Nomination and Selection Timeline

Nomination Policy

Camden Scholar nominations should be submitted electronically from either a school counselor or principal. The nominee should attend a Camden City public, charter, or parochial school, and should be a resident of the city of Camden as defined by the Camden Board of Education.

In the special circumstance that the nominee has a current Camden Scholar sibling currently enrolled at MFS, then the nominee may be nominated by a parent or guardian instead of a counselor or principal.

2020 Camden Scholars Nomination and Selection Timeline

Friday, January 19, 2020

Nomination forms are due from Camden School counselors. Families are asked to RSVP for the Camden Scholar Prospective Family Orientation on January 23.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

All candidates (and parents/guardians if possible) meet in the Dining Hall at Moorestown Friends School at 5:30 p.m. with Dorothy López, Camden Scholars Director, and current Camden Scholar students. Families will be given an overview of the scholarship program and the application process will be reviewed.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend as:

  • Tours of the school will be given.
  • The scholarship program will be discussed and questions regarding the application process will be answered by Dorothy López, Camden Scholars Program Director.
  • The Head of School and Divisional Directors will be available to answer questions.
  • Students will share their experiences on being a scholar at MFS.

If you cannot attend, please contact Dorothy López at 856-914-4432 or

Saturday, February 8, 2020

All candidates must take a standardized admissions test. Testing will be held at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University located at 401 South Broadway, Camden, NJ 08103 and runs from 9 a.m. until approximately 12 p.m. All necessary items will be provided; you do not need to bring anything. Snacks will be provided for all test takers. Admissions staff will be available to provide a checklist of the status of all application materials needed.

If you cannot attend, please contact Dorothy López at 856-914-4432 or

Friday, February 21, 2020

The entire Admissions Packet must be completed and returned to Moorestown Friends School. SEE ENCLOSED ADMISSIONS PACKET CHECKLIST.

Thursday, March 19 – Friday, March 20, 2020

Parents will be notified of the selected finalists. Financial aid packets will be mailed home to all finalists. (NOTE: Camden Scholar applicants must complete a paper application. They do not pay a fee for their application process. Camden Scholar applicants do not submit the regular online MFS Admissions application.)

Tuesday, April 7 – Thursday, April 9, 2020

Parents of the finalists will be interviewed by Dorothy López. Financial aid packets will be due at this meeting. Questions regarding the financial aid paperwork can be addressed during this time. Please call 856-235-2900 ext. 226 to set up an appointment. (Please note: MFS will not be in session March 30 to April 3). This meeting is mandatory.  

Monday, April 20, 2020 (6th grade students) / Monday, April 27, 2020 (8th grade students)

Selected finalists will visit Moorestown Friends School for the day. Students will attend classes with a host student from Moorestown Friends School and conduct individual interviews with Dorothy López and other selected teachers and/or administrators. Finalists should dress as they would during a normal day at school. A school lunch will be provided, or students may bring a bag lunch from home.

First Week of May, 2020

Parents will be notified of who will be awarded the scholarship.


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