King’s Academy, November 23, 2014 –King’s Academy has launched a new merit-based scholarship program, which grants scholarships to outstanding Jordanian students entering ninth grade. The need-blind scholarships are awarded to students based primarily on academic merit, although a student’s other skills, talents and potential contribution to King’s Academy are also taken into consideration. The 10,000 JD scholarships are renewable for four years, and are awarded to six to 10 freshmen each year.
“Schools thrive when teachers and students are intellectually engaged at the highest levels,” said Admissions Officer and International Student Recruiter Meredith Bryson. “The King’s program is designed to challenge students, and we want to make sure we are attracting the most academically talented candidates.”
The inaugural group of six merit scholars attending attend King’s hails from top private schools in Amman and includes: Farah Hanandeh ’18, Najati Nabulsi ’18, Noor Tamari ’18, Omar Katkhuda ’18 , Osama Gedeon ’18 and Raya Tarawneh ’18.
Merit scholarship recipients are selected based on demonstrated academic excellence at their current school, performance on the King’s Academy Admissions Aptitude Test and the Merit Scholarship Test, and other qualities or talents that will have a positive impact on the King’s Academy community.
Candidates applying for the merit scholarship must complete their regular application for admission to King’s Academy by February 1, 2015. They must also take an additional merit scholarship test on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Finally, they need to submit a merit scholarship letter of recommendation, completed by a referee who is not a school teacher or school administrator, by the February 1 deadline.