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IB Scholarship

We are delighted to invite students to apply for a two year scholarship to the International Baccalaureate Programme for the start of the 2021/2022 academic year.  

Our educational approach is grounded in each student’s unique experiences, capabilities and interests. It empowers students to succeed, preparing them for university and college and giving them a global passport to their future. 

Awards range from $5,000-$20,000 per year and are distributed based on how a student exemplifies the IB Learner Profile

The Hayley Byrne Memorial Scholarship is our highest award at $20,000 per year for two years. Hayley Byrne was an inspirational teacher and leader at our school. She was passionate about the IB programme, giving students opportunities to learn and develop in their academic studies and grow as internationally minded young people. Hayley challenged and supported all students to be ambitious, to become critical thinkers, to stand up for justice and for those in need. She enabled students to graduate with confidence, determination and the knowledge that they can make a positive difference in the world. This IB Scholarship is dedicated in loving memory of Hayley Byrne.

Our school offering includes:

  • Personalised learning
  • Unique education approach in the arts, sports and sciences: including customised classrooms, MIT inspired maker-spaces and Apple technology.
  • Performing Art Programme in collaboration with The Juilliard School in New York
  • Roots in the Houston community
  • International curricula founded on British values
  • Universities worldwide respect the IB Programme as a challenging and desirable qualification and look for this credential on transcripts.

Find out more about the IB Programme and how this sets students apart.

Who is eligible to apply for the IB Scholarship?

We welcome applications from any student whether currently attending or not attending BIS Houston.

Students should meet the following criteria:

  • Entering Grade 11/Year 12 in the 21-22 school year
  • Enter the first year of the IB Diploma Programme
  • Aged 15 or above at the time of enrollment
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and independent thinking, while being respectful of other views
  • Determined to make a difference in the world
  • Students whose school fees are sponsored by a company may go through the application process but are only awarded the title IB Scholar. No monetary awards will be given.

Although English is the language of instruction in the classroom, applications are very much welcomed from candidates for whom English is a second language, although they must show that they are capable of writing and learning in English at the level needed to access the demanding curriculum.

 

How to Apply

Closing date for applications is 1 April 2021.

Required Documents

  • Video essay, no longer than 3 minutes. In the video essay the candidate should introduce themself, their future ambitions, why they feel they would benefit from the programme, what they believe they will bring to the school, and any extracurricular involvement. 
  • Application Form (download here)
  • Recommendation letter from an academic subject teacher. This may a letter or in the form of a video, no longer than 3 minutes. This may be sent directly to jane.chastant@houston.nae.school.
  • Recommendation letter from a non-academic subject teacher, counselor or community member. This may a letter or in the form of a video, no longer than 3 minutes. This may be sent directly to jane.chastant@houston.nae.school. 
  • School reports for the last two years

STEP 1: All required documents and video essay must be submitted together at the same time to Jane Chastant, Director of Admissions and Marketing at jane.chastant@houston.nae.school. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

STEP 2: The Scholarship Commitee will review all applications and invite final candidates for an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

Expectations of candidates who are awarded the scholarship:

  • Follow the IB Programme 
  • Maintain a high level of achievement including academic achievement throughout the two years in order to retain the scholarship
  • Be highly talented and academically ambitious
  • Be keen to participate fully in the life of the school and beyond the classroom 
  • Be an exemplary role model for both peers and younger students

If a scholarship student fails to honour this undertaking, the School reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship award.

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