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THE LIGGETT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

All applicants for Liggett’s ninth grade are automatically eligible for the distinguished Liggett Merit Scholarship. Since 2008, the Liggett Merit Scholarship program has provided more than 80 students with the educational opportunity of a lifetime. At University Liggett School, they will learn the skills necessary to become leaders and responsible citizens and they will graduate with the confidence and conviction to make a difference in today’s complex world.

Our alumni recognize the importance of University Liggett School's mission and many choose to give back to the school in the form of merit scholarships for our students. Their generosity assists University Liggett School in its commitment to remaining accessible to all students and our mission to attract the best and brightest in the Detroit Metro area.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A LIGGETT MERIT SCHOLAR

The highly selective Liggett Merit Scholarship seeks to attract students of exceptional academic strength and promise, with a diversity of extracurricular interests, and those who will take part in – and contribute to – the life of the school. Liggett Merit Scholars are active citizens; they set the bar high, take pride in their work, and thrive in Liggett’s challenging and innovative curriculum.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A LIGGETT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Every student that applies for admission to the ninth grade is automatically considered for the Liggett Merit Scholarship. In order to be considered for the Scholarship, all required application materials and a shadow visit must be complete no later than January 17, 2020. 
The selection committee appreciates the time and energy required to submit an application to Liggett, and the committee will review all applications carefully. Families will receive notification of a Merit Scholarship in their acceptance package. All decisions will be mailed in mid-February 2020.

RECENT LIGGETT MERIT SCHOLARS

LIFE AFTER LIGGETT

Liggett Merit Scholars have matriculated to some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, including: Princeton, Yale, Northwestern, Williams College, Cornell, University of Chicago, MIT Washington University in St. Louis, Case Western Reserve, NYU, University of Michigan, and many other prestigious institutions. See our full college matriculation list here.

What Our Students Say

"Being a Liggett Merit Scholar is such an honor. I remember walking in to the school on testing day and noticing how many kids were in there. I was overwhelmed as to how competitive it was and the fact that only a few kids are chosen for these scholarships. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be one of the few."

"Throughout the process, I was a bit anxious, not only to become a Liggett Merit Scholar, but also to be admitted into Liggett. When I was offered the scholarship I was shocked, thrilled, proud, honored and excited to see what would happen next."

Recent Liggett Merit Scholars have gone on to some of the finest institutions in the world

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Important Admissions Dates and Deadlines

UPCOMING ADMISSION EVENTS

  • ALL SCHOOL PARENT TOURS AT 9 AM

    December 13, 2019

  • PREK, LOWER SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENT TOURS AT 9AM

    January 10, 2020
    January 31, 2020
    February 10, 2020

2020-21 APPLICATION DATES & DEADLINES

  • UPPER SCHOOL

    APPLICATION, FINANCIAL AID AND LIGGETT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE
    January 17, 2020

    ENTRANCE EXAM
    December 7, 2019 OR
    January 18, 2020

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL

    APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE
    February 28, 2020

    ENTRANCE EXAM
    February 29, 2020

  • LOWER SCHOOL

    APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE
    February 28, 2020

  • PREKINDERGARTEN

    APPLICATION DEADLINE
    February 28, 2020

  • Susie Mascarin Keane

    Ed Lukas
    Parent of 2015 and 2019 graduates

    “The culture at University Liggett School is based on the principles of integrity, accountability, and high achievement. The curriculum truly requires students to participate actively in their learning experience. It demands that they get engaged, develop a meaningful understanding of the material and learn how to articulate their thoughts effectively. Also, our Head of School, administration, and faculty are inordinately talented and committed; they know how to execute effectively."

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