Scholarships and Assistance

Recognizing that an independent school education is an investment and a major financial commitment, many potential families grapple with the question of affordability and sustainability. EDS understands this concern and we know that for many families, concerns about affordability are the reason that they never explore further. Please know that EDS is committed to keeping our program as affordable as possible. We have programs in place to offer assistance to as many students and families as the school’s budget will accommodate.

We believe an empty seat at EDS is a lost opportunity. It is a loss for the child that could benefit for a lifetime from an EDS experience and education. It is a loss for every one of their potential classmates, because every child brings something special and unique to their class and their school. It is also a loss for this entire community, because we miss out on the unique gifts, stories, and experiences that every family brings. For all of these reasons, we will make every effort to work with you.

EDS offers need-based financial aid to qualified applicants of any race, gender, and ethnic origin. To determine each family’s need and to ensure objectivity, EDS subscribes to TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) for financial aid need-assessment.

Karen Blanchard Lilly

Director of Admissions

EDS Faculty since 1993; 8 years prior experience
A.A., Augusta Technical College
Augusta College

Community Partnership Programs

Community Partnership Programs were created to say thank you to families who serve our community and nation. EDS provides a three year discount for the following organizations:

Augusta University Partnership and Fort Gordon Community Partnership

  • Year One: 25% off tuition
  • Year Two: 15% off tuition
  • Year Three: 10% off tuition

Qualifiers:

  • Parent/Guardian must be employed by Augusta University or AU Health
  • Serve in any branch of the military or work as a civilian at Fort Gordon
  • First time enrolling in an Augusta independent school
  • Student must successfully complete admissions process

Scholarships

Future Leaders Scholarship

EDS has provided the future leaders of our community with unsurpassed academic preparation and spiritual development in a safe, nurturing environment for the past 70 years.

The Future Leaders Scholarship is designed for middle school students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential and could also benefit from our individualized, Christian environment while building strong foundations for learning and for life. This scholarship awards 100% of demonstrated financial need.

Qualifiers:

  • Rising middle school aged students not currently enrolled at Episcopal Day School
  • Minimum average of 80 in all subjects
  • Students with demonstrated leadership potential

North Augusta Scholarship

The North Augusta Scholarship is designed for a new student residing in Aiken County who has demonstrated academic excellence and who could benefit from our individualized, Christian environment while building strong foundations for learning and for life. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to offer this half price tuition scholarship to a qualified candidate for first through eighth grade for the entirety of their EDS education.

Call the Admissions Office for more scholarship opportunities.