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Additional Funding Sources

There are a few opportunities for additional scholarship support in addition to flexible tuition. A family does not have to qualify for flexible tuition at Trinity School in order to apply. Please see below for more information about the criteria and application process for these scholarships, which is separate from the TADS application.

Community Scholarships for Students of Color

From its start 27 years ago, Trinity has aspired to be a richly diverse school that welcomes all who value a high-quality education within a thoughtful, ecumenical framework of Christian faith and conviction. Our community of learners is growing, and we want to do all we can to ensure that Trinity’s student body reflects the diversity of the greater Durham and Chapel Hill area.

We are pleased to offer the Community Scholarships for Students of Color for applicants to grades 6–11 who have strong academic records, love to learn, and desire to be fully involved in their school’s community, in addition to demonstrating high levels of integrity, character, and leadership. Each year, scholarship recipients will be awarded up to $2,500 toward tuition. Scholarship awards are renewable each year until graduation, provided that the student remains in good academic and personal standing.

If you are interested in applying for this award, your school guidance counselor or principal should submit the Community Scholarship Nomination Form no later than January 14, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management, Karman Kent, at 919-402-8262, ext. 2560, or by email at kkent@tsdch.org.

NCSEAA Opportunities

Trinity School is a participant in three North Carolina programs that expand school choice for eligible students in kindergarten through grade 12.

  • The Opportunity Scholarship is renewable and provides up to $6,100 per year per student. The state has planned a significant increase in annual funding through the 2031–2032 school year.
  • The Disabilities Grant is renewable and provides up to $4,000 per semester per student.
  • The Education Savings Account can help cover private or independent school tuition and required fees.

To learn more, please visit ncseaa.edu/K-12Grants.

The Cooke Young Scholars Program

The Cooke Young Scholars Program is open to current seventh grade students through The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. It is a five-year, pre-college program which helps students maximize their high school experience and prepare to enroll in a highly selective college. Some Young Scholars receive support in the form of assistance with private school tuition. More information about the Young Scholars Program is available here, and the application platform is available at apply.jkcf.org.

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