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About: "Education First" is a privately-held company with 16 divisions that offer a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel, and academic degrees to cultural exchanges. With a mission to break down barriers in language, culture and geography, EF has helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.
EF International Academy is committed to rewarding students for their achievements and helping them reach their goals by awarding scholarships based on academic merit and financial need.

Total No of Scholarship: 6

Value: 50% of tuition and accommodation for the two-year IB and A Level programmes.

Details: EF's annual Founder’s Scholarship campaign gives six exceptional students the opportunity to attend their schools in Britain and the United States and covers 50% of tuition and accommodation for the two-year IB and A Level programmes.Two scholarships are granted at each of the campuses- located in New York, Oxford, and Torbay and will be awarded to highly talented, ambitious students who can make a positive contribution to the EF International Academy community.The course fee includes tuition, tutorials, access to school facilities, and shared host family/dormitory half-board accommodation. (Flights, insurance, course materials and excursions are not included). 50% of the amount awarded will be discounted from the final installment due for year one of the programme. The remaining 50% of the amount awarded will be discounted from the final installment due for year two of the programme.
Scholarship winners are expected to attend all classes and maintain academic excellence throughout their course.
Students who are granted a Founder’s Scholarship are not eligible to apply for any other EF International Academy scholarships for the A-level or IB Diploma Programmes.

Application Criteria:
Applicants should demonstrate excellence in two key areas: academic achievement and English language proficiency.
Additional criteria: sporting achievements, musical talent, community service, and leadership. Winners of local or national academic competitions such as Maths or English Olympiads are welcome to apply.

How to apply:

Candidates can apply to their local EF representative office with their completed Scholarship Application Form along with:

  • the most recent high school transcript,
  • a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s school and/or class teacher,
  • evidence of ability in English (an internationally recognized qualification or the EF free English test) and evidence of other relevant talents and achievements


  • A 300-500 word essay with the following points:
             the applicant’s ambitions for the future;
             how they can contribute to the EF International Academy community;
             why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.

Selection Procedure:
Each EF International Academy admissions office worldwide can nominate a maximum of five candidates locally for submission to the central scholarship board, by no later than December 31, 2012.
Candidates selected for a scholarship interview will be informed not later than January 15 2013, Telephone interviews will take place before January 31, 2013 and results will be announced on February 2013.

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EF office in India:
Salarpuria Cambridge Mall
# 9, 3rd Floor, Cambridge Layout
Bangalore - 560 008, India
(080) 42036142
Website: http://www.ef.com

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