The Beacon School Scholarship Programme
Each year, The Beacon School considers applicants to a scholarship program that will cover tuition costs for Grades 6, 7 and 8.
Applications for a Scholarship will be evaluated using the following criteria:
1. Academic Merit
The candidate must demonstrate academic ability and, more importantly, an ability for critical and creative thought. The candidate must be able to express herself/himself orally, and in writing. The candidate must display intellectual curiosity, and a wide range of interests and abilities.
Below are some ways a candidate can demonstrate academic merit:
- Above average ACER (OPI) scores (tests in Math and English; given in school)
- School records which indicate the candidate’s excellent academic performance in his/her current school.
- Ability to think creatively and critically, solve problems, etc.
- Ability to write an essay on an assigned topic. This would be done at the Beacon School, at the time of testing.
- In addition, a recommendation from the teacher at the current school who spends most time with the candidate is required.
2. Financial Need
The family of the candidate needs to demonstrate need for financial assistance, but must be able to show ability to meet other financial responsibilities associated with having a child at school. Candidate’s parents will need to submit:
- Current Income Tax Return
- Completed Beacon School Scholarship Application Form
3. Potential Contribution to the Beacon School Community
The candidate must demonstrate an ability to take on a leadership role at Beacon. The candidate must display evidence of responsible citizenship. This may include involvement in extracurricular activities, such as sports, clubs, the arts etc.