Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12

Worcester City Scholars Program

Strengthening Bancroft’s remarkable and diverse student body since 1996

Each year, Bancroft awards two full scholarships to talented, motivated ninth grade students from the City of Worcester whose financial circumstances would otherwise rule out a private school education. The Worcester City Scholars Program is in keeping with the School’s mission to attract inspired students and engaged families who will thrive in our diverse, safe, and supportive community.

Acceptance into the Worcester City Scholars Program is a distinct honor reserved for students who have demonstrated:

  • Exceptional performance in a demanding curriculum
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strength of character
  • Desire and readiness to experience Bancroft’s robust college-preparatory academics, arts, and athletics

As long as they remain in good standing, Bancroft covers the full tuition and all fees for each Worcester City Scholar through graduation. 

Families interested in being considered for the Worcester City Scholars Program should contact Bancroft’s Admission Office during the fall before the student’s ninth grade year to arrange a tour, a student admission visit, and a meeting with the Director of Admission and Financial Aid.

Worcester City Scholar applicants complete the admission and financial aid processes, which include the submission of applications, student transcripts, recommendations, and testing by February 1st. Recipients of the Worcester City Scholars awards are notified on March 10th. Students accepted to Bancroft but not selected as Worcester City Scholars may be eligible for need-based financial aid; however, Bancroft cannot guarantee financial aid awards to all accepted students. 

To learn more about the Worcester City Scholars Program, contact Bancroft School Admission at 508-854-9227 or admission@bancroftschool.org.


Our Scholars have joined us from a variety of Worcester middle schools, and pursued undergrad and graduate studies at many fine colleges and universities. 


Al-Huda Academy, Al-Hamra Academy, Burncoat Middle School, Claremont Academy, Forest Grove Middle School, Holy Name Junior High School, Nativity School, Seven Hills Charter School, St. Mary's School, Sullivan Middle School, Goddard Scholars at Sullivan Middle School


Andrews College, Assumption College, Becker College, Boston College, Boston University, Clark University, Curry College, Franklin Pierce College, Hampshire College, High Point University, Holy Cross College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Regis College, Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art & Design, Smith College, Trinity College, Tufts University, UMass Lowell, University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, University of North Carolina, Wellesley College, William & Mary, Worcester State University, WPI, Yale University


Boston College, Howard University, Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Rhode Island School of Design, Simmons College, Tufts University, George Washington University, UMass Dartmouth, WPI 

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