WRUS Receives Grants for Financial Aid

Wye River Upper School (WRUS) is pleased to announce receipt of pledged funds to support the tuition for an eligible Dorchester County high school aged student, who because of learning differences would benefit from attending WRUS for up to four years. The new grant is made to the school by the George B. Todd Fund of the Mid Shore Community Foundation. A match has been pledged to the school by another local donor, making this grant a significant opportunity for a Dorchester County student and family. The qualified applicant must reside in Dorchester County, meet appropriate admissions requirements and demonstrate a financial need. WRUS seeks students of average and above average ability, who may be impacted by learning differences, including ADHD, dyslexia and Aspergers Spectrum Disorders. The applicant must demonstrate a motivation to succeed as a student at WRUS. WRUS offers a college preparatory curriculum characterized by individualized learning and instruction, leading to a high school diploma approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

In addition to the targeted Dorchester County funds, WRUS has received several grants from other local foundations to assist qualified students from both the Mid Shore region and western shore counties with the 2012-13 school year tuition. Students must meet admissions criteria and demonstrate financial need. For more information, families are encouraged to contact Katie Theeke at 410.384.4588, katietheeke@wyeriverupperschool.org.