Spirit of Stamford External Scholarship Program

External Applications Open-Apply before Jan 16th

Stamford American School Hong Kong is committed to developing students to embody our school values of Innovation, Compassion, Integrity, and Courage. The Spirit of Stamford Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding secondary students in the community who possess various talents and will make a positive contribution to the Stamford community.

Select students will have the opportunity to attend the entire International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) tuition-free.


The external scholarship program is available for external students enrolled in Grade 9, 10, or 11 at any Hong Kong school (equivalent to S3-S5 in local secondary school). Scholarship awards offset the student’s tuition fees in the next academic year at Stamford American School Hong Kong; awards range from 25-100% of tuition fees.
All awardees receive a certificate of recognition. All applicants benefit from the application and interview process, allowing them to reflect and present their talents.

Applications open September 1st and close January 16, 2023.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarships can be awarded for:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership and Community Contribution
  • Athletic Achievement
  • Achievement in the Arts (visual art, performing art or music)
  • STEM/Innovation excellence
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How to apply?

All candidates must submit

  • A scholarship application
  • Personal statement outlining their achievements in the category which they have applied for, how they feel they embody Stamford values, and share their unique talents. They should also indicate their motivation and anticipated future contribution to school life.

In support of their application, students must also:

  • A school application for Stamford American School Hong Kong, with required supporting documents
  • A letter of recommendation from a current teacher
  • School reports from the last 2 years

** Students may apply under multiple categories but will only receive one award.

Students must show evidence of excellence in the area they applied for (for example, a portfolio of arts samples for the Arts category). A description of evidence can be found on the application form.

Application Form - External Scholarship 2022-23

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Award Amount

  • Scholarships are awarded for 25-100% for tuition fees for the following academic year.
  • This Scholarship is awarded for the remainder of the child’s academic life at Stamford but subject to renewal in each academic year.

For any questions regarding the criteria, contact communications@sais.edu.hk. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a scholarship selection interview.

Scholarships decisions will consider the whole child but selections will be based upon the overall quality of the candidate’s application, their unique skills and talents, supporting evidence, potential contribution to the school community and interview performance. Scholarships are awarded subject to the discretion of the school’s scholarship panel who will determine the number and level of all awards. Financial need, gender and passport diversity are also considered to allow all students to access this opportunity. Parents are also invited to submit an additional statement outlining any unique circumstances (financial, hardship, multiple siblings, etc.) that warrant special consideration for their child’s application.

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