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Financial Assistance, Bursaries, and Scholarships

WOULD YOUR CHILD FLOURISH AS A MEMBER OF A GLOBAL COMMUNITY IN SURREY?
OUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS MAY HELP REALIZE YOUR AMBITION

TASIS The American School in England offers an exceptional range of opportunities, including our Global Community Scholarships, to enable children with intellectual curiosity, principles, and an open mind to thrive at our School.

We offer means-tested Financial Assistance to new and current members of the School at any grade, via completion of an application form and process. Additional bursary support is also available at Grade 8/Year 9 and Grade 11/Year 12, Financial Assistance of up to 100% of tuition fees may be awarded to any qualifying student, currently attending school in any country, who satisfies our academic requirements.

Our Global Community Scholarships are non-means-tested awards, of up to 25% of tuition fees, available to students excelling in their academic studies, with the potential to make an exceptional contribution to our School, including in the sports, arts, or extracurricular activities. Grade 8/Year 9 awards are available to students who have attended a UK school, including TASIS, for a minimum of a year; Grade 11/Year 12 awards are available to students attending school in any country. One of our grade 11 scholarships will be reserved for alumni of our Summer Program.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND BURSARIES

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – NEW MEMBERS OF OUR SCHOOL

For full information about, and to apply for, our means-tested Financial Aid for new students please contact our Admissions Office on ukadmissions@tasisengland.org.  Existing members of our school community should contact the Business Office (all grades).

All applications for financial support are means tested. Applicants are required to submit evidence of their circumstances, capital, and other assets. Means testing is carried out annually and levels of support will fluctuate with parental income.

JUNIOR (GRADE 8/YEAR 9) AND SENIOR (GRADE 11/YEAR 12) BURSARIES – NEW APPLICANTS TO THE SCHOOL

Junior Bursaries are available to students who have attended a UK school for a minimum of a year; Senior Bursaries are available to students attending school in any country. Bursary holders will benefit from additional assistance with exam fees, busing, and contributions towards school trips

Eligibility for Bursaries – New Applicants to the School

TASIS England’s mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and to embolden each learner to flourish as a principled, open-minded, and compassionate member of a global community. Bursaries will be awarded to candidates who show evidence of:

·      Their learning through curiosity
·      Ownership of their learning process
·      Character development
·      Commitment to service and community

Eligibility for a bursary is initially assessed on the basis of the parents’/guardians’ financial circumstances.

Bursaries will be offered to students on entry who:

·      Meet the School’s normal academic requirements for admission
·      Have attended a school in the UK for the entire school year prior to year of this first entry to TASIS (for Grade 8 entry only – those students not meeting this criterion will be considered for our Financial Assistance opportunities)
·      Whose parents have demonstrated their inability to afford a full fee-paying place
·      May live in circumstances of economic or social deprivation

We welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

All applications for financial support are means tested. Applicants are required to submit evidence of their income, capital, and other assets. Applicants (normally both parents) may be interviewed by members of the School’s staff who visit the candidate’s home before the offer of financial support is confirmed. Means testing is carried out annually and levels of support will fluctuate with parental income.

Families and students applying for bursary awards will also be considered for scholarships if eligible, and applying to the school at Grade 8 or 11. 

Bursaries are made towards the cost of the fees (which include lunches and text books). The School will also meet the costs charged by the exam boards for International Baccalaureate & Advanced Placement examinations. Bursary holders receiving 100% fee remission will also receive:

·      A grant of £250 per year towards the cost of school visits/trips
·      An initial grant of £500 to cover the costs of equipment and items such as sports team clothing as appropriate
·      Free busing

Where bursary holders receive partial fee remission, the parents/guardians of bursary holders are normally expected to meet the costs of:

  • School trips and visits
  • Busing service, although these costs may be subsidized depending on circumstances

Application Process for Bursaries and Financial Assistance – New Applicants to the School

The process for applying for a Bursary/Financial assistance is as follows:

·      Step One – Parents wishing to apply for a Bursary /financial assistance should indicate their interest on the application form (in the Parent Statement) and send it to the School by 23:59 (GMT) on December 3rd 2018. Additional funds may be available on a case by case basis after this date.  Parents will also be asked to indicate if they would be willing to accept a full fee-paying place if a Bursary place/financial aid was not available.

·      Step Two – Following receipt of the completed TASIS England application form and fee, a Bursary/Financial Assistance application pack, including Means Test information, will be sent out.

