Spirit of Stamford

External Scholarship Program

Stamford American School Hong Kong is committed to developing students to embody our school values of Innovation, Compassion, Integrity and Courage. We are excited that Stamford forges ahead with it's purpose as an innovative K-12 school, with the completion of our additional facilities. To celebrate, we are launching the Spirit of Stamford Scholarship Program to recognize outstanding secondary students in the community who possess a variety of talents, who will make a positive contribution to the Stamford community.

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). The award will be used to offset the student’s tuition fees in the next academic year at Stamford American School Hong Kong.

Applications open now and close on February 28, 2022.

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)

How to apply?

All candidates must submit a scholarship application along with a 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. Students may apply under multiple categories but will only receive one award.

In support of their application, students must also:

  • Submit a school application for Stamford American School Hong Kong, with required supporting documents
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a current teacher
  • Provide school reports from the last 2 years
  • Meet admissions entry requirements


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.

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.

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.

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