Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2001
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2001 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
Oakland, California 94602
The College Preparatory School is a four year, co-educational, independent high school. Founded in 1960 by Mary Harley Jenks and Ruth Willis and located in Oakland, California, the school serves approximately 320 students from the greater San Francisco Bay Area. CPS continues to pursue the vision of its founders and its mission of preparing students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by providing a rich learning environment in which students are encouraged to sharpen their academic and intellectual skills, explore new interests and individual talents, and develop their abilities as community leaders and life-long learners.
Education at CPS focuses on the development of critical thinking, clarity of expression in writing and speech, a sense of historical and cultural perspective, a solid understanding of science and mathematics, and a mature aesthetic sense. As our name implies, we prepare all of our talented students for four-year colleges and universities. Our curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive, with core academic disciplines balanced by a wide range of options in music, the arts, dance and theater, athletics, debate, and community service.
Representing a rich variety of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, CPS students and teachers work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust; they share an enjoyment of learning and pride in the school's excellence.
Staunton, Virginia 24401
The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted
Mary Baldwin is the only college in the country with a full-time residential program for gifted females as young as rising ninth-graders. Begun in 1985, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted draws students from all over the country to Mary Baldwin's landmark campus on a hill overlooking historic Staunton, the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin, a private, independent master's level university, stresses learning and leadership, features small classes and caring instructors and mentors, and is ranked among the best in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Its residential undergraduate student body of about 900 is exclusively women.
The new PEG Center in the heart of campus is a state-of-the-art home for the nationally acclaimed program, containing residences for students and staff, gathering areas, and a host of amenities. PEG students win prestigious scholarships, earn degrees with highest honors, and go on to prominent graduate schools and challenging careers. Thanks to feedback from students and parents and the ongoing scrutiny of scholars, PEG is continually refined and enriched. Recent books on education for the gifted have cited PEG as exemplary. Along with classes to help them make the transition to college work, PEG students take the same courses and pursue the same majors (more than 30) and degrees (bachelor of arts or science) as other students. They captain sports teams, take part in all activities, and are elected leaders of student government. PEG students are a source of pride for everyone at Mary Baldwin, including professors, though to a casual observer they are usually indistinguishable from other students.