Malone Family Foundation Scholarship

malone_logoMounds Park Academy was selected in the Spring of 2012 by the Malone Family Foundation as one of the first schools in Minnesota to receive a $2 million endowment for the funding of educational opportunities for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence and whose family demonstrates financial need. MPA was one of 11 schools nationally in 2012 to receive this prestigious opportunity to serve talented students.

The Malone Family Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. John C. Malone, a well known communications and media executive and investor, and his family, with one principal objective: to improve access to quality education — particularly at the secondary school level — for extraordinary students who lack the financial resources to best develop their talents.

Mounds Park Academy is pleased to offer academically motivated students the opportunity to apply for a Malone Scholarship. Students applying for admission to grades 7 through 12 for the upcoming year are eligible to apply. The amount of the award will vary according to the financial need documented by the student’s family.

Who should apply for the Malone Family Foundation Scholarship?

Students applying for admission to grades 7–12 who meet the following criteria:

  • Malone Scholars should be high achievers (generally top 5% of their class)
  • Malone Scholars should be highly involved and independent learners.
  • Malone Scholars should be effective communicators.
  • Malone Scholars should act with respect and integrity.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Malone Scholarship Application
  2. Request a Malone Scholarship Teacher Recommendation
  3. Complete the Mounds Park Academy Admission Application
  4. Complete the Mounds Park Academy Financial Aid Application

Application Timeline

Thursday, December 1, 2016: Financial Aid Process Begins. Malone Scholar applicants asked to submit financial aid application as soon as you are able after this date.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Deadline to complete Malone Scholarship Application, MPA Admission Application, and MPA Financial Aid Application. This is in accordance to our Regular admission timeline.
Early March, 2017:  Malone Scholarship Selection Made and Decisions Communicated to Families

Additional Information
  • All financial aid information is confidential.
  • Students applying for the Malone Scholarship must provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • If an applicant is not awarded a Malone Scholarship, he or she may be admitted and Mounds Park Academy financial aid may be available.
  • For more information about applying, please call Director of Admission & Enrollment Management, Craig Dodson at 651-748-5577 or

How does the Malone Family Foundation select schools for the Scholars program?

The Malone Foundation researched independent schools across the country and invited schools to apply for the endowment. The Malone Family Foundation selected Mounds Park Academy on the basis of our scholastic record, our college matriculation history, our enriched academic and extracurricular offerings, as well as our geographic location in an area not already served by their endowments.