Wallach Family Military Scholarship

The Hill School is seeking qualified Wallach Family Military Scholarship applicants for the 2022-23 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. Read more about the generosity of the Wallach Family and The Hill's first Wallach Family Military Scholar Amelia Sniffin '19.
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, 2022.

Meet The Hill School's Wallach Family Military Scholars

I am excited to be part of such a fantastic community, supported by kind and helpful faculty members, where I can thrive. I want to learn and grow, and The Hill really allows me to do just that. I am grateful to the Wallach family for this opportunity to achieve so much more than I would have if I hadn’t come to Hill.

Emily Fairfield '22

Female student smiling and standing outside on Hill's campus

Emily Fairfield '22 arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2018 as a third-form student and our second Wallach Family Military Scholar. She's co-captain of the girls' crew team, a prefect of third-form students in Dutch Village, and vice president of the FETS Club. Emily's father is a Colonel in the U.S. Army, giving her a challenging, yet rewarding life with lots of change and opportunity. Emily has lived in eight different states and attended nine different schools throughout her life. Without the Wallach Family Military Scholarship, Emily would have to attend up to three different high schools and would never have had the opportunities to do the things she now loves. The scholarship gives Emily stability in her life, academics, and sports.

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. His main sport is water polo, which he plays in the fall. He plans to participate in swimming in the winter to help stay in shape for water polo, and he will join the crew team in the spring, which will be a new experience for him. 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.

Alex '23 and Kyle '22 Murray

Two male students standing near football field
We are deeply grateful to the Wallach family for the opportunity to be at Hill.”

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Kyle ’22 and Alex ’23 Murray have had the typical path of military children moving from place to place throughout their lives.  Their 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. The Murray brothers and their family have lived in seven cities and the boys have attended six schools. The boys and their parents, Kevin and Maria, are excited for them to put down roots at Hill and take advantage of all Hill has to offer.

Both Kyle and Alex hold black belts in Tae Kwon Do and play football for Hill.  Kyle also plays the trombone in Jazz Ensemble and is interested in physics, history, and mathematics.  Alex also wrestles and has brought with him to Hill a deep interest in history and the military. Both Kyle and Alex are on Hill's track and field team.

 Amelia Sniffin '19

I am so grateful for the Wallach Family Military Scholarship. Hill never would have been an option without it. Having the opportunity to attend The Hill School for three years and make friendships that I know will last a lifetime is a blessing.

Amelia Sniffin ’19 arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2016 as the first Wallach Family Military Scholarship recipient. Prior to Hill she had never been at a school for three years, living in five different states and spending more than four years in Germany.  Amelia’s father, Colonel Peter Sniffin, is a member of The Hill School class of 1981 and a Chaplain in the U.S. Army. Amelia was involved in many areas of campus life. She served as head dormitory prefect, deputy news editor for The Hill News, a member of the varsity girls’ basketball team; a volunteer at the local Boys’ and Girls’ club, and co-president of the Spiritual Life Committee. Amelia is currently attending Wheaton College.