Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement and transformation. It is continually expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching yourself, teaching you to see clearly and deeply, helping you to listen to your intuition. Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ

Stuart Merit Scholarship

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In honor of Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, a pioneer in the education of young women, we have established the Stuart Scholarship. Committed to educational excellence throughout her life, Janet Stuart has inspired countless students and educators alike to pursue their dreams. 

The Stuart Scholarship is a merit scholarship of $10,000 awarded to qualified candidates during each of their four years of Upper School at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Applicants are considered based on their ISEE results, grades, recommendations, demonstrated leadership, an interview, and a written essay. Finalists are invited to interview with the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are limited and awarded to incoming and rising ninth-grade students. 

While the Stuart Scholarship is a special opportunity for a few students, it does not change or replace the regular admission and financial aid process. Families may apply for financial assistance in addition to these scholarships, although demonstrated need is not a required criterion for a Stuart Scholarship. Students will be notified of Stuart Scholarships at the same time they receive notice of admission.

For more information, please contact the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or


For Applicants to Sacred Heart Greenwich:

  • Complete Application for Admission and Stuart Scholarship Application Form by December 1
  • Stuart Scholarship Essay must be submitted by December 15
  • Complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) by December 15
  • Complete student visit, student interview, and parent interview by January 1
  • Submit all supporting materials required for admission (including transcripts, recommendations, and Parent Statement) by January 1

For Current Sacred Heart Greenwich 8th Grade Students:

  • Complete Stuart Scholarship application by December 1
  • Stuart Scholarship Essay must be submitted by December 15
  • Complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) by December 15
  • Submit two teacher recommendations by January 1


December 1
Application for Admission and Stuart Scholarship application due
December 15
Stuart Scholarship Essay due and ISEE completed
January 1
All recommendations, class visits, and supporting materials due
January 20
Finalists notified and invited to meet with the Scholarship Committee
February 15
If applicable, Financial Aid Application deadline
February 24
Admission and Stuart Scholarship notification date