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SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships

The Board of Governors of the 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 both academic excellence and a commitment to development of self and others; and
  • to acknowledge our students’ achievements and efforts, particularly in the area of academics, of leadership and mentorship of others and of active and impactful contribution to the school, local and global communities.

 

As this program is separate and distinct from the Financial Aid Program, students who qualify and receive the 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 serves as a guide to the minimum expected academic 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 the Academy without sufficient notice will be charged the full 100% amount of fees in lieu of notice.

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Applications for the 2023-24 Academic Year

Overview

Our scholarships are open for application to all students who:

  • Exhibit exemplary conduct;
  • Uphold the vision and mission of the Academy; and
  • meet the academic and, where applicable, the talent 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.

Deadline for Submission of Forms

  • Applications for scholarships must be submitted before Monday, January 9, 2023. Transfer students who miss the January deadline may contact the Admissions Office

Notification of Results

  • Applicants for scholarships will be notified before the end of March 2023

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 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-Academy students are academically exceeding grade level expectations in their current school.
    • The Academy students must be at least meeting expectations for their Commitment to Learning in all subjects.
    • The Academy students must obtain the following grades:
      • 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”.
      • in Grade 11, achieve at least “36” out of a total score of “42” (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay bonus points).
  • 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;
  • Contribute to the school community; and
  • Serve as a role model for the student body.

Key Features

  • A 50% fee remission of the annual tuition each year for their remaining years as a student of the Academy subject to an annual review. There is no reduction in the Capital Levy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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-Academy students are academically meeting or exceeding grade level expectations in their current school.
    • The Academy students must be at least meeting expectations for their Commitment to Learning in all subjects.

 

The Academy students must obtain the following grades:

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

Key Features

  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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 of the current year as stated below. Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent years:
    • Non-Academy students are academically exceeding grade level expectations in their current school.
    • The Academy students must be at least meeting expectations for their Commitment to Learning in all subjects.
    • The Academy students must 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”.
      • 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;
  • Contribute to the community; and
  • Serve as a role model for the student body.