Tampa Preparatory School: a private, coeducational day school for grades 6 - 12Tampa Prep Terrapins: Student Life
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Tampa Prep’s endowment, like endowments at most independent schools, is a collection of various restricted and unrestricted funds. While individuals and organizations establish named endowments through sizable initial gifts, the funds may also grow through smaller, ongoing gifts from other supporters of the School. Our current endowment is inadequate to meet the needs of our programs. The School is always interested in adding to Prep's endowment. If you would like to make a contribution to an existing fund or establish a new one, please call or e-mail Susan Depatie at (813) 251-8481, ext. 4007 or

Tampa Prep’s endowment funds provide financial assistance to qualifying students, support faculty salaries and professional development, and sustain curriculum and facilities.

The following endowment funds provide support for professional development and faculty salaries:

The Sigety Family Academic Chair
An endowment fund established using funds donated by the Sigety Family Foundation to create one or more Faculty Chairs. Faculty award recipients receive a stipend additional to their salary, to be used at their discretion, in pursuit of professional development and educational opportunities, or to benefit the School in general.

Susanna F. Grady Curriculum Research Development Fund
This fund, created in honor of former Head of School Susanna F. Grady, supports faculty initiatives to develop innovative curricular projects during the summer months. Faculty apply for funds and grants are awarded annually by vote of the Curriculum Committee. 

Endowment for Excellence
This endowment supports faculty professional development opportunities.

The Glenn C. Vaughn Fund for Language Study and Cultural Exchange
This fund supports grants, awards or stipends for materials, programs or projects that stimulate enthusiasm for foreign language and cultural exchange.

The following endowment funds are for the purpose of tuition assistance:

Tampa Prep Alumni Financial Assistance Fund
Established by the Tampa Prep Alumni Association Board in 2005, this fund when fully funded will support need-based financial aid.

Whiting Family Scholarship Fund
These funds support need-based financial aid for Academy Prep graduates who attend Tampa Prep.

D. Gordon MacLeod Endowment Fund
In keeping with the School’s Mission and commitment to creating a socio-economically diverse student population, and to honor former Head of School Gordon MacLeod, this fund is to provide additional tuition assistance to middle income families who qualify for need-based grants as determined by the School’s Financial Aid decision process.

William J. Angell II Scholarship
Tuition assistance is provided for an African-American continuing student in his or her junior year.

Francis J. (Jack) Thompson Scholarship
Provides financial assistance to an outstanding English student in his or her sophomore or junior year.

L. Laird Davis Scholarship
Financial aid is provided to an outstanding student leader in his or her sophomore or junior year.

Stephen P. Adams '82 Award
This financial award is presented annually in honor of Stephen P. Adams, Class of '82, to a student who exemplifies his qualities of caring, school spirit, and involvement in school activities.

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