Types of scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarships
We make decisions about which students should be offered academic scholarship based on two criteria – academic and personal. As the International Baccalaureate Diploma is an academically demanding programme, and as our purpose in giving scholarships is to attract very able students into the programme who might otherwise not be able to afford our school, academic abilities are given priority in the first part of the academic scholarship process, the scholarship exams. We make decisions about which students should be offered a scholarship based on two criteria – academic and personal.
This is for students who can demonstrate that they possess exceptional talents in the creative arts, particularly in Visual Arts, Music, and/or Theatre, but we are also interested in submissions in creative writing, design, dance, and animation. Our hope is that students will inspire others in the school to develop their creativity in a range of fields. Students applying for our Arts Scholarship are asked to submit a portfolio of their best work in either paper or electronic format. This portfolio can contain between three and five examples of the students’ best work. This should be accompanied by a brief essay commenting on each of the pieces and explaining how the student feels s/he could contribute to the creative life of our school.
This is for students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting the environment and/or advocating for a sustainable lifestyle. The successful student will be expected to contribute to sustainability efforts during his/her time at our school.
Students applying for our Sustainability Scholarship are asked to submit a portfolio demonstrating the work they have undertaken in support of environmental/sustainability issues in the two years prior to the scholarship applications. The portfolio can consist of paper or electronic material and can be written or visual in nature. This should be accompanied by a brief essay commenting on the work undertaken, and explaining how the student feels s/he could contribute to the sustainable life of our school. At least one reference commenting on the student’s environmental/sustainable contributions should accompany the portfolio.