King’s Academy Young Women’s Leadership Award


On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of King’s Academy, and to celebrate the continued success and leadership of young women at the school, King’s Academy has established a new scholarship available to young women who have demonstrated strength of character and leadership, and who wish to take advantage of the opportunities that King’s Academy provides to ensure their continued leadership and success in the future.   

The King’s Academy Young Women’s Leadership Award provides scholarships of 25,000 JD (US $35,200) to selected outstanding ninth grade applicants residing in Jordan. The Young Women’s Leadership Award cannot be combined with the King’s Academy Merit Scholarship or with need-based financial aid awards, so families of students selected as Young Women’s Leaders must fund the remaining balance of tuition personally.  

The Young Women’s Leadership Award will be granted to two recipients.  


King’s Academy Young Women’s Leadership Award recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:  

  • Demonstrated academic excellence at their current school;  
  • Performance on the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) and the Merit Scholarship Test;  
  • Other qualities or talents that will have a positive impact on the King’s Academy community;  
  • Demonstrate strong character and strong academic and co-curricular performance.  

The Young Women’s Leadership Award is open only to female Jordanian citizens or residents who are entering the ninth grade as boarding students.  


  • Candidates for the Young Women’s Leadership Award must submit the King’s Academy Merit Scholarship intention form to register for the merit scholarship testing session. 
  • Candidates for the Young Women’s Leadership Award must complete their application for admission to King’s Academy by the regular deadline of Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Candidates must attend the merit scholarship testing session on Saturday, January 14, 2017. During this testing session, applicants will sit for additional academic testing and complete the supplemental merit scholarship application. 
  • Candidates must submit a young women’s leadership letter of recommendation – which speaks to the candidate’s strength of character - in addition to a merit scholarship letter of recommendation, completed by a referee who is not a school teacher or school administrator (e.g. coach, religious leader or employer) by Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • Scholarship finalists will be invited to interview with the Merit Scholarship Committee in on January 28, 2017.  
  • Young Women’s Leadership Award recipients will be announced on Thursday, March 9, 2017 along with King’s Academy admission decisions. 

Families with questions about the King’s Academy Young Women’s Leadership Award should call the Office of Admissions at +962 6 430 0230 or send an email to

Last updated
March 8, 2017