For the 2018-2019 school year, Elgin Academy will award Hilltopper Merit-Based Scholarships to any new Upper School students (grades 9-12) who demonstrate academic excellence through performance on the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).

Applicants are eligible for one scholarship based on the following criteria:

Once awarded the scholarship, a recipient who maintains at least a 3.5 semester Grade Point Average and is in good standing in the school community will continue to be awarded the scholarship each year until their graduation from Elgin Academy.

To Be Considered for the Scholarship

  • The ISEE is a part of the application process at Elgin Academy, so applicants accepted for admission for Fall 2018 are automatically eligible for the scholarship.
  • Current Elgin Academy 8th-grade students may register to take the ISEE. Contact the Admissions Office to receive instructions on how to register for the ISEE. ISEE charges $110 for this exam.

ISEE Exam Dates

  • April 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

To learn more about Elgin Academy, please contact Dr. Diane Schael, Director of Admission, at 847-695-0303 or