Windsor School launches Million Dollar Scholar search: 10 to be awarded full four-year scholarships

Ten Bahamians – an even mix of boys and girls – will be afforded the opportunity to win up to a full four-year scholarship to Windsor School at Albany, in what is being known as The Windsor School Million Dollar Scholar Search.

The Windsor School Million Dollar Scholar Search is a scholarship competition for Bahamian citizens currently in grades eight through ten. Winners will receive scholarships to Windsor School at Albany, including full tuition, uniforms, daily lunch, books and an iPad.

Tuition for day learners (new enrollees) at the Albany campus, according to the institution’s website, runs between $21,000 (eighth grade), $22,943 (ninth grade), $23,468 (10th grade), $24,518 (11th grade) and $25,043 (12th grade); a one-time enrollment fee is $1,250 and an assessment fee of $175 per child across grades eight through 12.

The competition combines an interview/question-and-answer session, and a talent performance, designed to identify the country’s most talented students in various areas, including general academics, music, art and design, marine biology or business.

Forty students from around the country will be selected to participate in the competition, and will be evaluated by a panel of judges from The Bahamas and internationally, according to Lisa Sawyer-McCartney, founder of Windsor Schools.

“This competition is an opportunity to provide a phenomenal education and experience to the best and the brightest in our country,” said Sawyer-McCartney. “It will provide a pathway to a bright future for young Bahamians who deserve it most.”

March 7 will be the final day to submit applications. Finalists will be notified on March 19. The competition will be filmed between March 26-29 at Windsor School. The Windsor School Million Dollar Scholar Search will air on television and the 10 winners announced.

“Windsor School is about building the excellence within each student and creating early opportunities to chase greatness,” said Dr. Mark Ott, Windsor School’s Middle and Upper School head of school.

“We want to develop and promote our country’s very best resources, which is our bright students, and this competition provides us with an amazing opportunity to do so.”

Windsor School is a private, college preparatory school from Pre-Reception through Grade 12, providing students with a strong foundational education. Beyond the core academic curriculum, Windsor has created centers of excellence in six interest areas, including business, marine biology, golf, tennis, music and equestrian (coming 2022) to give students the opportunity for early excellence and specialization in their chosen subject area.

Windsor School spans two campuses on New Providence – the Lower School campus at Old Fort Bay and the Middle & Upper School campus at Albany. With a strong belief in the uniqueness of each child, Windsor School provides a core curriculum paired with centers of excellence to create early excellence and specialization for students.

• For more information about the Windsor School Million Dollar Scholar Search or to submit an application, visit

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Shavaughn Moss

Shavaughn Moss joined The Nassau Guardian as a sports reporter in 1989. She was later promoted to sports editor. Shavaughn covered every major athletic championship from the CARIFTA to Central American and Caribbean Championships through to World Championships and Olympics. Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.

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