QSI International School of Trinidad
The Advisory Board of QSI International School of Trinidad will appropriately award scholarships to deserving families. Board members whose children are receiving scholarships must excuse themselves from the discussion concerning specific requests for aid and may not vote in such cases.
Application and Notification: Scholarship applications will be accepted until the scholarship funds are depleted. All new applicants for the scholarship must meet with the Director before the application may be acted upon. All current applicants must have paid the current school year fees before applying. Applications will also be accepted and considered throughout the year on an “as needed” basis if financing becomes available.
The equivalent of 10% of the total school tuition will be made available for scholarships. The scholarship is a financial need as well as merit-based scholarship. The decision to grant scholarships is made each year by the school Advisory Board and is based on several criteria, including demonstrated financial need, English proficiency, exam placement results, letters of reference, and previous school performance. Applications for the scholarship are prioritized: first, applications from existing scholarship students and applications from students who are entering our secondary program, second, applications from students who are entering the 11-year-old class and above, and, finally, applications from students who are entering the 5-year-old class and above.
The administration will officially notify applicants in letter form.
Incomplete or late applications will be denied.
No student may be awarded an amount in excess of 98% of one full tuition.
Eligibility Criteria: The Advisory Board gives scholarship preference to families experiencing extreme financial difficulties. Deserving students will demonstrate the criteria listed below
- Students must be in good academic standing in their respective grades, be an asset and contributor to the positive social climate of the school based on their previous school experiences.
- Deserving students are those identified as students whose families do not receive tuition reimbursement from their sponsoring agency or an adequate overseas educational allowance.
- Deserving students may also be identified as students whose parent is teaching at.
- Assistance is available to students in the 5-year-old class and above.
Maintaining Eligibility for Scholarships
- Students must maintain acceptable grades and make good progress in all subject areas. Students may not have two consecutive “D’s” on their status report during the year, which indicates a lack of academic effort. If the student does not maintain acceptable grades parents will be notified and the student placed on academic probation.
- Student behavior and contribution to the social climate of the school must be consistently positive.
- It is expected that parents of the recipient will involve themselves and contribute toward the general welfare of the QSI community.
- Expulsion will result in immediate loss of scholarship.
- Students must attend school regularly and excessive absences or tardiness will affect scholarships from being awarded the following year.
- The Director may take any student before the Advisory Board for possible revoking of a student's scholarship for poor academic or behavioral issues.
- The Director may place the student on probation while the scholarship is reviewed by the Advisory Board at their next scheduled meeting. Parents and students would be notified by the Director.
- Families must reapply each year to ensure commitment to the school and educational community.
Each year the QSI TND Advisory Board reviews those students that have received scholarships for the previous year in order to determine if renewal is acceptable. The following factors inform the decision of the board:
- Student academics
- The number of A’s and B’s (Scholarship students in the mainstream class should predominately demonstrate A level performance.)
- Amount of time needed to master units
- Demonstrated ability to complete school program at a high level
- Student attitude toward school
- Parent participation in the school community
- Teacher recommendations
- Any behavior issues
- Student participation in the after-school program
- Number of absences
- The current financial situation of the family
- Statement from the QSI TND Accountant that all school fees are paid.
- Amount of scholarships the school has to offer
*The Advisory Board reserves the right to request more information and supporting documents as needed from renewal or first-time applicants before considering a scholarship. All scholarship decisions made by the Advisory Board are final.
Discounts are available provided the entity responsible for the fees has completed the discount policy form requesting the discount.
Discounts of $100 each will be given for full-term payments made on or before the due dates. An additional discount of $200 will be given if the full annual payment is completed on or before the first of October. Thus, a total discount of $500 is possible for students enrolled in the 5-year-olds class and above. However, if the first term payment is not received before the first term due date, but the entire year payment is made by 1 October, the maximum discount is $400. There is no discount available for scholarship students.
Organizations or parents are encouraged to donate the timely payment discounts. The school’s Advisory Board, with recommendations from the Director, will decide how these funds will be utilized.
Note: If the full payment is made by the required date, and the discount is not taken, the discount will automatically be allocated to use chosen by the Advisory Board with recommendations from the Director.