The MacFarlane Leadership Scholarship is a need-based scholarship, awarded to incoming ninth graders who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership or leadership potential and/or have shown outstanding character. This scholarship is reserved for students with demonstrated financial need to meet the cost of attendance, and whose potential may be supported by Chadwick’s academic, social and leadership opportunities. Uniquely, this will include both U.S. and study abroad program opportunity, with costs covered by the MacFarlane Leadership Scholarship.
Ruth and Roger MacFarlane, who are the parents of Chadwick alumni Taryn ’94, Alex ’95, Katherine ’05, and Jessica ’07, established the MacFarlane Leadership Scholarship Fund in 2007 to fund the Scholarship in perpetuity. Ruth MacFarlane is a longtime member of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation Board of Trustees, and Ruth and Roger co-chaired Chadwick’s Annual Fund in 1996 and 1997.
Motivated by the MacFarlanes, an important additional gift of $1.25 million from the Tambour Foundation in March 2014 doubled the number of MacFarlane Leadership Scholars attending Chadwick’s Upper School. The Tambour Foundation’s generous continued investment in the MacFarlane Leadership Scholarship Fund, with three additional grants totaling $2.55 million in May 2018, will increase the number of Scholars to twelve by the 2022-23 academic year. This is an exciting opportunity both for our candidates and for Chadwick School.
The first MacFarlane Leadership Scholars already graduated from Chadwick, and currently thriving at their respective colleges.
Chadwick believes leadership takes many forms: elected or appointed leadership positions, and also ethical leadership, and informal leadership, such as showing initiative in teaching a group project or volunteer activity, or the ability to set an example, or involve or motivate others.