Dwight’s Spark of Genius Means-Tested Scholarship
This scholarship is for new applicants to Dwight School currently in Years 6 (who wish to apply to start the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) (Year 7 equivalent) or Year 11 who wish to join the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) (Year 12 equivalent) in September 2019. We are now accepting applications for September 2019. This Scholarship is intended for students who show strong potential to be successful IB students at Dwight School London but who are unable to fund the tuition fees and/or other costs in full or part.
Scholarship levels will be calculated and awarded in relation to a family’s financial circumstances based on a means-test which includes a review of income and capital resources. We work with specialist financial assessors to ensure we offer financial support to the extent necessary. Scholarship awards depend on parents’/guardians’ circumstances (e.g. their savings, investments and realisable assets, as well as their income, the size of their family, any other persons dependent upon them and like factors), compassionate or other pertinent considerations.
Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the programme (IB MYP or IBDP) and are maintained as long as the student shows good effort and intent and contributes positively to the school community.
- New applicants should complete a Scholarship Application for Dwight School London using our online system. The application must be submitted by Friday 23rd November. At the time of application, the family should also pay the Application Fee. The Application Fee for scholarship applicants is a reduced fee of £100 which is payable by credit card online. (This fee offsets the cost of the independent financial assessors.)
- Students who successfully meet the admissions criteria will be notified by Friday, 30 November, so that they can complete the Means-Tested Financial Application for the scholarship, and start thinking about their presentations to be made in January 2019.
- The Means-Tested Scholarship Financial Application is due on Friday, 7th December and will be reviewed by an external assessor, Bursary Administration Ltd., who will also arrange a home visit.
- Should the Financial Review process determine that the family income exceeds the financial criteria to qualify for a scholarship, the family will be notified.Successful candidates are notified by Friday, 14 December and asked to prepare a presentation (see below) for the interviews to be held on Saturday, 19th January. Families are asked to keep that day free for attendance. If there are any scheduling conflicts anticipated, this should be reported to the Director of Admissions by 17 December.
The Presentation: In a presentation lasting 5-10 minutes, the applicant should share how he/she aspires to demonstrate the characteristics of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile in life both in and out of school, and why a global outlook is important. Any medium may be used and creativity is encouraged. Students who are unfamiliar with the IB Learner Profile should read about this on the IB website here.