The British School of Milan
IB Diploma Scholarship Programme (Year 12)
Three academic scholarships awarded annually to students of high academic ability
A Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognises a student's academic performance, potential and participation in school life. As role models, scholars will be leading members of the Sixth Form and the broader school community.
The scholarships are open on a competitive basis to all candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria. The award of all scholarships will be based on merit.
- Who are the Scholarships for?
- When will they be valid from?
- Can anyone apply?
- What are the eligibility criteria?
- Can I apply if I already attend the BSM?
- How many scholarships will be awarded?
- How long does an award last?
- What is the value of a scholarship?
- How are scholarships awarded?
- What form does the scholarship assessment take?
- Who will set the examinations?
- What language will the written examination be in?
- Will practice papers be available?
- Where will the scholarship examination take place?
- What is the scholarship interview?
- Is there a specific pass mark to be achieved to be invited for the scholarship interview?
- What language will the interview be conducted in?
- Who makes the decision on the award of the scholarships?
- Are members of the Board of Governors involved in the process of awarding scholarships?
- What is the schedule for awarding scholarships?
- If a candidate is not available on the dates specified, can the examinations and/or interview take place on different dates?
- Once awarded are there any conditions associated with the tenure of a scholarship?
- How do I apply?
- Candidates must be born on or between 1st September 2001 and 31st August 2003. Those born before or after this date are not eligible for consideration for a scholarship for September 2019, but could apply next year for a scholarship for September 2020.
- Candidates are expected to be in the top ten per cent of the cohort in academic terms and be fluent in spoken and written English. As a guide in deciding whether or not to apply, for those students currently following the English National Curriculum it is likely that they are being predicted to achieve a minimum of 5 A* grades at I/GCSE including, where appropriate, those subjects they intend to study at IB Diploma level. Candidates currently attending an Italian school are likely to have achieved a minimum grade score (voto medio) of 8.5 in their most recent annual school report (pagella). For those students following different curricula, the expectation is that they would be predicted to achieve an IB Diploma score of at least 38 points.
- In addition to academic excellence, candidates for a Sixth Form Scholarship are expected to be able to demonstrate commitment to and active participation in a broad spectrum of co-curricular activity beyond the classroom, for example music, drama, sport, social and charitable service, etc..
The value of individual awards will be means-tested and could be as much as 100% of the tuition fee for the relevant year. The minimum value of an award will be equivalent of 20% of the tuition fee for the year concerned. The value of individual scholarships will be based on declared family income and resources following a set procedure. At the discretion of the Principal, other fees may be waived for new entrants to the School.
All awards are subject to annual testing of parental means and may be varied upward or downward depending on parental circumstances.
This is a formal interview with members of the Scholarship Committee - comprising the Director of IB and the Director of Sixth Form. The interview will last about thirty minutes and will include discussion of the candidate’s performance in the examination, their interests and motivation for wishing to be a Scholar. Only candidates who have performed sufficiently well in the written examination will be invited back for interview.
The schedule for the award of scholarships is as follows:
|Registration closing date||Wednesday 31 October 2018|
|Date of Scholarship Examination||Tuesday 13 November 2018|
|Interview shortlist announced||Tuesday 27 November 2018|
|Date of interviews||Tuesday 11 December 2018|
|Announcement of scholarship award||Friday 14 December 2018|
Late applicants will not be considered for a scholarship.
The continuation of a Scholarship is dependent upon good school reports for effort and achievement, attendance and punctuality. The Principal has the discretion to reduce and/or withdraw an award where:
• a pupil’s progress, attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality are deemed to have been unsatisfactory;
• the parents/guardians have failed to support the School, for example by the late payment of any contribution they are making to the fees, or failure to adhere to the Parental Code of Conduct.
Candidates who wish to apply for a scholarship should complete the Sixth Form Scholarship Application Form available here or below. The completed form should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date in October 2018.
At the time of submission, scanned copies of the following must also be attached to the application form:
• A copy of the applicant’s passport data page(s) or national identity card
• A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report (pagella)
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