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Shekou International School offers a rigorous education in a caring and culturally diverse setting. Our program prepares students for admission to leading universities around the world and our students perform well above IB world average scores. If you are an academically strong student that is involved in your school and community, you may be eligible for an SIS merit-based academic scholarship.
Who is eligible to apply?
How to Apply
STEP 1 – Gather the necessary documents
The SIS Scholarship application is online. Before you begin to complete the application, make sure to prepare the following documents which you will submit in the first section of the application form.
2 Years of School Records in English (G9 - G11)
Standardized Testing Results (MAP, SAT, ISA, ETC…) If available
Copies of Awards Received (Scan and save as one document)
Recommendation Forms from the English or Math teacher *
Student’s and Each Parent’s Passport
Passport Sized Photo
*After submitting the application, you will receive a link to the parent account. In your account, click on “Student Details” and select “Student Recommendation Form” and enter the English and Math teacher’s name and email. The recommendation form will automatically be sent to you after you enter these details.
STEP 2 – Write your Personal Statement
You are to submit a 300-word essay, to be written by you, in response to this question:
“What is a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart?”
This is called your “Personal Statement.”
STEP 3 – Complete the online application form
Complete the scholarship application form directly online and upload your Personal Statement as a PDF document into the space provided within this form.
STEP 4 – FOR SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS ONLY – visit to SIS for further stages in the application process
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to SIS, at which time, they will write an essay, sit for a Math exam and an English exam, and attend an individual and family interview.
When to apply and other key dates
SIS is looking for academically strong students who are well rounded and will contribute positively to the SIS community. Candidates are evaluated based on their past academic performance, awards received, participation in extra-curricular activities and their personal statement. Final scholarship award decisions will also take into consideration the results of the candidate’s essay, math and English exams and applicant and family interview. All applicants will be notified of their scholarship status and those students who do not receive an SIS scholarship may elect to apply for admission without a scholarship award. The scholarship award decision made by the school is final and may not be appealed.
Number of available scholarships
The number of scholarships that will be awarded will vary from year to year taking into consideration the number of available seats in each grade, the quality of applications received and the funding available to support scholarships.
Expectations to maintain scholarship
Scholarship awards are intended for the duration of the student’s high school attendance at SIS. Student’s must meet the following conditions to in order to continue to receive the scholarship.
Deferring the scholarship
The scholarship is non-transferable and the term of study cannot be deferred. Should a student withdraw, the scholarship will be terminated and cashing out for the remaining value of the scholarship is not permitted.
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