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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 to reimburse any Special Talent expenses such as training and competition fees.

 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 school community, and 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 school, 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 but serve as a guide to the minimum expected academic requirements. The award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the School, and in the case of the Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarship, it is at the sole discretion of the scholarship donor.

Eligibility for the scholarship to be awarded is predicated on the re-registration and return of the student in the following academic year. Scholarship recipients who withdraw from ISF without sufficient notice will be charged the full 100% amount of fees in lieu of notice.


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Our scholarships are open to all students who:

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

For existing students, 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. Scholarships for incoming transfer students are subject  to availability and transfer students may apply for a scholarship as part of the admissions process, or after they have received an Admissions Offer Letter.

 

The ISF Academy Academic Scholarship

 Key Features

  • 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

The ISF Academy Academic Scholarship is open to students who: 

  • Exhibit exemplary conduct and uphold the vision and mission of the school.  Applicants should demonstrate qualities and conduct that reflect the ethos of the Eight Virtues + One;
  • Obtained excellent academic results in the previous three years and the interim report of the current year as stated below. Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent years.
    • Non-ISF Academy students are academically exceeding grade level expectations 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 Primary, scoring 5 out of 7 in each of the following subjects: Chinese, Chinese Guided Discovery, Chinese Mathematics, English, English Guided Discovery, and English Mathematics, 
      • in Grade 6 to 10, students should generally be exceeding grade level expectations in their MYP and non-MYP subjects with no subject scoring less than a  “4”, and
      • in Grade 11, achieve at least “36” out of a total score of “42” (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay bonus points); and 
  • Contribute to the school community (the higher the grade level, the greater the emphasis placed on contribution to the school.

To remain on the scholarship for subsequent years, students must:

  • continue to remain in excellent academic standing/Commitment to Learning; 
  • contribute to the school community; and
  • serve as a role model for the student body.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. In particular, the academic eligibility requirements are a guide as to the minimum expected requirements. The award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the school. 

Eligibility for the scholarship to be awarded is predicated on the re-registration and return of the student in the following academic year. 

Scholarship recipients who withdraw from ISF without sufficient notice will be charged full 100% amount of fees in lieu of notice. 

Please click here for The ISF Academy Academic Scholarship application form.


The ISF Academy Special Talent Scholarship

 Key Features

  • 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

The ISF Academy Special Talent Scholarship is open to students who:

  • Exhibit exemplary conduct and uphold the vision and mission of the school. Applicants should demonstrate qualities and conduct that reflect the ethos of the Eight Virtues + One;
  • 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;
  • Obtained good academic results in the previous three years and the interim report of the current year as stated below. Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent years:
    • Non-ISF Academy students are academically meeting or exceeding grade level expectations in their current school.
    • ISF Academy students must achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” for each individual subject and in Primary, Secondary MYP and DP, students should be meeting or exceeding grade level expectation in their academic subjects.

To remain on the scholarship, students must:

  • continue to excel in relevant competitions / exhibitions / performances etc.;
  • continue to remain in good academic standing / Commitment to Learning; and
  • serve as a role model for the student body.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. In particular, the academic eligibility requirements are a guide as to the minimum expected requirements. The award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the school.

Scholarship recipients who withdraw from ISF without sufficient notice will be charged full 100% amount of fees in lieu of notice.

Eligibility for the scholarship to be awarded is predicated on the re-registration and return of the student in the following academic year.

Please click here for The ISF Academy Special Talent Scholarship application form.


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) Scholarships

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 remain 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

The ISF Academy IB DP Scholarship is open to students who:

  • Exhibit exemplary conduct and uphold the vision and mission of the school. Applicants should demonstrate qualities and conduct that reflect the ethos of the Eight Virtues + One;
  • Obtained excellent academic results in the previous three years and the interim report ofthe current year as stated below. Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent years.
    • Non-ISF Academy students are academically exceeding grade level expectations 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 Grade 8 to 10, generally achieving at least “6” out of “7” in their MYP and non-MYP subjects with no subject scoring less than a “4”, and
      • in Grade 11, achieve at least “38” out of a total score of “42” (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; 
  • contribute to the community; and
  • serve as a role model for the student body.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. In particular, the academic eligibility requirements are a guide as to the minimum expected requirements. The award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the school.

Eligibility for the scholarship to be awarded is predicated on the re-registration and return of the student in the following academic year.

Scholarship recipients who withdraw from ISF without sufficient notice will be charged full 100% amount of fees in lieu of notice.

Please click here for The ISF Academy IB DP Scholarship application form.


The Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarships for University Students

 Key Features

  • Up to 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 in the year prior to the applicable academic year.
  • Valid for any university in the world endorsed by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Eligibility

The Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarship is open to students who:

  • Exhibit exemplary conduct and uphold the vision and mission of the school. Applicants should demonstrate qualities and conduct that reflect the ethos of the Eight Virtues + One;
  • Exhibit proven leadership qualities and are involved in non-curricular activities and community service;
  • Demonstrate a high level of Putonghua-English bilingualism and biculturalism;
  • Have received, or expect to receive, admissions offers (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;
  • Have a minimum predicted IB Diploma score of 40 out of 45 (or 37 out of 42); and
  • Currently attending the Grade 12 program at The ISF Academy.

Please note that the applicant’s academic and personal qualities from Grade 9 onwards will be taken into consideration.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. The award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the scholarship donor.

Please click here for Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming Scholarship application form.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Please obtain the Scholarship Application Form from the website.

  2. Deadline for submission of forms.
    • Applications for the university scholarship must be submitted before Thursday, December 19, 2019; and
    • Applications for the Grade 6 to 12 scholarships must be submitted before Friday, January 10, 2020.
  3. Notification of Results
    • Applicants for the university scholarship will be notified in June 2020; and
    • Applicants for the Grade 6 to 12 scholarships will be notified before the end of March 2020.

Please refer to the school website  for any update on the Scholarship Program.

 

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