Merit Scholarship Program

Creative Learning Academy offers a limited number of selective, merit-based scholarships to attract and recognize students who exhibit outstanding academic ability, demonstrate exceptional character and have a desire to contribute to the CLA culture and mission.

Creative Learning Academy is Pensacola’s premier preparatory school for preschool through 8th grade students. CLA provides a rigorous and challenging educational experience that goes beyond the usual definitions of academic excellence, empowering students to become confident lifelong achievers. Students develop the critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and self-motivation that distinguish our graduates and inspire them to excel in IB and advanced placement programs in high school and beyond.

Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship

To be eligible for merit scholarship consideration, a student must:

Currently enrolled students must be in good academic, behavioral and financial standing.

Merit Scholarship Financial Benefits

The merit scholarship will cover up to 50% of the regular tuition rate for one academic year and can be renewed for one additional year so long as the recipient re-enrolls by the posted deadline and continues to meet the eligibility requirements for the scholarship. This scholarship does not cover any additional required fees or expenses including, but not limited to: application fee ($100), registration fee ($550), lunch costs, field trip expenses or other non-tuition related items.

Recipients of the Merit Scholarship award are eligible to apply for Financial Assistance and receive funding in addition to the scholarship based on individual need.


In order to be considered for the Merit Scholarship Program, an applicant must complete all the steps associated with application or re-enrollment and submit the related materials outlined under Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship. All required materials must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than May 15, 2018.

Selection Process

All completed applications will be reviewed by the Merit Scholarship Selection Committee at Creative Learning Academy. The number of students who will receive a merit scholarship will be based on academic eligibility, program participation and enrollment capacity at each grade level.


Recipients of the scholarships will be notified on June 15, 2018.

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to both new students and students currently enrolled at Creative Learning Academy. If you know anyone who might be interested in this opportunity, please share this information with them. If you have any questions about the Merit Scholarship Program, please contact the school at 850-432-1768.

This Merit Scholarship Program is designed to attract and retain students in grade levels that would benefit from increased enrollment. The number of awards per grade level may vary based on program participation. As with all scholarship and financial assistance programs, Creative Learning Academy reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this scholarship including termination of the program.