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The Renaissance Scholarship

An arts-based scholarship for prospective students who are passionate in their pursuit of design, visual arts, and/or performing arts. Candidates should be committed to the study of the arts, while also balancing their achievements in all academic subjects, participation in extracurricular activities, and community engagements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Prospective students seeking enrollment at SCIS for Grades 6 through 11
  • Evidence of consistent academic achievement at their current school (i.e. reports, rankings, awards, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability, achievement, and passion for the arts
  • Balanced approach to academic success, extra-curricular pursuits, and community involvement

Award:

  • Between 25-75% of the annual tuition fee

Duration:

  • Valid for up to 4 years, with the opportunity to renew through to graduation
  • Subject to annual review of qualifications

 

How to Apply:

  1. Review the SCIS Admissions Guidelines to confirm your eligibility for admission.
  2. Submit the SCIS Scholarship Application Form.
  3. Upload your Essay Response and Personal Statement.
  4. Provide your current academic year semester / annual school reports and your full annual school report from the previous academic year.
  5. Submit a portfolio of 5-10 pieces of artwork from any medium that best represent your talents and passion for the arts (i.e., drawing, painting, sketching, digital media, audio, video, etc.).
  • Preferred format: combine all artwork samples into one digital portfolio (i.e. PowerPoint or Keynote), then convert and save it as a PDF before uploading. Ensure the file size is reduced to no larger than 20MB or compress the file if necessary. Alternatively, provide a transfer link to download the digital portfolio.

Application Timeline:

  • The deadline to apply for a scholarship through the SCIS International Scholars Program is Friday, December 23, 2022. Given the timely process for applying for a scholarship and admission to SCIS, it is recommended to complete the scholarship application as early as possible before the posted deadline. Application review will commence on a rolling basis.
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the SCIS Scholarship Committee and preliminary feedback regarding eligibility will be communicated shortly thereafter.
  • Eligible candidates will be prompted to complete the full SCIS Application for Admission and submit all supporting documents.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with a member of the SCIS Scholarship Committee to discuss their candidacy, and may be asked to complete an aptitude assessment in literacy and mathematics.
  • Scholarship awards will be communicated by February 24, 2023.

For questions regarding the SCIS International Scholars Program and/or for assistance in submitting your supporting documentation, please contact scholarships@scis-china.org.


The Renaissance Scholarship Application Form

Required

Applicant Information:

Name of Applicantrequired
First Name
Last Name
Must contain a date in M/D/YYYY format
Select the answer that best describes the basis of your scholarship application.

Contact Information:

Please provide the contact information for the primary parent supporting this scholarship application.

Name of Parentrequired
First Name
Last Name

Student Application:

We ask that the student independently completes the Essay Question and Personal Statement honestly and to the best of their ability, taking the time required and demonstrating a strong effort to help our SCIS Scholarship Committee better understand the student and how they would fit within our school community.

Essay Question: What is one piece of artwork or creative work that has influenced you as an artist and how has it impacted your own craft?

Preferred File Format: Type your response in a word processor, then convert and save it as a PDF before uploading. Your essay should contain a minimum of 150 words and should not contain more than 500 words.

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Personal Statement: Why do you believe you are the ideal candidate for the Renaissance Scholarship? How do you envision yourself succeeding within the SCIS community and the IB Programme?

Preferred File Format: Type your response in a word processor, then convert and save it as a PDF before uploading. Your personal statement should contain a minimum of 150 words and should not contain more than 500 words.

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School Reports:

Submit your current academic year semester / annual school reports and your full annual school report from the previous academic year.

Note: It is recommended to combine all school reports into one PDF and upload it as one file no larger than 20MB. If it is necessary to upload multiple files, then you must select all files together at one time. You are able to select up to five files together within each upload field. If you have difficulties uploading your files, please contact scholarships@scis-china.org.

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Portfolio of Art:

Submit a portfolio of 5-10 pieces of artwork from any medium that best represent your talents and passion for the arts (i.e., drawing, painting, sketching, digital media, audio, video, etc.).
 

Preferred format: combine all artwork samples into one digital portfolio (i.e. PowerPoint or Keynote), then convert and save it as a PDF before uploading. Ensure the file size is reduced to no larger than 20MB or compress the file if necessary. Alternatively, provide a transfer link to download the digital portfolio. If you have difficulties uploading your files, please contact scholarships@scis-china.org.

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