Wallach Family Military Scholarship

The Hill School is seeking qualified Wallach Family Military Scholarship applicants for the 2024-25 academic year. Learn more about this opportunity and our past and current Wallach Family Military Scholars below.

Marshall Wallach ’61, along with his wife, Diane, and sons, Marshall ’05, Forbes ’07, and Clark, established the Wallach Family Military Scholarship in 2016. This annual need-based scholarship can cover up to 100 percent of each student recipient’s demonstrated need and is intended for a highly qualified student who is the child of an active duty officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Wallach was motivated by his patriotism; by a desire to increase understanding between the civilian and military sectors of U.S. society; and by his belief that students who have been exposed to the life-broadening experience of growing up as the children of career officers will enrich the entire Hill community.

Qualifications for the Wallach Family Military Scholarship

The Scholarship may cover room, board, tuition, books, academic-related travel expenses such as those incurred for experiential learning opportunities, and other required educational costs such as computer purchases. At least one parent of each Military Scholarship student must be an active duty commissioned officer with not less than 10 years of continuous active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy. However, the 10-year minimum can be waived if the student’s parent died in the line of duty. The student is qualified to receive the Wallach Family Military Scholarship throughout his or her years of study at The Hill if certain criteria are met annually.
The Hill School is urging alumni, parents, and friends to help spread the word about this distinctive opportunity. Community members who know military families or who have helpful contacts through the U.S. Military network are urged to share such information with Tom Eccleston IV ’87 P'19 '21, Hill’s assistant head of school for enrollment management, at Tom also can answer specific questions regarding student and family qualification and selection guidelines. Additional information also appears here. The application deadline is January 31, 2024.

Meet The Hill School's Wallach Family Military Scholars

Emma Murray ’27

Emma is the younger sister of previous Wallach Scholars, Kyle ’22 and Alex ’23 Murray.  Emma’s father, Kevin, is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and is a Colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps and currently is the director for science and technology for the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Va. In Emma’s short time at Hill, she truly appreciates The Hill’s tight-knit community, especially her supportive teachers who want to ensure students succeed. Beyond academics, she’s thrilled that Hill provides so many amazing athletic and art programs and is integrated with the Pottstown community giving students direct access to local events. Emma is looking forward to participating in the Afternoon Arts, Ellis Theatre Guild, golf, chorus, and Hilltrebles, Hill’s a cappella group. She is grateful to the Wallach family for this life changing opportunity to learn and grow and to make a positive impact on the world.

The kindness of the Wallach family has opened up a world of opportunities for me, and I will strive to make the most of this chance to learn and grow.

Saoirse Harlan ’27

Saoirse Harlan ’27 joined The Hill community as a third form student. With both parents serving as Army officers and living most of her life in Hawaii, she is grateful for the sense of belonging and community The Hill has provided in such a short time. Saoirse plans to get involved in a variety of activities Hill offers including swimming, track and field, TSA, hospital volunteering, BioTech Club, Investment Club, Model UN, and the Computer Science Club. She has found her academic experience to be amazing so far and is enjoying how engaging and thought-provoking her teachers are. She appreciates how they make learning fun and create a feeling of family in the classroom. Saoirse is so appreciative to the Wallach family for giving her this opportunity, and she has already made one promise – she will one day do the same for someone else.

Feeling like I finally have somewhere to call home means so much to me.”

Matthew Flynn '25

Matthew Flynn '25 arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2022 as a third form student and our fifth Wallach Family Military Scholar. Matt participates in water polo, swimming and diving, and strength and conditioning. Outside of athletics, he is involved in the Motorsport Club, Pool Club, and Engineering Club. He also enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding. 

Matthew's father is Commander in the U.S. Navy and currently is an English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Matthew has lived in two countries and three states, including Maryland, where is family currently resides. He is thankful to his parents and the Wallach family for this opportunity to attend The Hill.

I’ve grown so much as a student and as a person at Hill. I’ve learned to work hard and the power of incorporating the word 'yet' into my thoughts when facing challenges and obstacles.

Cameron Born '24

Cameron Born '24 arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2022 as a member of the fifth form. Prior to Hill, Cameron attended four schools in four years, most recently in Kentucky and Colorado, due to his father’s military service as a U.S. Colonel in the Army. The oldest of three siblings, Cameron’s interests include the Boy Scouts – he is a life scout who served as a patrol leader; DECA; lacrosse; and debate. In addition to playing lacrosse for Hill in the spring, he participates in the strength and conditioning program and is a member of the indoor track team in the winter. He also loves traveling and is an avid cook who enjoys cooking for his family and friends.

I love living and learning together in this community. The Hill is awesome! 

Read about previous Wallach Scholars

Questions About Financial Aid? Please Contact:

Chris Bala '97 P'25 '27
Director of Financial Aid and Senior Associate Director of Admission
610-326-1000, ext. 7165