Academy High students have chosen an environment where they are encouraged to explore and pursue their passions.  The school’s Pursuit of Passion (PoP) Scholarship is merit-based, and fosters the culture of each student embracing and furthering their unique talents and passions at Academy High.  Are you an aspiring Director?  Mathematician?  Actor?  Athlete?  Scientist?  Entrepreneur?  Dancer?  Social Justice Activist?  Chef?  Artist?  Game Designer?  Poet?  Musician?  Engineer?  Academy High wants to hear about your passion and your plan to pursue it.


Academy High applicants who are entering the ninth grade for the 2019- 2020 academic year may submit an essay, a video, a piece of artwork, or whatever else demonstrates their passion and their plan to pursue it.  Entries must also include the student’s name, email address, mailing address, current school, as well as the student’s parent’s or guardian’s name and contact information.


Email entries to: info@academyhigh.org or please mail to:

Academy High
2302 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL 61820


Finalists will be invited to discuss their submission with the Selection Committee prior to Friday, May 26th, 2019.


One winner may be awarded a full scholarship; additional winners may be awarded partial scholarships.  These awards are applied to the cost of tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year and are renewable thereafter.