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.

2021 Camden Scholars Nomination and Selection Timeline

Thursday, January 21, 2021– Nomination Forms are due from Camden School counselors. 

**There will not be standardized testing this year.**

Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – The entire Admissions Packet returned to Moorestown Friends School.  SEE ADMISSIONS PACKET CHECKLIST. (Note: Orientation date earlier for 21-22) (NOTE: Camden Scholars applicants have the option to complete a paper application or the online application. The $45 application fee waiver code is: WELCOME. Please note: MFS is closed from  March 26 through April 2 for Spring Break. MFS will not be in session on April 5.)

Monday, April 12 – Wednesday April 14, 2021 – Parents will be notified of the selected finalists by phone and then finalist letters with financial aid packets will be mailed home to all finalists. Please call 856-914-4426 to set up an appointment. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 – Friday, April 16, 2021 – Parents of the finalists will be interviewed by Dorothy López and Jazzmin Holmes. 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 19, 2021 (Grade 6 students) / Monday, April 26, 2021 (Grade 8 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, Jazzmin Holmes, and other selected teachers and/or administrators.  Finalists should dress as they would during a normal day at school.

First Week of May, 2021 – 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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