NEW: Wheeler School Receives $2 Million Grant From Malone Family Foundation
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wheeler School Head Dan Miller, in making the announcement, said, “This is one of the most significant financial aid awards available to independent schools in this country. It is a tremendous honor for the school and a powerful endorsement of our program, culture, and community. Most important, it will provide opportunity to talented and motivated students who will, in turn, strengthen this school immeasurably.”
For gifted students who lack financial resources
The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, well known communications and media executive and investor, and his family, with one principal objective: to improve access to quality education for gifted students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents. Schools chosen as grant recipients are selected through a rigorous research process, and only by invitation, resulting in the addition of a few top-level schools nationwide to the Malone Scholars family each spring.
Wheeler's "full and diverse core curriculum"
"With a full and diverse core curriculum extended by its individual Aerie course opportunities, The Wheeler School is obviously rich with options for its fortunate students, who were among the most enthusiastic and talkative I've met. I believe Wheeler will be a model of the Malone philosophy,” said Cathie Wlaschin, Executive Director of the Foundation.
“The Malone Foundation recognized the creativity and strength of the Wheeler academic program as well as our significant commitment to improving our financial aid budget over the past five years,” said Head of School
Miller. “This grant is about individual opportunity, but it is also a challenge to our institution to continue our efforts.”