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Protocol for Scholarship Program

Introduction

The purpose of the BCIS Scholarship Program promotes excellence in the Secondary School by awarding scholarships to extraordinary students, irrespective of their families’ financial status. 

BCIS Scholarships are investments in the personal, creative, and intellectual development of each student. The educational opportunities made possible by these scholarships encourage each student to give back to her/his community and participate in an ongoing network of support for BCIS’ alumni program.

BCIS Scholarships are normally awarded to students in their final four years of school (exceptional students aged at least 14 years by 31 August of the relevant school year). Students awarded scholarships are expected to complete their High School at BCIS.

BCIS awards two kinds of scholarship: academic scholarships and merit scholarships, which are intended to inspire and nurture exceptional talents for students who embody and exemplify the mission and vision of BCIS.

Academic scholarships are awarded annually as determined by academic achievement and academic potential. Merit scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of evidence of high achievement and outstanding academic or non-academic potential in a specific area of endeavor in the fields of sport, writing, the arts, mathematics, science, and technology.

 

Eligibility of Candidates

Applications are invited both from students currently enrolled at BCIS and from students enrolled in other schools. Students of all nationalities from grades 9 to 12 are eligible to apply (and exceptional students aged at least 14 years by August 31st of the relevant school year may be considered).

Overseas students from families planning to move to Beijing for the start of the relevant school year are also eligible to apply.

 

Process

Current BCIS Students

Please write a one-page essay indicating why you believe you should receive a scholarship. Please ask two faculty members, who can comment personally about your academic achievements and contributions to the community to write you confidential recommendations. In addition to your essay and letter of recommendation, please submit all the required documents and portfolio (where applicable) as per scholarship requirements. Submit your completed scholarship application to the BCIS Secondary School Principal.

New Students

Please complete the online admission application and submit your scholarship application and supplemental materials (where applicable). (www.bcis.cn/apply )

(i)            Academic Scholarships

The award of academic scholarships is based upon the following selection process, criteria and provision of relevant documents:

  1. Examinations or equivalent:
    1. Written examinations in English and Mathematics.
    2. SSAT score
    3. A written and oral examination in Mandarin Chinese or other language as appropriate.
    4. Oral English assessment
  2. A written personal statement of the student is seeking to be a BCIS scholarship awardee, how the student will contribute as an alumnus/after graduation including the student’s achievements and aspirations
  3. Previous school records and, as applicable, public examination results.
  4. At least two letters of reference (Academic and Character).
  5. Exemplifies and embodies the BCIS mission and vision; and
  6. An interview by the Scholarship Committee.

Once awarded, a scholarship is renewed annually until the student graduates from BCIS, subject to an annual review of student progress based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent end of year academic progress reports
  • The award of Honors or High Honors for each semester
  • Outstanding service to the community
  • Exemplary behavior towards teachers, peers, and other members of the BCIS community.

(ii)          Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are awarded in the fields of sport, writing, the arts, mathematics, science, and technology. A merit scholarship application includes the provision of:

  1. A portfolio of demonstrated achievement including but not limited to certificates, letters of commendation, testimonials, published work, photographic and video evidence.
  2. A written personal statement of the student is seeking to be a BCIS scholarship awardee, how the student will contribute as an alumnus/after graduation including the student’s achievements and aspirations (process, documents material).
  3. Previous school records and, as applicable, public examination results.
  4. Two Letters of reference (Merit and Character);

The award of merit scholarships is based upon the following selection process and criteria:

  1. Evidence of excellence in the area of merit.
  2. Observations of the student’s performance in the area of talent by a faculty member with expertise in the area of talent specified by the student. (process, documents material)
  3. Exemplifies and embodies the BCIS mission and vision
  4. Interview by the Scholarship Committee and a faculty member with expertise in the area of talent specified by the candidate.

Once awarded, a merit scholarship is renewed annually until the student graduates from BCIS, subject to an annual review of student progress based on:

  • Evidence of continuing excellence in the specific area of merit
  • Evidence of willingness to nurture others in the specific area of merit (e.g. Leading an Enrichment Activity)
  • Service to the community through performance in the special area of merit
  • Excellent end of year academic achievement report
  • Exemplary behavior towards teachers, peers and other member of the BCIS community

Applications for Scholarship consideration must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee no later than 1 April each year. The Scholarship Committee will engage in a review of all scholarships annually by 15 April for recommendation to the Board of Trustees by the Head of School.

 

Note:

  1. 2017-2018 academic year: Scholarship application closing date 1 April 2017

 

Additional external scholarships may apply up to August 1st of the new academic year.

 

Submission

  1. All current BCIS student scholarship applications must be submitted to the BCIS Secondary School Principal.
  2. All new student scholarship applications must be submitted to the BCIS Office of Admissions.

 

No.77  Baiziwan Nan Er Road, Chaoyang District,  Beijing  100022, P.R.China

北京市朝阳区百子湾南二路77 100022

Fax: (86)010 8771 7778

 

Scholarship Notification

Scholarship notifications will be in writing by 15 June from the Office of Admissions.

 

Questions

For any questions please contact either the BCIS Admissions Office or the BCIS Secondary School Principal.

Tel: (86)010 8771 7171

Email : sam.savou@bcis.cn

Email : colleen.drisner@bcis.cn

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