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The Academy Scholarship

We are delighted to invite students to apply for a two year scholarship for the start of the 2022/2023 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 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 
  • Multiple pathways for high school students depending on their goals post high school

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

Who is eligible to apply for The Academy Scholarship?

We welcome applications from any student who is a rising Year 12 (equivalent to Grade 11) student whether currently attending or not attending BIS Houston. 

Students should meet the following criteria:

  • Entering Year 12/Grade 11 in the 22-23 school year
  • 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 Academy 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

The closing date for applications is 8 April 2022.

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 below)
  • 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
  • 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 
  • School reports for the last two years
  • Any additional recognition the student wishes to share with the Scholarship Committee

STEP 1: All required documents and video essay from the student must be submitted together at the same time to Jane Chastant, Director of Admissions and Marketing at 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:

  • 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.

Class of 2020 Graduation