Scholarships and financial aid awarded to qualified students
Students across the South Puget Sound entering ninth grade now have a new opportunity to attend Charles Wright Academy through a competitive scholarship essay contest.
*Current CWA students may apply by emailing
essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible students with winning essays will be awarded scholarships and financial aid awards ranging from $1,000 to full tuition for all four years until graduation.
Charles Wright Academy awards more than $2.5 million in scholarships and financial aid annually to qualified students.
Why choose Charles Wright?
Charles Wright Academy is a diverse community that values and actively fosters a sense of belonging for every student. CWA is committed to experiential learning. All students participate in a robust 21st-century curriculum using hands-on and project-based learning, domestic and international travel experiences, service learning within the South Sound, and other unique and engaging activities. Students also can work one-on-one with a highly-qualified college counselor, who ensures every student finds their best fit school for college or university.
Who can apply?
New and current students entering ninth grade in the fall of 2023 are encouraged to apply.
My student already receives financial aid at CWA. Can we still apply for this new scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for this scholarship even if your student already receives financial aid, and the scholarship award may increase your total financial aid package.
What kind of essay is required?
Students must submit an essay reflecting on the talents and passions they hope to contribute to Charles Wright Academy, and how they align with the school’s mission to “inspire active, joyful learning while nurturing and challenging our students to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence.”
How long should the essay be?
There is no minimum length requirement, but should demonstrate the student’s understanding of basic essay structure.
How to Apply
Current CWA Students
Current students should send their completed essays in PDF format to email@example.com.
New-to-CWA students and those interested in attending CWA must complete an application for admission alongside their essay contest submission.
Application for Admission
Complete the online application and submit the $40 application fee. Once the online application and fee are submitted, you will launch access to your online portal. You will see a checklist with more information about how to complete the following steps:
- Family and Student Questionnaire
- School records request and teacher references
- Essay contest submission
- Admission Assessment and Interview
We will administer admission assessments on January 7 at 1 p.m., January 19 at 1 p.m., or January 21 at 10 a.m.
“Upper School at CWA was the best decision we ever made for our son. It’s been so fulfilling to watch him grow into a confident, self-aware adult, and we credit that in large part to the challenges and support he’s received from his teachers. The school is small enough that he doesn’t get lost in the crowd and can participate in any sport or activity he’s interested in, including some pretty amazing international trips that have inspired his future college plans. But more than anything, it’s the close-knit community and positive friendships that have made the biggest impact on our son. CWA expects a lot from its students, but they know they are supported and have the tools to meet any challenge.”
— Amy, Current Parent
Scholarship Application Timeline
|February 1, 2023||Application Deadline|
|February 8, 2023||Notification Date|
|February 17, 2023||Commitment Date|
*Current CWA students may apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.