Scholarships

Committed to economic diversity, The Denver Waldorf School offers financial aid through scholarships and tuition adjustment. Learn more on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and award specifics below. 

Please note the following application deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year:

  •  Currently enrolled students January 29, 2021
  •  Prospective students — 2 weeks after acceptance

The generosity of our community members and supporters allows for our priority of economic diversity to be met. For those interested in donating to our scholarship fund, please visit our Ways to Give page.

The Denver Waldorf School Scholarships

We offer need-based scholarships to prospective and currently enrolled students, as well as merit-based scholarships to currently enrolled students of The Denver Waldorf School. Merit scholarship award amounts depend on available funds allocated in any given year and are not guaranteed year-to-year.

Merit-Based Scholarships

We award our merit-based scholarships to currently enrolled DWS high school students who are dynamic, compassionate, and striving students who have displayed excellence in academics, the arts, and/or athletics. The two types of scholarships in this category include:

Blue Merit Scholarships — Current DWS 8th grade students applying to The Denver Waldorf High School
Gold Merit Scholarships — Current DWS high school students in grades 9-11

Need-Based Scholarships

We award need-based scholarships to racially, ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse students and families (including LGBTQ), who demonstrate financial need through the Tuition Adjustment application. The two types of scholarships in this category include:

Joan Condon Family — Current and new DWS students (all ages)

Diversity & Inclusivity — Current and new DWS students (all ages)

General eligibility requirements for need-based scholarships include:

  • Demonstrated commitment to The Denver Waldorf School
  • Demonstrated financial need via the TADS application process*
  • Good financial standing with the DWS Business Office

*DWS does not charge a scholarship application fee, however, applicants will incur a $35 online application fee through TADS. Additionally, in order to apply for tuition adjustment, students must at least be in their last year of kindergarten and enrolled full-time.

How to Apply

The steps and requirements to apply for one or more DWS scholarships may vary. Please find full details on each by clicking the application links below. Please also note that all scholarships are awarded annually; all students must reapply each school year in order to be considered.

Need-Based Scholarships

  1. Submit a completed Tuition Adjustment (TA) application and $35 fee via TADS
  2. Submit a completed application for either or both scholarships:

Diversity and Inclusivity ScholarshipJoan Condon Scholarship

Merit-Based Scholarships

  1. Prepare an essay
  2. Gather 2 letters of recommendation
  3. Submit a completed application for either or both scholarships:

Gold ScholarshipBlue Scholarship

Award Notification

Our Admissions Office will notify students and families about scholarship awards by sending updated contracts with any award amounts and updated total tuition.