The Graded Scholar Program
The Graded Scholar Program provides life-changing, full-tuition scholarships and supplementary support to gifted, Brazilian students living in under-resourced communities. By leveling the playing field, we unleash the possibilities for driven, tenacious scholarship recipients.
Throughout Graded's history, diversity and philanthropy have been hallmarks of the institution. In addition to offering transformational educational opportunities, the Graded Scholar Program enhances socio-economic diversity within our school community. In 2014, with the support of the Lemann Foundation, Graded's scholarship initiatives were consolidated into the Graded Scholar Program. Graded Scholars enroll as full-time Graded students starting in grade 7.
Meet a Scholar
Guido Sant'Anna ‘23
Guido Sant'Anna e Silva was awarded first place in the 2022 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition, one of the world's most prestigious. Open to violinists age 30 and under who are embarking upon their international careers, the competition helps catapult winners into the global spotlight. Guido is currently applying to conservatories in the US, Austria, and the UK.
Meet Graded Scholar Program Alumni
How to Support a Graded Scholar
ENDOW A SCHOLAR FOREVER
|What is an endowment? An endowment is a gift in perpetuity. The money donated (the principal) is invested, protected, and generates interest. A portion of the interest earned is directed to the initiative. The fund continues to grow forever.
Current Endowment Total: R$22,318,333 as of May 5, 2023
Option One: One-time payment of R$1,143,000
Option Two: Make an annual payment (adjusted each year for inflation)
Commit to sponsoring a scholar on an annual basis from grades 7 - 12. Payment options may be discussed with the Development Office.
SUPPORT ONE SCHOLAR'S ADDITIONAL EXPENSES FOR ONE YEAR
ADD ONE SCHOLAR'S TUITION TO YOUR MONTHLY BILL
SPONSOR ONE HITOSHI CASTRO OUTREACH STUDENT FOR ONE YEAR
Your gift will impact a child, their family, and, ultimately, their community. For more information on how you can make a difference in a student's life, please contact Chief Development Officer Tracy Harrison at email@example.com.
Graded Scholar Program Selection Process