Horton STEM Scholarship

Named in honor of founding STEM teacher Sam Horton, upon his retirement in 2019, the Horton STEM Scholarships provide up to 50% of tuition for students who have demonstrated interest and excellence in the areas of science, technology, engineering, or math. Each year we award up to ten of these scholarships.

Families must demonstrate financial need through our financial aid application process. Horton STEM scholarships may not be combined with any other awards.

Students awarded a Horton STEM scholarship must maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout their high school years at Sonoma Academy.

Who is eligible to apply?
All incoming 9th grade students.

What are the criteria?
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university
  • Have demonstrated outstanding academic performance in middle school by maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 equivalent or higher
  • Have demonstrated financial need by completing a financial aid application at (
  • Complete the Horton STEM Scholarship application, which you can find in your online application
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
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Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

Sonoma Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.