The Scholarship Program at ISP is partially funded through donations to the School from parents, corporations, Alumni, and others.
The goal of the program is to make the ISP educational experience available to a diverse range of students. These scholarships are based not only on financial need, but also merit. ISP actively seeks excellent students who will benefit from an ISP education, and who will be an asset to the ISP community of learners.
ISP Scholarships are available to Czech citizens and other residents of the Czech Republic. Currently, scholarships are only granted to students in the Upper School (Grades 9-12).
Preference is given to students who begin their ISP career in 9th Grade (when students approximately age 14), although admission in later years is also considered.
In addition to fulfilling the normal requirements for admission to ISP, an applicant who wishes to be considered for a Scholarship must demonstrate:
- An excellent academic record (a special talent outside of academics is highly desirable);
- A strong command of the English language (written and verbal);
- A desire to enroll in the full International Baccalaureate program;
- An openness to consider enrolling in a University (after graduation from ISP) which is outside of the Czech Republic and where English in the language of instruction;
- An strong desire to obtain an education in a multi-cultural environment;
- Good citizenship and exceptional character.
Scholarship Application Process
Scholarship applicants must firstly go through the regular application process like any other applicant to the Upper School. The school application process is completed entirely online. The deadline for submitting applications is February 28. Applications can be started here.
Applications are considered complete once we have received all of the supporting documents listed below. Please upload all required documents into the online Admission Portal.
- A photo of the student
- The application form (completed online)
- A scan of the page of the student’s passport showing birth and expiration date, or a scan of the student’s Birth Certificate.
- A scan of the personal information page(s) of the Passport (or ID card) for both parents or guardians
- Official school records for the last two years in English, or officially translated into English. You will be asked to upload scans of all educational, psychological, speech, and language assessments that you may have (including an Individual Educational Plan, if applicable). If the school year has not yet been completed, please upload scans of mid-term or most recent grades
- Three Confidential Recommendations from three current teachers (the recommendation forms are emailed to your teachers, who then complete the forms online)
- A Writing Assessment completed by the student – an essay
- A scan of an up-to-date, graded written assignment in English (for Grades 10 – 12)
- The completed Student Health Record – parents/guardians complete one section, and another section is emailed to your physician who completes the rest online
- two recommendations from non-relatives, one academic and the other personal.
- Documentation regarding the applicant family’s financial status . (Upload these documents into the Miscellaneus section of the Admission Portal).
(1) the last three years of their national income tax returns;
(2) bank letters showing current bank balances on all bank accounts (self or joint) over which
the applicants have signing authority;
(3) a list of all other assets owned by either/both parental applicants, and their current valuation.
The ISP Scholarship Committee is composed of the Upper School’s Principal & Counselors, the International Baccalaureate Coordinator, an Upper School Faculty member, and the Director of Advancement. Following a positive review of the application by this Committee, prospective students are asked to take an English proficiency exam and other assessments. After successful completion of this step, the members of the Committee interview candidates. Parents are welcome to attend these interviews.
Based on the financial situation of the family, successful applicants receive a Scholarship offer, which can include the cost of many athletic and cultural trips, and the costs of tests for college admission, such as; PSAT, SAT, SAT Prep Course and IB.
Scholarship students are expected to maintain satisfactory grades and to adhere to the behavioral guidelines of ISP. For further information contact the ISP Admissions Office.