How to Apply to the Camden Scholars Program

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 17, 2020

Nomination forms are due from Camden School counselors.


Thursday, January 23, 2020

All nominees (and parents/guardians if possible) meet in the Dining Hall at Moorestown Friends School at 5:30 p.m. with Dorothy López, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Camden Scholars Program, 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.
  • Application materials will be distributed.
  • 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.

Please RSVP your attendance by contacting Sonia Boddén at 856-914-4426 or sbodden@mfriends.org.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

The entire Admissions Packet must be returned to Moorestown Friends School by this date.  REFER TO ADMISSIONS PACKET CHECKLIST(NOTE: Camden Scholars applicants must complete a paper application. They do not pay a fee for their application process. Camden Scholars applicants do not submit the regular online MFS Admissions application. Please let us know if you accidentally submitted an online application.)


Saturday, February 29, 2020

All candidates must take a standardized admissions test. Testing will be held at Moorestown Friends School, 110 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Testing will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Please make sure you arrive by 8:30 am to allow for check-in at Stokes Hall.  

All necessary items will be provided; you do not need to bring anything. Snacks will be provided for all test takers. If you cannot attend, please contact Sonia Boddén at 856-914-4426 or sbodden@mfriends.org


Wednesday, April 8 – Thursday, April 9, 2020

Parents will be notified of the selected finalists by phone. Financial aid packets will be mailed home to all finalists. Please call 856-914-4426 to set up an appointment for the parent interview. (Please note: MFS will not be in session on Friday, April 10.)


Tuesday, April 14 – Thursday, April 16, 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. 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.

Characteristics of a Nominee
  • All A’s and/or B’s on report card
  • Participation in extracurricular activities and special interests: in school, church, and community
  • Average to above average scores on standardized tests
  • Excellent teacher recommendations and references
  • Low school absentee rate
  • The ability to adjust and adapt to different situations
  • A readiness to learn and to try new things
  • A desire to attend Moorestown Friends School!

Parental involvement is also very important to the success of MFS students.

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