International School of Lusaka Scholarships

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International School of Lusaka is glad to announce its International School of Lusaka Scholarships. This is a Merit-Based Scholarship Program is designed to provide highly capable and motivated Zambian students, who have significant financial need, with an opportunity to attend ISL.

ISL offers a limited number of scholarships each year for exceptional students. Applications are for  outstanding Grade 10 (aged 14-15 years) students and Grade 12 (aged 16-17 years) students for a two-year half-scholarship in the IGCSE and IB Diploma programmes respectively, beginning August 2018.

Applicants who may have overcome personal obstacles related to health, family, social, educational or economic disadvantages and shown strength of character in overcoming such difficulties will have added advantage.

The half-scholarship covers half of the annual tuition fees. Scholarship applicants should be excellent all-round students who make a significant contribution to many aspects of school life and display a consistent record of high academic achievement.

See below for details of how to apply for Internal Scholarships or External Scholarships.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR:

International School of Lusaka (ISL) is an international school in Ridgeway, Lusaka, Zambia. It is equivalent to an American PK-12 school, and it serves levels preschool through IGCSE/IB Diploma/ISL diploma courses. As of 2015 the school has over 700 students originating from 60 countries. The school was established in 1963.

ISL STUDENT ADMISSION  APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for student admission to ISL, please click on the online admissions application link which will take you to the online admissions portal where you can register and start the online application process. The application can be completed in stages but, following the initial registration, you will need to upload the following information or documents for your child to the online admissions system in order to complete the process:

Medical form and vaccination records
Copy of birth certificate or passport
Passport size photo
Child’s grade reports from previous school
Copy of parent’s work/residence permit

If your child is already attending a school, you will also need to download the relevant forms from the online admissions system to give to the child’s present school:

Counselor information sheet
Primary teacher recommendation form
Secondary Mathematics recommendation form
Secondary English recommendation form

 

It is essential that you provide all the necessary information on the online application form and have also told us any concerns you may have about your child. Children whose chronological age does not match their educational performance require very careful placement, and we only offer places to children who are developmentally appropriate for our age-related programmes.

Following payment of the registration fee, an assessment for admission and class placement purposes will be made, which will enable the school to decide upon the most appropriate instructional level/subject selection for your child’s success here at ISL. Once it is established that the school has a programme that can meet the applicant’s learning needs and providing that there is a vacancy in the appropriate year level, the school will offer your child a place.

ISL has a Learning Support department and admits a number of students with slight to moderate learning needs. Children are supported in the mainstream subject classes and also directly by the Learning Support  teachers within the Learning Support classrooms, as appropriate.

What You Need To Know About  International School of Lusaka Scholarships.

ISL is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, accredited by CIS and NEASC and a member of ISAZ and AISA. The school offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP, Nursery-Year 6),  International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC, Years 7-9, from August 2016), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE, Years 10-11) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP, Years 12-13) curricula.

LEVEL / FIELD OF STUDY

Scholarship is open to secondary school student in Zambia

HOST NATIONALITY:

Scholarship is to be taken in Zambia

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY:

Scholarship is available to Zambian Nationals at the secondary level.

TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS

ISL awards 2 half-scholarships each year to students entering the 2 year IGCSE courses (Years 10-11) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Years 12-13). Each scholarship is for 2 years tutition.

The allocation of scholarship funds is balanced between awards to incoming students and awards to students already on campus. Consequently, there are two types of scholars for each programme, Internal Scholarships may be awarded to current ISL students while External Scholarships may be awarded to a non-ISL student.

The half-scholarship covers half of the annual tuition fees and the provision of a graphical display calculator. For external scholarships only, the cost of one annual curriculum-related, residential field trip within Zambia is also paid.

Scholarship awards should serve two equally valuable purposes, recognition of overall merit and achievement and provision of financial support where needed.

For incoming students, scholarship applicants are evaluated in a competitive context. For current ISL students, scholarships recognize concrete achievements during a student’s career study at school.

