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Merit-Based Scholarship Programs

INTRODUCTION 

The Board of Governors of The ISF Academy has established a Merit-Based Scholarship Program to encourage our students to strive for excellence in their chosen passions, be it in academics, the arts, sports, or other areas. This scholarship program provides for a fee remission of 50% to 100% of the annual tuition fee and, in the case of the Special Talent Scholarship, an annual allowance is also provided.

 The objectives of this program are:  

  • to encourage and motivate our students to strive for academic excellence and a balanced development; and
  • to acknowledge our students’ achievements and efforts, particularly in the areas of leadership, contribution to the Academy community, as well as in their academic studies.

As this program is separate and distinct from the Financial Aid Program, students who qualify and receive an ISF Academy Scholarship may also apply for Financial Aid.

Students who are presently studying in the Academy as well as transfer students are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The Scholarship Selection Committee does not distinguish between existing and transfer students in its deliberations.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. The award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Academy. In the case of the Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarship, it is at the sole discretion of the scholarship donor. 


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Our scholarships are open to all students who:

  • exhibit exemplary conduct;
  • uphold the vision and mission of the Academy; and
  • meet the requirements for the scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded in the year prior to the applicable year, i.e. students in Grade 5 apply for a scholarship that will be applicable for their Grade 6 year. 


The ISF Academy Academic Scholarship

 Key Features

  • Scholarships are available in each grade for Grade 6 to 12 students.
  • Awards the recipient with a 50% fee remission of the annual tuition each year for their remaining years as a student of The ISF Academy subject to an annual review. There is no reduction in the Capital Levy.

 Eligibility

  • Students with outstanding academic achievements in the past three years. (Please note that more emphasis is placed on the more recent school reports)
    • Non-ISF Academy students are academically in the top 10% in their existing school.
    • ISF Academy students should achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” for each individual subject and obtain the following grades in the two years prior to their application:
      • In Primary, an average of at least “5.2” out of “7” in each of the following subjects English, Chinese, English Mathematics, Chinese Mathematics, English Guided Discovery, and Chinese Guided Discovery;
      • In Grade 6 to 10, students should generally be achieving at least ISF Magna Cum Laude on their reports (top 10% of their class) in their MYP and non-MYP subjects with no subject scoring less than a “4”; and
      • In Grade 11, at least 36 points out of the total score of 42 points (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay bonus points).
  • To remain on the scholarship for subsequent years, students must:
    • continue to remain in excellent academic standing/commitment to learning;
    • contribute to the Academy community; and
    • serve as a role model for the student body.

Click here for The ISF Academy Academic Scholarship Application Form.


The ISF Academy Special Talent Scholarship

 Key Features

  • Scholarships are available in each grade for Grade 6 to 12 students.
  • Awards the recipient with a 50% fee remission of the annual tuition each year for their remaining years as a student of The ISF Academy subject to an annual review. There is no reduction in the Capital Levy.
  • Awards the recipient with an annual HK$5,000 training and competition allowance.

 Eligibility

  • Demonstrate excellence in a sport, an art, or any other area. Excellence varies from talent to talent and the Scholarship Selection Committee will take the uniqueness of each talent into account when considering the application. Having a clear plan for the ongoing development of this special talent (e.g. through training and/or competition) is an important factor in the application process.
  • Students with good academic achievements in the past three years (Please note that more emphasis is placed on the more recent school reports):
    • Non-ISF Academy students are academically in the top 20% in their current school.
    • ISF Academy students should achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” for each individual subject and obtain the following grades in the two years prior to their application:
      • In Primary, an average of at least “5.2” out of “7” in three out of the following six subjects English, Chinese, English Mathematics, Chinese Mathematics, English Guided Discovery, and Chinese Guided Discovery;
      • In Grade 6 to 10, students should generally be achieving ISF Honors (top 20% in their class) on their report in their MYP and non-MYP subjects with no subject scoring less than a “4”; and
      • In Grade 11, at least 32 points out of the total score of 42 points (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay bonus points).
  • To remain on the scholarship, students must: 
    • continue to excel in relevant competitions/exhibitions/performances, etc.;
    • continue to remain in good academic standing and commitment to learning grades as stated above; and
    • serve as a role model for the student body.

Click here for The ISF Academy Special Talent Scholarship Application Form.


The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) Scholarship

Key Features

  • Up to five two-year IB DP Scholarships are available for Grade 10 students. Applicants in Grade 11 may also apply for a one-year IB DP Scholarship if any remains available;

  • The scholarship provides the recipient with:
    • 100% fee remission of the annual tuition fee for the two-year IB DP in Grade 11 and 12; and
    • a waiver from the Capital Contribution Scheme in Grade 11 and 12 for transfer students.

Eligibility

  • Students with outstanding academic achievements in the past three years. (Please note that more emphasis is placed on the more recent school reports)
    • Non-ISF Academy students are academically in the top 5% in their current school.
    • ISF Academy students must achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” for each individual subject and obtain the following grades in the two years prior to their application:
      • In Grade 8 to 10, generally achieving ISF Summa Cum Laude (top 5% in their class) on their report / an average of at least “6.3” (out of “7”) in their MYP and non-MYP subjects with no subject scoring less than a “4”; 
      • In Grade 11, at least 38 points out of the total score of 42 points (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay bonus points).
  • To remain on the scholarship, students must:
    • continue to remain in excellent academic standing/Commitment to Learning; and
    • contribute to the community;
    • serve as a role model for the student body.

Click here for The ISF Academy International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Scholarship Application Form.


The Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarships for University Students

 Key Features

  • Maximum of three university undergraduate scholarships to be awarded annually;
  • A maximum allowance of HK$500,000 to be granted over the course of the undergraduate degree. The allowance may be used to cover tuition, and board and lodging expenses;
  • Awarded at the start of the applicable academic year; and
  • Valid for any university in the world endorsed by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Eligibility

  • A Grade 12 student of The ISF Academy;
  • Student must receive admission (which may or may not be conditional) for full time study at an accredited university with degree granting programs in the year of graduation from The ISF Academy;
  • Academic and personal qualities of the candidate starting from Grade 9 will be taken into consideration in the assessment;
  • Student must have a minimum predicted IB Diploma score of 40 out of 45 (or 37 out of 42 if bonus points are included);
    • Student should have proven leadership qualities and be involved in non-curricular activities and community service;
    • Student should demonstrate qualities and conduct that reflect the ethos of the Eight Virtues + One;
    • Student should demonstrate a high level of Putonghua-English biculturalism and biculturalism.

Click here for The Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarship Application Form.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Please obtain the Scholarship Application form from the Academy website.

  2. Deadline for the submission of forms:
    • Applications for the university scholarship must be submitted before Thursday, December 14, 2017; and
    • Applications for the Grade 6 to 12 scholarships must be submitted before Friday, January 5, 2018. Transfer students who miss the January deadline may contact the Admissions Office.
  3. Notification of results:
    • Applicants for the University scholarship will be notified in June; and 
    • Applicants for the Grade 6 to 12 scholarships will be notified before the end of March 2018.

 

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