Mount Pleasant Student Earns Full Scholarship to New Hampshire Boarding School
August 25, 2014 - Edward “Sean” Lee of Mount Pleasant has been awarded tuition to a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school through a new scholarship program open to South Carolina students.
Each year, the Austin and Lane Meyer South Carolina Regional Scholarship plans to award full scholarships of three or four years to St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. Based on current tuition and fees, the scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.
“We are very excited that The Meyer Scholarship will open doors for South Carolina students,” said Scott Bohan, admissions director at St. Paul’s School. “The scholarship will allow wonderful young people to bring their talents and perspectives to our school and St. Paul’s School will, in turn, offer incredible opportunities for their growth.”
Founded in 1856, St. Paul’s School has an enrollment of approximately 550 students. The 2,000-acre campus features modern technology and athletic facilities, and more than three dozen of its graduates have gone on to Ivy League schools over the past four years.
The scholarship was the brainchild of Austin and Lane Meyer of Columbia. A St. Paul’s School alumnus, Austin Meyer is president of Laminar Research and creator of the X-Plane Flight Simulator. “Lane and I would not be able to give this scholarship today if it had not been for the education I received while attending St. Paul’s School,” Austin Meyer said. “I was challenged to excel, but more importantly, I learned to think in unconventional ways and explore options that are not always readily apparent.”
Sean Lee is the son of Namjin Lee and Young Huang. He is a ninth-grader who most recently attended Porter Gaud Academy. Though certainly not a requirement to be awarded the scholarship, being a standout student influenced his selection as the first Meyer Scholar. Sean’s GPA exceeds 4.0, he is in the National Junior Honor Society, a violinist in the all-region orchestra, captain of his school’s football team, and a three-time all-star in baseball.
To be eligible for the Meyer Scholarship, students must reside in South Carolina, meet St. Paul’s School’s entrance requirements, demonstrate strong leadership skills and posses the potential to make meaningful contributions to the school community.