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Andrews Osborne Academy, through the generosity of several constituents and annual giving, is able to offer scholarship opportunities to both new and returning students. New students applying for scholarships and financial aid must first complete all admission requirements and receive notice of admission from AOA before an award will be given with the exception of the Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Merit Scholarship. Scholarship application requirements can be viewed by selecting the scholarship name.

Please contact the Office of Admission by email at or call 440-942-3600 ext. 114 with any questions.

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  • David J. Richards, Jr. Scholarship ($1,000 Award) - Due April 22, 2022

    Awarded to one RETURNING student entering Grades 9-12.

    Applicant must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be involved in community service, and be in need of proven financial assistance. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how he/she meets the above listed criteria. Student name and current grade must be included in the essay. 

    One faculty recommendation is required and should contain the following information:
    • How long has the faculty member known the applicant and in which capacity (teacher, advisor, coach)?
    • What is the applicant’s strongest characteristic?
    • What sets the applicant apart from other AOA students?
    One faculty member may only submit one recommendation per year (ex: Mr. Goodman can only submit one recommendation for the scholarship even though 3 applicants have asked him to complete a recommendation. The other 2 applicants must find other faculty members to submit the recommendation).
    Essay and recommendation can be emailed to Please call the Office of Admission at (440) 942-3600 ext. 114 to confirm the receipt of your application in the event the document has mistakenly been placed in the SPAM mailbox. The recipient will be recognized at the Upper School Awards ceremony.
  • Felix Rothschild Scholarship ($1,000 Award)

    Awarded to two students (NEW or RETURNING) in grades 6 through 12 with significant financial need whose family has applied for need-based financial aid through School and Student Services (SSS). 

    AOA Financial Aid committee to award the scholarship annually based on financial need determined by SSS.

    Previous year's recipient will be given priority consideration.
  • Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Merit Scholarships (Amount Varies)

    Awarded to NEW & RETURNING students entering Grades 7-11 for the 2021-2022 academic year

    Attain an average stanine score of 5 or above on the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    • $1,000 Merit Scholarship:  ISEE average score of 5.00-5.99
    • $1,500 Merit Scholarship:  ISEE average score of 6.00-6.99
    • $2,000 Merit Scholarship:  ISEE average score of 7.00 or above
    Student must take the ISEE between September 1, 2020 and April 24, 2021. 

    Student can only take the ISEE once during this time period. Register online at

    The scholarship is renewable through graduation as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and is an outstanding member of the AOA school community.

  • Lee/Gray Scholarship (Amount Varies)

    Recognizes an outstanding RETURNING senior with two consecutive years at AOA, a minimum 3.5 grade point average, and a community commitment.

    No application required
  • Melanie Williams Scholarship ($500 Award) - Due April 22, 2022

    Awarded to one RETURNING female student entering Grades 9-12.

    Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and have played on the Andrews Osborne Academy basketball team during the 2020-2021 school year.  In addition, the applicant must also play basketball during the 2021-2022 school year or the scholarship will be rescinded. 

    Applicants must submit a 1 page essay describing how playing basketball has helped her personal development. Include student name and grade in the essay. Essay can be emailed to by April 16, 2021. Please call the Office of Admission at (440) 942-3600 ext. 114 to verify receipt of your application.

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
PHONE (440) 942-3600
AX (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.