Bakala Scholars Program

Hilton Head Preparatory School, a leader in education in South Carolina, seeks to attract and cultivate talented young people from the Low Country and beyond. A day and boarding school, we are positioned to provide opportunities for kids near and far who will be the future leaders of their communities and scholars who will help their peers do the same. As the leader in education on Hilton Head island, we seek to invite students from all backgrounds to share in the amazing opportunities on our campus.

Through the incredible generosity of the Bakala Family, we have established the Bakala Scholars Program which is a competitive merit based scholarship program, providing funding to students through partial scholarships of $5000, with additional support up to the full cost
of tuition based on demonstrated need. This program will not only provide incredible opportunities for the selected students, but also enrich our community and help us attract and retain young people who will do great things in and for the school.

The recipients of this competitive merit scholarship will demonstrate academic excellence with an unweighted GPA of 3.7 or hight (A- or higher). Have an excellent record of character and integrity. Demonstrate potential for leadership and positive impact on the community. 

To be considered for additional need-based aid, families are encouraged to complete the SSS financial aid application available at the bottom of the page. 

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  • Application Deadline and Requirements

    The following criteria must be completed to be considered. 
    • Hilton Head Prep Admissions Application
    • Bakala Scholarship Application
    • Official transcripts 
    • Submit two letters of recommendations (1 must be an academic teacher)
    Letters should address academic potential, character, leadership potential at a school like Hilton Head Preparatory and any special circumstances deemed significant by the recommender. Finalists will complete an in-person panel interview. 
  • Finalists and Awards

    • Finalists will be notified by April 15 
    • In-person panel interviews will be conducted the week of April 17, 2023
    • Winners announced by May 1, 2023
    • Recipients of the scholarship will receive up to the full cost of tuition for each year they attend Hilton Head Prep through graduation. 
    • Partial scholarships starting at $5000 are available for all finalists. 
    • Financial aid is available for additional demonstrated need beyond the partial scholarships.
      • SSS Application required for additional financial aid consideration.
For questions regarding your application or any other questions, please contact