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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, 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 the Academy without sufficient notice will be charged the full 100% amount of fees in lieu of notice.

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Overview

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.

Deadline for Submission of Forms

  • Applications for the Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming scholarship must be submitted before Friday, December 10, 2021
  • Applications for the Grade 6 to 12 scholarships must be submitted before Friday, January 21, 2022

Notification of Results

  • Applicants for the Amy Li Chong Yuet-Ming scholarship will be notified in June 2022
  • Applicants for the Grade 6 to 12 scholarships had been notified before the end of March 2022

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

  • Students with outstanding academic achievements in the past three years (Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent school reports).
    • Prospective transfer students are academically in the top 10% in their existing school;
    • The Academy students should achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” and above 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 six subjects: Guided Discovery (Chinese and English), Languages (Chinese and English), and Mathematics (Chinese and English);
      • In Grade 6 to 10, students should generally be achieving at least ISF Magna Cum Laude on their reports (top 10% of their cohort) 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 demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to learning as stated above;
    • Actively contribute to the life of the school; and
    • Serve as a positive role model for the school community.

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.
  • 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;
  • Have 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;
  • Maintain and sustain a good academic standing in the previous three years (Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent school reports).
    • Prospective transfer students are academically meeting or exceeding expectations in their existing school; and
    • The Academy students should achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” and above for each individual subject and in Primary, Secondary MYP and DP, students should be meeting or exceeding grade level expectations in their academic subjects.
  • To remain on the scholarship, students must:
    • Continue to excel in relevant competitions / exhibitions / performances etc.;
    • Continue to demonstrate good academics and commitment to learning grades as stated above; and
    • Serve as a positive role model for the school community.

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

  • Students with outstanding academic achievements in the past three years (Please note that greater emphasis is placed on the more recent school reports).
    • Prospective transfer students are academically in the top 5% in their existing school;
    • The Academy students must achieve a Commitment to Learning grade of at least “4” and above for each individual subject and obtain the following grades in the two years prior to their application:
      • In Grade 9 and 10, generally achieving Summa Cum Laude (top 5% 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 “38” points out of the total score of “42” points (excluding Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay bonus points).

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

  • A Grade 12 student of the Academy and enrolled no later than the start of Grade 11;
  • The 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 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 when excluding bonus points);
  • 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; and
  • Student should demonstrate a high level of Putonghua-English biculturalism.