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Buterin Scholarship

This academic and needs based scholarship is awarded to a student entering Abelard at grade 9 who displays exceptional achievement in math, science, and the humanities.

This scholarship, named for Abelard alumnus Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of the blockchain/cryptocurrency Ethereum, reflects the breadth of his own accomplishments as a student at The Abelard School, and is funded thanks to his generous donation.


The amount of the scholarship, which is valid for one academic year, is dependent on demonstrated financial need as well as merit, and may extend up to one full tuition.

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To apply for the Buterin Scholarship, please submit the following:

  1. A letter formally requesting consideration for the scholarship.

  2. A 500 word essay describing what of note the applicant has accomplished so far, and describing their future academic and life goals.

  3. A final report card from the preceding academic year, along with the most recent term report card and/or a transcript, if applicable.

  4. Two letters of recommendation. These can be from 2 teachers, or from 1 teacher and 1 other person (not a family member) who knows the candidate well (another educator,  mentor, community leader, etc.).


For more information contact The Abelard School at 416-944-0661 or

Asked by Abelard students about the necessity of a broad-based education for success, Buterin responded:

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