Prairie School offers merit scholarships to prospective students in grades 6-12. Candidates are selected, by invitation only, based upon the strength of their academic record, test scores and demonstrated financial need. If given the opportunity to compete for a scholarship, the student will be required to submit letters of recommendation, a portfolio of recent accomplishments, and will be scheduled for on-campus interviews with key faculty or administration.

Hilpert Memorial Scholarship Program

Funded by the School’s endowment and gifts from individual friends, this program awards multi-year scholarships in varying amounts to new and continuing Prairie students for the years they remain at the School.

The Hilpert Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual, competitive, merit-based, tuition scholarship program for motivated young people who exhibit academic and creative excellence, strong leadership skills, a concern for the well-being of others and demonstrate financial need.

Imogene Powers Johnson Leadership Fellows Program

Established in May of 1997 through the generosity of the School’s founders, the Imogene Powers Johnson Leadership Fellows Program attracts the brightest, most-talented Upper School students.  Ideally, these Fellows will emerge as strong, competent, cooperative, and magnetic leaders, who are models for the School’s ideals, setting a standard for others to emulate.

This program provides four $7,000 fellowships to students entering 9th grade who demonstrate financial need.  Fellowships are renewable annually based on each fellow’s performance and typically follow a student through graduation.

Malone Scholars Program

In 2011, The Prairie School was selected by the Malone Family Foundation to receive a $2,000,000 endowment gift to establish the Malone Scholars Program.  This initiative aims to provide An outstanding education to every top-level student who displays the keen desire and motivation to learn, yet lacks the resources to finance such an education.  Financial support for each Malone Scholar ranges from 30% of tuition to a full scholarship and is renewable through graduation.  Recipients must rank in the top 10% of their class and be new to Prairie in grades 7-10.  Notably, Prairie is the only institution in Wisconsin to be named a Malone School and one of only 50 such schools nationwide.

If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund, contact Aliya Pitts, Chief Advancement Officer, at 262.752.2520 /