Wallach Family Military Scholarship

The Hill School is seeking qualified Wallach Family Military Scholarship applicants for the 2023-24 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, 2023.

Meet The Hill School's Wallach Family Military Scholars

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.

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 service in the military 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 plans to run indoor track 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! 

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.

During his time at Hill, Kyle (who graduated in 2022) was a member of the varsity football and track and field teams, played the trombone in Jazz Ensemble, and was particularly interested in physics, history, and mathematics.  

Alex is a member of the varsity football and track and field teams and also wrestles. He shares his brother's passion for history and the military. 

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