Merit Scholarship Program
The King's Academy Merit Scholarship Program awards merit-based scholarships to select outstanding Grade 7 and Grade 9 boarding program applicants.
Applicants interested in the King's Academy Merit Scholarship Program need to apply before the January 15 deadline. Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated academic excellence at their current school
- Performance on the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
- Other qualities or talents that will have a positive impact on the King's Academy community
Candidates applying for a new Merit Scholarship (Grades 7 or 9 applicants) are required to:
- Complete an in-person interview with members of the Merit Scholarship Committee
- Be applying to Grade 7 or Grade 9
- Complete a boarding program contract when they enter the Upper School
Candidates renewing their Merit Scholarship are required to:
- Maintain an honors GPA of 3.5 (of a 4.0 scale) or above
Only students applying to Grade 7 and Grade 9 will be invited to apply for a Merit Scholarship. No more than six (6) scholarships will be granted in a given year. Distribution of Grade 7 and Grade 9 will depend on the applicant pool.
Grade 7 Merit Scholarships: Grade 7 awardees will receive a scholarship of JOD 3,750 in both Grades 7 and 8, assuming they meet the expectations to renew the scholarship in Grade 8. Once a Grade 7 Merit Scholarship recipient moves to Grade 9 in the Upper School, the award will increase up to JOD 7,500 per year.
Grade 9 Merit Scholarships: Grade 9 awardees will be eligible to receive a scholarship of JOD 7,500 per year for each year they are enrolled in the Upper School.
Students may apply for both need-based financial aid and a Merit Award, but they will only be awarded one of the two grants.
How to Apply
Merit Scholarships are available for Grade 7 and Grade 9 candidates. To apply, you will need to complete the Merit Scholarship Intent Form, located on your application checklist in the Admissions Portal. Only candidates applying to Grades 7 or 9 will be able to view and complete the Merit Scholarship Intent Form. If you already have a Veracross account, please log in to your Admission Portal and review your checklist items. If you have not yet started the application process, please submit the Inquiry Form. If you have any questions or trouble accessing the form, please contact email@example.com.