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A Quick Rundown on the Application procedure:

1. Scholarship candidates should write a formal application letter (1-2 sides A4) to the Secondary Principal of ISL explaining why they should be considered for the scholarship.
2. Applicants should include the following documents with their application:
a. Copies of all their school reports for last two years as well as any other relevant qualifications or completion certificates from those years.
b. A testimonial from their school Principal/administrative Head, summarising their contribution to the academic and extracurricular programme at their current school.
c. Two references, including one from a teacher of their current school.
3. The complete application package should be sent or delivered to:
Secondary Principal (Scholarship Application)
International School of Lusaka
6945 Nangwenya Road, PO Box 50121, Ridgeway, Lusaka

International School of Lusaka Scholarships SELECTION CRITERIA

Scholarships are aimed at all-round students who make a significant contribution to many aspects of school life. As a general rule, the expectation is that students receiving scholarships should display two or more of the following attributes:

Academic Merit
A strong record of high academic achievement is expected if the student is going to achieve at a high level in the school academic programme.
Creative Accomplishment
Students must demonstrate originality and innovation in the arts and humanities, sciences, or social sciences.
Character
Scholarship applicants may have overcome personal obstacles related to health, family, social, educational or economic disadvantages. Any circumstance that shows strength of character in overcoming such obstacles and potential for achievement may be taken into account by the committee.
Community Service
The committee considers not simply a student’s contribution to community service but, more importantly, the impact the service has had on a particular individual or group. The committee will take into account commitment, volunteerism, service learning, field-work, internships and other activities that show civic responsibility and personal engagement with others.
Leadership
Students will be at an advantage if they can demonstrate experience in leading groups and providing direction to others including teaching, training, organizing, managing and carrying responsibility for a club, activity, group or organization.
Financial Need
The committee may take into consideration the family’s financial situation when awarding scholarships. A half-scholarship may assist a family who cannot afford full tuition fees, yet they must be able to pay the half-fees.

 

Full Details for APPLYING For International School of Lusaka Scholarships

The following is the application procedure for INTERNAL applicants:

Scholarship candidates should write a formal application letter to the Secondary Principal explaining why they should be considered for the scholarship (see the selection criteria).

Applications will initially be rated and ranked by the Secondary Principal. The deadline for delivery of completed INTERNAL scholarship applications is: 1400 hours, 3rd Friday in April preceding the start of the school year in August.

The committee will review the applicant’s academic achievements by reference to school reports for Years 8 and 9, weighted towards the current year.
The committee will review the student’s contribution to school life e.g. student council, sports, extracurricular activities etc, based on a survey completed by relevant teachers and the student’s current form tutor. Students may be asked to complete the same survey as part of a self-assessment.
All candidates will take part in a group activity (e.g. discussion, teamwork or role-play) facilitated by the Secondary Principal, the criteria for scoring to be determined and scored by observers (e.g. Principal, School counsellor, scholarship committee)
Up to 3 finalists will be interviewed by the scholarship committee before a final decision is made.

The following is the application procedure for EXTERNAL applicants:

Scholarship candidates should write a formal application letter to the Secondary Principal of ISL explaining why they should be considered for the scholarship (see the selection criteria). Applications will initially be rated and ranked by Secondary Principal. The deadline for delivery of completed EXTERNAL scholarship applications for school year 2017-18 is: 1400 hours, Monday 15th May, 2017.
Applicants should include with their application, copies of their school reports for last 2 years as well as any other relevant qualifications or completion certificates from those years, a testimonial from their school summarizing their contribution to the academic and extracurricular programme at their current school and 2 references, including one from a teacher.
The complete application package should be sent or delivered directly to the school at the address on the right hand side of this page.

 

INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS

The following information applies to ALL applicants:

Successful candidates will be notified of the scholarship award by the 1st Friday after 6th June preceding the start of the school year in August.
The parent/guardian of the successful applicant will be required to confirm that they are able and willing to pay half of the ISL annual tuition fees (Falling behind in tuition fee payments will lead to cancellation of the scholarship).
Scholarships are given for two years for either the IGCSE or the IBDP. IGCSE (Year 10-11) scholarships do not extend into IBDP (Years 12-13). Students would need to reapply at the end of Year 11 if they wish to be considered for an IBDP scholarship following on from an IGCSE scholarship.
The school will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with unsuccessful candidates regarding their applications or the school’s decisions on awarding the scholarships.

 

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