Tappahannock, VA (October 18, 2017) – The Daingerfield Merit scholarship provides funding to exceptional girls from around the region who apply to attend St. Margaret’s School as day students during grades 8-10.

“We are so grateful to St. Margaret’s for the Daingerfield scholarship,” said Kia Ware. The Ware’s daughter is a now a junior and has attended St. Margaret’s since 9th grade “Not only is it a tremendous honor for us that the school faculty thinks so highly of our daughter’s character and academic performance, but it gives parents much needed help with tuition and budgeting for their entire high school experience at SMS”

Girls who wish to attend St. Margaret’s as day students are eligible to apply for the $5000 scholarship. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding academic performance, strong character and citizenship, and for their potential to excel in all aspects of the school community. Students who are selected for the Daingerfield Scholarship may also receive need-based financial aid.

“The Daingerfield Scholarship matches the potential we see in our daughter,” said Beth Rohne and David Fridley, whose daughter won the Scholarship and is currently in ninth grade at St. Margaret’s. “The vote of confidence the Scholarship gave our daughter made a real difference in her approach to school and life beyond. She recognizes the Scholarship brings with it an expectation to develop that potential and give back, not just to St. Margaret’s but also to her community.”

Applications for the Daingerfield Scholarship are due by February 10. In addition to the general requirements for admissionto St. Margaret’s School, the scholarship applicant must provide two letters of recommendation. Students will be notified of the scholarship award in March. To apply, please contact the Office of Admission at (804) 443-3357 or admit@sms.org “The scholarship funds provided by the Daingerfield Trust have allowed many girls from the region the opportunity to have a global high school experience that truly prepares them for college and life beyond,” said Cameron Sgroi Tuebner,Director of Enrollment Management at St. Margaret’s School.

About St. Margaret’s: Founded in 1921, St. Margaret’s is an Episcopal, girls school for boarding and day, grades 8-12. Its historic campus on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, VA is a welcoming environment for students from across the country and around the world to unlock their passions and reach their potential. To request an interview or more information, contact Patricia Brincefield at 804.466.3142 or pbrincefield@sms.org