Up to 6 new Beacon Scholarships for Schools are available each new academic year at Beacon Partner Schools. Applicants must be Nominated by their current School Head and gain an offer of admission to a Beacon Partner School.
Note: Beacon Scholarships are only available to students from KENYA, UGANDA, TANZANIA, and ZAMBIA.
Please read carefully the Eligibility Criteria and all other requirements before registering. There is strong competition for these scholarships, and shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and full day leadership assessment.
To begin the process of application for a Beacon Scholarship, a candidate must first register and download a Nomination Form to be completed and submitted by the Head of their current school.
Applicants will need to demonstrate:
(a) Academic Excellence
Reports from the applicant's school are required as well as a personal recommendation from the Head. As a general guide, grades should be in the top decile (10%) of performance in an applicant's age or peer group.
(b) Achievement in Sport, Music or Drama
An applicant must demonstrate that they are more than just an active participant in sport, music or drama, with some formal level of proficiency or accreditation.
(c) Social Influence and Communication
The applicant must have held a position of responsibility in their school, or failing that provide some evidence of confidence amongst peers. They will be required to undergo an interview which will give an indication of their aptitude and personality traits, and to participate in practical assessment exercises to establish their ability to form and develop relationships among peers.
An applicant must show through examples that they have helped those less fortunate than themselves, or have done work in the community, and are seen as role models. Unselfishness, kindness and concern for others are key criteria for The Beacon Scholarship and Scholars will be required to show continuing evidence of their efforts in these areas.
Applicants will also need to demonstrate, with examples, that they are a 'Change-maker', i.e. that:
1. They have the capacity to 'take people with them' and
2. They are already making a difference now, not at some future point in time
(f) Other Factors
In addition to the above, other factors to be taken into account include:
PLEASE NOTE: a Nomination is not a full application. Once a Nomination Form is received for a candidate there will be a review of their suitability for a Beacon Scholarship for Schools. If they are deemed to be suitable, candidates will then be invited to complete a full Application Form.
In order for their child to qualify for a Beacon Scholarship, Parents/Guardians/Sponsors must demonstrate financial need and undertake full and complete financial disclosure.
Parents/Guardians/Sponsors must be committed both financially and educationally for their child to complete their secondary education as a Beacon Scholar. The Beacon Scholarship for Schools is designed as a ‘Joint Venture’ between The Beacon Equity Trust, the Beacon School, and the Beacon Scholar’s family. It is aimed at Parents/Guardians/Sponsors who can demonstrate financial need but are able to fund at least one third of the tuition fees (and boarding fees where applicable) for a Beacon Scholar. Families unable to fund their annual one-third share of fees should not apply. Please research fee levels of Beacon Partner Schools.
PLEASE NOTE: It is unlikely that Parents/Guardians/Sponsors with an annual gross household income above US$80k will qualify.
Parents/Guardians/Sponsors will be invited to complete a confidential Financial Disclosure form (see below) once the Application for a Beacon Scholarship has been reviewed. The Financial Disclosure form must be accompanied by electronic scans, in pdf or jpeg format, of the following documents and sent by email to The Beacon Equity Trust:
PLEASE NOTE: failure to submit the above-mentioned documents or to complete the Financial Disclosure form in full may lead to the instant disqualification of the applicant.
On receipt of the Financial Disclosure form and accompanying documents The Beacon Equity Trust will review the suitability of the application. Supplementary information may then be requested.
In addition Parents/Guardians/Sponsors will be required to:
The award of a Beacon Scholarship is for up to two-thirds of tuition fees (including boarding where applicable, and excluding extras). The Beacon Equity Trust will pay one-third and the Beacon Partner School will pay one-third. Parents/Guardians/Sponsors are expected to cover additional costs such as the payment of any school deposits and levies, school clothes, transport and extras such as school excursions and extra-curricular activities (eg music lessons).
Candidates are strongly advised to click here for availability of Beacon Scholarship places at Beacon Partner Schools before applying. No Beacon School can have more than 3 Beacon Scholars enrolled at any given time.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2021.
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