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The Batten Scholarship Program

Distinction in academics, character, and citizenship.

These prestigious scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate the kind of excellence that Culver seeks to instill.

What Makes a Batten Scholar

  • Previously demonstrated excellence in academics, citizenship, and character.
  • A history of involvement in activities within their school and community.
  • A commitment to contribute to the overall life at Culver Academies, both in and out of the classroom. 

Who is eligible

Incoming 9th and 10th grade boys and girls from the U.S. or abroad. 

What it Covers

  • Full tuition
  • Room and board
  • Books and laptop
  • Global Pathways Spring Program experience in the U.S. or abroad
  • Uniforms
  • Summer Enrichment Experience in the U.S. or abroad
Batten Scholarship recipient Francois DeVilliers poses for a photo in the ice hockey rink.

“A Culver education means so much to me, because getting a diploma here opens up so many doors for colleges. Culver built this school on the foundation of leadership. Being taught how to be a leader in every aspect of life is what develops people to the next level. It pays off in the long run.”Francois DeVilliers Batten Scholar

A photo of Frank Batten.

Frank Batten
CMA '45

Frank Batten and his wife, Jane, have helped scores of Batten Scholars pursue excellence in learning, life, and leadership. His experience at Culver prepared him well for further studies at the nation’s top universities: he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Harvard. Under Mr. Batten’s leadership as publisher, the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk received a Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for articles championing desegregation. He also consolidated various media properties into Landmark Communications, founded The Weather Channel, and served as chairman of the Associated Press from 1982 to 1987. 

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