Overlake is committed to creating a diverse learning community, and the creation of socio-economic diversity at Overlake is supported in part through the financial aid program. As a part of this need-based financial aid program, Overlake offers the two named scholarship programs listed below. Both scholarships are for families who demonstrate financial need through the regular financial aid process; they are not scholarships for families who can afford the full tuition at Overlake. Each of the programs below is different. Please read through the purpose and requirements for each scholarship, and if you are interested, please email Lou Sabino.
Established in 2019, the Gibson Scholarship aims to help close the opportunity gap for African American students in private schools and universities by enabling scholars to grow in an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural environment. Bruce and Lynn Gibson, along with their children Grant (‘14) and Burke, established this fund to provide support for African American students in admissions to Overlake and success later in college. Learn more about our community's values and initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
If you have any questions, please email Lou Sabino, Director of Admission & Financial Aid.
- be of African American or African heritage
- demonstrate financial need and plan on applying for financial aid with Overlake
- exhibit the potential for achievement and be motivated and excited to attend Overlake as well as college after graduation
- submit a writing sample for a prompt provided by Overlake
- The Gibson Scholarship will be awarded to a new student every other year, starting in 2020-21.
- The scholarship provides full support for the demonstrated financial needs of the recipient, both tuition and other expenses.
- The Gibson Scholarship is renewable for each recipient annually as long as the recipient
- maintains good academic standing
- and demonstrates a willingness to be a responsible, engaged member of the Overlake Community.
- Learn more about the Gibson Scholarship
Malone Scholars Program
Since 2007, based on an endowment from the Malone Family Foundation, Overlake has offered this scholarship to gifted students whose families demonstrate financial need. Overlake is the only school in Washington state to have been awarded this endowment.
If you have any questions, please email Lou Sabino, Director of Admission & Financial Aid
- be a United States citizen
- meet all admission/enrollment requirements of The Overlake School
- be an academically strong student as evidenced by grade reports and test scores
- seek a college preparatory education
- show enthusiasm and motivation for maximizing his/her educational opportunities
- have demonstrated financial need of at least 30 percent of school costs
- be applying to or entering grades 7 through 12 at The Overlake School
- Candidates must provide proof of US citizenship.
- If your child does not qualify for Malone Scholar status, financial aid may still be available to help you afford an Overlake School education.
- Learn more about the Malone Scholarship