - 2020 academic year, all new applicants for the 9th Grade with a minimum “A” average in Science and Mathematics will be eligible to apply for one of these scholarship programs.
 
In addition to the standard admissions process (which can be found by clicking here: https://www.goldaochacademy.org/page/admissions), students wishing to apply for a scholarship must do the following:

  • Take the GOA Science and Mathematics Scholarship Assessment
  • Submit a short essay on what they love about Science or Mathematics
  • Take part in a personal interview
  • Submit a letter of reference from an adult (not a family relation) from the community or from their current school
Och Scholars Academic Scholarship for Writing for the Class of 2023 (Rising 9th grade students)
 
For the 2019 - 2020 academic year, all new applicants for the 9th Grade with a minimum “A” average in Language Arts will be eligible to apply for one of these scholarship programs.
 
In addition to the standard admissions process (which can be found by clicking here: https://www.goldaochacademy.org/page/admissions), students wishing to apply for a scholarship must do the following:

  • Submit a portfolio of writing
  • Take the GOA Writing Scholarship Assessment
  • Take part in a personal interview
  • Submit a letter of reference from an adult (not a family relation) from the community or from their current school
The application process for the Och Scholars Academic Scholarships will be rolling, with a final deadline for completion of all parts of the application process by Thursday, July 18,  2019.

Scholarship winners will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and will be announced no later than Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
 
Important Details:

  • All Applicants must be entering 9th Grade in the Fall 2019
  • Scholarship winners will also be eligible to apply for need-based financial aid. Scholarship awards will be taken into consideration in that process.
  • Current members of the Class of 2023 are not eligible for this scholarship
 
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Och Scholars Academic Scholarship in Science and Mathematics for Middle School (rising 6th - 8th grades)

For the 2019 - 2020 academic year, all new applicants for the Middle School with a minimum “A” or equivalent average in Science and mathematics will be eligible to apply for this scholarship program.. 
 
In addition to the standard admissions process (which can be found by clicking here: https://www.goldaochacademy.org/page/admissions), students wishing to apply for a scholarship must do the following:

  • Take the GOA Science and Mathematics Scholarship Assessment
  • Take part in a personal interview
  • Submit a letter of reference from an adult (not a family relation) from the community or from their current school
For the 2019-20 School Year, there will be six (6) scholarships available for the Middle School 

Middle School - Science
  • First prize $15,000 award towards tuition for 5-7 school years for a total of $75,000 - $105,000
  • Second prize $10,000 award towards tuition for 5-7 school years for a total of $50,000 - $70,000
  • Third prize $5,000 award towards tuition for 5-7 school years for a total of $25,000 - $35,000

Middle School - Mathematics
  • First prize $15,000 award towards tuition for 5-7 school years for a total of $75,000 - $105,000
  • Second prize $10,000 award towards tuition for 5-7 school years for a total of $50,000 - $70,000
  • Third prize $5,000 award towards tuition for 5-7 school years for a total of $25,000 - $35,000
 
The application process for the Och Scholars Academic Scholarships will be rolling, with a final deadline for completion of all parts of the application process by Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Scholarship winners will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and will be announced no later than Tuesday, July 30 2019.

Important Details:
  • All Applicants must be entering 9th Grade in the Fall 2019
  • Scholarship winners will also be eligible to apply for need-based financial aid. Scholarship awards will be taken into consideration in that process.
  • Current members of the Class of 2023 are not eligible for this scholarship
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