Hobart's Run Scholarship Fund

Hobart’s Run and The Hill School are pleased to announce creation of The Hobart’s Run Scholarship Fund. This gift will provide substantial student aid to a student from the immediate Pottstown area who wishes to attend The Hill for a post-graduate (PG) year.

The Fund’s generous donors, who wish to remain anonymous, have stated that the ideal Hobart’s Run Scholar will demonstrate interest and participation in civic and social responsibility and/or community service and, in particular, in the mission and work of the Hobart’s Run neighborhood and Pottstown improvement initiative.

Hill’s post-graduate program is designed for candidates seeking to strengthen their academic preparation before entering college. PG participants are required to live on campus and therefore benefit from living away from home, with more freedoms and responsibilities, before joining a college community. This opportunity allows young men and young women to pursue higher level courses and improve upon athletic, artistic, and other endeavors while enjoying our diverse community and growing in terms of maturity. Each year Hill enrolls 14 to 16 PGs from across the country and around the world.

“We are so grateful to the donors and excited to be able to offer this scholarship to a highly motivated, talented student from the Pottstown area,” said Thomas Eccleston IV, Hill ’87, assistant headmaster for enrollment management, who noted that substantial financial aid is given each year to local students enrolled in the third form (freshman) through sixth form (senior) years. Interested families may contact Eccleston at

The Hobart’s Run Scholar will be selected by Hill’s Admission Office in consultation with the Headmaster.

Interested candidates must submit a completed application by January 31 and schedule an interview with a Hill admission officer. Learn more about the application process.

A 501(c)(3), Hobart's Run works with its residents and property owners to revitalize the neighborhood through projects that create a clean, safe, and inclusive community; provide incentives for home ownership and home improvements; and generate positive, sustainable commercial and retail development. While initially addressing an area of approximately 600 parcels in Pottstown (Queen Street in the south, North Adams on the west, Beech, Grant, and Jackson on the north, and Keim Street on the east), Hobart’s Run strives to use successes in this focus area to spark and support revitalization throughout the Borough. For more information about Hobart’s Run, please find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @hobartsrun