Choate Icahn Scholars
Originally created through the generosity of the Icahn Charitable Foundation, the Choate Icahn Scholars Program aims to make a difference in the lives of bright, motivated students. Each year Choate identifies up to ten students in its applicant pool that have significant levels of financial need, have established strong ties to their community, come from under resourced educational systems, and who demonstrate leadership potential. In addition to meeting their demonstrated tuition need, Choate Icahn Scholars receive financial assistance for books and academic supplies, transportation to and from home for the 4 major school breaks, and other school related needs. Choate Icahn Scholars attend Choate's Summer Programs free of charge the summer before matriculation, at which point they commence the lifelong bonding of the Choate Icahn cohort group, which serves as a support system (along with the Program Director and advisers) to enable each individual to maximize their experience at Choate and beyond.
Recipients for the Choate Icahn Scholars Program are identified by the Admission Committee during the selection process. There are no additional requirements or application materials for eligibility.
Gakio-Walton International Scholars
The Gakio-Walton International Scholars was established in 2006 through the generosity of The Walton Family Foundation and alumnus Benjamin S. Walton ’92 in an effort to attract students primarily from Kenya or continental Africa. In addition to receiving full financial aid, Gakio-Walton International Scholars also receive full assistance to attend Choate’s Summer Programs prior to matriculation. There is no separate application process for eligibility.
Andrew Bernard Noel III Wallingford Scholars Program
Named in honor of Andy Noel, former Director of Financial Aid, the Noel-Wallingford Scholars Programs supports outstanding financial aid applicants who reside in Wallingford, in recognition of Mr. Noel's commitment to financial aid and his dedication to community both at Choate and the town of Wallingford. Noel-Wallingford Scholars receive a financial aid grant based on their demonstrated need as well as a stipend to attend Choate Summer Programs prior to matriculation. There is no separate application process for eligibility.
Murata US-Japan Visiting Scholars Program
Established by a Tokyo-based alumnus, the Murata US-Japan Scholars Program provides grants for talented Japanese students to study at Choate for both summer school and an academic year. Recipients of the one-year Murata grant who want to study at Choate until graduation must reapply for both admission and financial aid (if applicable). Learn more.