Marshall County students eligible for $30,000 scholarship to attend the Webb School

Friday, April 6, 2007

Rising seventh-graders in Marshall County are among those eligible to receive a newly established merit scholarship totaling $30,000 to internationally renowned Webb School in Bell Buckle. Funded by Charles and Delia Goodman of Milton, Tenn., the Goodman Family Scholarship will be awarded in increments of $5,000 each year to a Webb day student beginning with grade seven and continuing through grade 12. The scholarship winner will maintain the award as long as he or she remains in good standing at the school.

"The Goodman Family Scholarship is an excellent opportunity to help talented students pursue a great college-preparatory education," said Matt Anderson, director of operations in admissions at Webb. Anderson said families interested in applying for the scholarship must apply by April 15. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit, not financial need. The recipient will demonstrate his or her ability to excel in both academics and extracurricular activities.

Students must meet the following requirements to compete for the scholarship:

*Be a rising 7th grader.

*Have an average score on TCAP or other standardized test of 93% or higher.

*Submit a scholarship essay.

*Submit a complete application.

*Interview with a representative of the Admissions Committee.

*Have a proven record of participation in an extracurricular activity or in the community.

More information can be obtained by contacting The Webb School Admissions Office at1-888-SEE-WEBB (733-9322) or by e-mailing

Anderson noted that more than $900,000 in financial assistance has been received by the college prep school's current student body, derived from a combination of scholarships, gifts and the school's endowment. "We want prospective student to know that one does not necessarily have to come from a wealthy family to go to school here."

The Webb School is a co-educational day and boarding school for grades 6-12 in Bell Buckle. Founded in 1870 by noted scholar William R. Webb, it is the South's oldest continuously operating boarding school. The school is known for its emphasis on academic excellence and honor.

Day students, those who do not reside on the campus, make up about two-thirds of the student body at Webb. Currently enrolled at the school are students from 13 states and six foreign countries.

The Webb School offers college preparatory and college preparatory-honors courses in most disciplines. The "two-track" system allows students to take accelerated courses in their areas of particular academic strength. Curriculum choices also include more than a dozen electives. Despite its small size, Webb also offers a range of advanced placement classes, by means of which students can earn college credit and/or advanced placement in college courses.

The average Webb faculty member has 13 years in the profession and 11 years experience at Webb. The average class size is 12, but some classes are as small as 5 students.

A wide variety of extracurricular activities are offered at The Webb School. Athletic programs include basketball, soccer, tennis and lacrosse.

More information is available by visiting the school's Web site at