Affording Foxcroft

Ruth T. Bedford ’32 Merit Scholarship for the Arts

The Ruth T. Bedford ’32 Merit Scholarship for the Arts will support as many as eight Foxcroft School students with an annual grant of $25,000. This scholarship is designed to support girls who share Ruth Bedford’s passion for the arts and who embody her sense of adventure and enterprise, as well as her integrity. The award is open only to new student applicants. An ideal candidate should demonstrate her dedication to the performing or visual arts and possess a strong desire to excel in that arena. She should be academically focused, inquisitive, involved in the arts community, passionate, and interested in developing leadership skills. It is our goal to award someone who will add to the intellectual and creative richness of the school community and who might not otherwise be able to attend Foxcroft.

Ruth T. Bedford ’32 Merit Scholarship Details

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  • How do I apply?

    Eligible students should submit an application, which includes an essay, portfolio of work, and recommendation. Parents must submit a financial aid form each year as well. The deadline to submit all materials is February 1st.
  • How do I renew?

    This scholarship is renewable annually provided that recipients demonstrate active engagement in the arts at Foxcroft, submit work on an annual basis to her digital portfolio, and complete an annual reflection. Renewal applications are submitted online.
  • What other financial aid options are available?

    Visit our "Affording Foxcroft" page for details about other financial aid options. You are welcome to contact our office with any questions: or 540.687.4340.
Please note that your completed admission application must be submitted to be considered for the Ruth T. Bedford ’32 Scholarship for the Arts. The deadline to submit is February 1st.


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About Ruth Bedford '32

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  • Ruth T. Bedford '32

    Ruth T. Bedford was a 1932 graduate of Foxcroft School. She was a daring and creative woman with a good deal of grit. She was an accomplished horsewoman, sailor, golfer, tennis player, and licensed seaplane pilot.
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