·      Step Three – All applications for Bursaries/Financial Assistance will be reviewed on receipt. If it appears that a family is outside the normal criteria or would receive minimal assistance, and if they have indicated that they would only be interested in a Bursary place and not a full fee-paying place, they will be informed immediately and requested to confirm that they wish the application process to be continued.

·      Step Four – Applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee and processed in the normal way, including confirmation of offer and deposit payment as applicable.  Should the candidate not be awarded a Bursary in Step Five (below), the deposit paid may be refunded.

·      Step Five – In the event of the School receiving more applications than Bursaries available, candidates who are accepted through our usual processes will be considered for Bursary places by the Bursaries Committee (Head of School, Heads of Sections, Director of Admissions, Bursar) on the basis of:

                       - Previous academic performance
                       - Evidence of previous overall contribution to their school(s) (including representation in formal bodies such as Student Council or similar) and the potential to contribute to TASIS overall
                       - Excellence in the sports or arts, or other extracurricular activities

The above will be supported by information provided by students within the application form, including the essay, and the head teacher’s recommendation during the admissions process. An interview may also be arranged as part of this consideration process.

·      Step Six – Parents/guardians of suitable candidates may be contacted in order that a home visit can be arranged. This will usually be at short notice.

·      Step Seven – Parents/guardians will be advised what, if any, financial support is to be offered.

·      Step Eight – If a Bursary is offered and accepted, parents/guardians are required to sign a contract agreeing to the School’s conditions relating to that Bursary.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

GLOBAL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

TASIS England’s mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and to embolden each learner to flourish as a principled, open-minded, and compassionate member of a global community. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who show excellence in their:

·      Learning through curiosity
·      Ownership of their learning process
·      Character development
·      Commitment to service and community

A limited number of scholarships are offered for entry at Grade 8/Year 9 (day students) and Grade 11/Year 12 (day and boarding students). Awards will normally be up to 25% of fees, though this may be increased for exceptional candidates.  

Families and students who apply for bursary awards will also be considered for scholarships if applying at Grade 8 or 11. Families and students who apply for scholarships will not automatically be considered for a bursary award.

To be considered for our Global Community Scholarships, students must:

·  Meet the School’s normal academic requirements for admission, and additional scholarship requirements
·  Have attended a school in the UK, including TASIS, for the entire school year prior to year of entry (Grade 8 only)

We welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Scholarships are made towards the cost of the fees (including lunches and text books).  The School will meet the costs charged by the exam boards for International Baccalaureate & Advanced Placement examinations.  Scholarship holders will also be awarded:

·      a grant of £250 per year towards the cost of School visits/trips
·      an initial grant of £500 to cover the costs of equipment and items such as sports team clothing as appropriate
·      Free busing


Application Process for a Global Community Scholarship

The process for applying for a Scholarship is as follows:

·      Step One – Parents wishing to apply for a Scholarship should indicate their interest on the application form (Parent Statement) and send it to the School by 23:59 (GMT) on December 3rd. Parents will also be asked to indicate if they would be willing to accept a full fee-paying place if a Scholarship place was not available.

·      Step Two – All applications for Scholarships will be reviewed on receipt. If ineligible for consideration by the Scholarships Committee, families will be informed immediately and requested to confirm that they wish the application process to be continued.

·      Step Three – Applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee and processed in the normal way, including confirmation of offer and deposit payment as applicable. Should the candidate not be awarded a Scholarship in Step Four (below), the deposit paid may be refunded.

·      Step Four – Candidates who are accepted through our normal admissions process will be considered for Scholarship places by the Scholarship Committee (Head of School, Heads of Sections, Director of Admissions, Bursar) on the basis of:

                            - Previous academic performance

                            - Evidence of previous overall contribution to their school(s) (including representation in formal bodies such as Student Council or similar) and the potential to contribute to TASIS overall
                            - Excellence in the sports or arts, or other extracurricular activities

The above will be supported by information provided by students within the application form, including the essay, and the head teacher’s recommendation during the admissions process. An interview and/or tests may be arranged as part of this consideration process.  Current TASIS students will be required to complete a parallel application form/recommendation within the process.

·      Step Five – Parents/guardians will be advised if a Scholarship has been awarded

·      Step Six – If a Scholarship is offered and accepted, parents/guardians are required to sign a contract agreeing to the School’s conditions relating to that Scholarship.

 
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