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Endowed & Named Financial Assistance Funds at North Yarmouth Academy

Endowed & Named Financial Assistance Funds at North Yarmouth Academy

Through the efforts of the Academy and the generosity of donors, numerous awards of financial assistance are offered to NYA students each academic year. The grant amounts and the number awarded vary year to year based on funds made available from the endowment and the Academy’s operating budget. These grants are all need-based, and if applicable, they are awarded based on the criteria established by each donor.

NYA students who are eligible for financial assistance will be considered for an endowed or named grant when they apply, so no extra action is required.

Opportunity & Excellence  In 2021, through the generosity of benefactors. NYA established the Opportunity & Excellence Fund to ensure students from every socioeconomic background can fully benefit from the transformative NYA experience. The fund, used to support new and existing initiatives including, but not limited to, financial aid, reduces barriers that prevent students from accessing the range of activities and opportunities available at NYA.

Allen M. Bornheimer ‘60 Scholar 
Awarded each year to recognize a talented and promising NYA student who, like Allen Bornheimer ‘60, demonstrates tenacity, a dedication to hard work, a generosity of spirit, and is committed to making the most of all the opportunities presented by the Academy.

Bud Flaherty Scholar
Honoring Bud Flaherty, a beloved coach and teacher who worked at NYA for over 40 years, by providing need-based tuition assistance to NYA students.

Dana Vamvakias ‘89 Memorial Scholarship
Created to celebrate and memorialize the life of Dana Vamvakias ‘89 and support financial aid for talented students whose families would not otherwise be able afford an NYA education

Hansen Stround Financial Assistance
Need-based financial aid for NYA students

Jack MacMahon Scholars
Will be awarded to a student with full financial need, entering grade 9-11. The successful candidate will be a student of high character and academic potential, who has demonstrated a commitment to taking advantage of the diverse opportunities available to them at the Academy.

Ideally awarded to a male and female student.

A. Qualified for full financial need
B. Candidate meets all admission requirements
C. Candidate must be of strong character and academic potential
D. Candidate will make strong contributions to the community in the area of athletics or the arts

Lynch-Mote Family Endowed Scholarship
This Fund offers need-based financial aid for NYA students.

NYA Endowed Scholarship Assistance Fund
Provides scholarship assistance to deserving students in accordance with the Academy’s program on financial aid. 

Robin F. Kelley Endowed Scholarship
This Fund provides need-based student financial aid with awarded with preference for students from Maine who demonstrate a passion for learning. 

Scott K. Merrill Memorial Endowed Fund
This Fund supports students who show a commitment to athletics, academics, good citizenship and strives to be the best they can be. The support will be provided as need-based financial aid and the recipient who receives the Scott K. Merrill scholarship will be notified of the award and the qualification for receiving this grant

Steve Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Steve Morris Scholar Program was initiated to honor Steve ‘Mo’ Morris for his many contributions to the Academy as a teacher, coach, and mentor during his 29-year career. The Fund provides need-based aid to two freshmen student athletes each year who meet sound academic and high citizenship standards. The Fund ensures students, who may not otherwise have the means to attend NYA, are given the chance to do enroll and achieve their greatest potential. 

Vincent B. and Barbara G. Welch Fund for Financial Assistance
The Fund provides need-based financial assistance for NYA students. 

William Mann Fund
Established in 1989 with a generous bequest from William Mann, a friend of NYA, to support need-based tuition assistance for NYA students.

In addition to the Academy’s general unrestricted endowment fund and the financial aid endowment funds listed above, NYA has other endowment funds with targeted purposes. A few of the most significant include the following:

Savage Endowment Fund for Faculty Advancement

The Savage Fund is to be used exclusively to support North Yarmouth Academy’s faculty by providing professional development opportunities, salaries, and benefits to attract and retain the most talented, committed faculty members to NYA.

The Susan Knight Cabot Library and Literacy Endowment Fund

The Susan Knight Cabot Library and Literacy Endowment Fund to support the academic programs, materials, equipment, technology and furnishings needed to ensure the Bicentennial Learning Commons at NYA fulfills its purpose of fostering intellect, collaboration and a desire for life-long learning in its students, as well as literacy programs at all levels.

The Character, Service, and Leadership Endowment

The Fund will support a professional staff member to provide vision, leadership, and strategy to NYA’s service, community engagement, and leadership activities. The staff member will be responsible for planning, building, implementing, and evaluating new and existing community service and leadership opportunities across all divisions. The Fund will also support programs aimed at growth and resilience, building confidence, courage, empathy, and an appreciation for social responsibility through coursework or volunteer activities.

 To learn more about giving to or creating an endowed fund, please contact Jennifer Richard, Director of Development at  
Learn more about the admission and financial assistance process at North Yarmouth Academy.