Scholarships & Financial Aid

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarships for Newly Enrolling Students

The York House School Foundation proudly offers a variety of scholarships to incoming Grade 8 students who demonstrate excellence in academics, co-curricular programs, and citizenship, and whose families demonstrate financial need.
Scholarships are awarded by the trustees of the YHS Foundation in the spring of each year for the following school year. Applications are available by request and are made, in the strictest confidence, to the Director of Finance. The scholarship application deadline is November 16, 2020.

Scholarship Opportunities for 2021-22:

York House School Foundation Scholarship

This fund is used to award scholarships based on academic merit, cultural and/or co-curricular and community endeavours, and financial need to new students in the Senior School and to provide as much financial aid as possible to York House families. It is the Foundation’s largest fund.

Parents' Association Tiger Scholarship

Established in 2010 by a group of mothers of students from classes 2012, 2020, and 2023 to provide a scholarship(s) for a student(s) through Grades 8 to 12 who may require assistance in meeting costs of tuition.  

YHS Foundation Trustees Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the YHS Foundation Trustees to allow a student to attend York House School who financially who otherwise not be able to attend. In addition, the student must demonstrate excellence in academics, co-curriculars, and citizenship. 

Partial Scholarships

Alumnae Scholarship

This endowment, established originally as a confidential bursary, has grown into a full scholarship. It is available to an alumna’s relative who is an incoming Grade 8 student. The scholarship is renewable to Grade 12 and is based on the following: the display of spirit, desire to attend YHS, demonstration of respect for and appreciation of individual differences, evidence of good character, understanding of the responsibility to the global community, and demonstration of academic ability.

Diamond Foundation Scholarship

This five-year scholarship has been established to provide tuition fees to a student entering Grade 8 through to graduation, based on merit, community leadership endeavours, and financial need.

Joanne and Derek Francis Scholarship

The Joanne and Derek Francis Scholarship Fund was established for the benefit of a student entering Grade 8 who financially would otherwise not be able to attend York House School. The awarded student must meet the criteria of financial need and display merits in academics, co-curricular programs, and citizenship.   

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarship candidate selection is based on student merit and financial need. Our ideal scholarship candidate has a strong academic background/standing, is involved in the school and/or local community, and participates in extracurricular activities in and/or out of school.

Our scholarship application has two components: the Admissions Application and the Financial Aid Application. The deadline for both applications is November 16, 2020.

  1. The Admissions Application is the application form requested of all applicants. Applications are accepted online and scholarship applicants can request an application fee waiver code by emailing Please note that an application is not considered complete until we receive all requested documents. Upon processing your application, we will send you an email to invite your daughter to attend our admissions assessments. IMPORTANT: A scholarship application means the applicant will only be considered for our limited scholarship spots.
  2. In order to provide the most objective assessment of a family’s financial need, YHS is using an external service provider called the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program, operated by Independent School Management (ISM). To apply for assistance, the family of the applicant must complete the confidential online application form and your application will be forwarded to FAST for analysis, after which it will be considered by the Trustees of YHS Foundation. Access the FAST application.
Please note that all financial and application information is kept strictly confidential, and is known only to the Head of School and the Director of Finance. If you have any questions, please contact Mong Xuan Ha, Director of Finance, at The Financial Aid Application fee is $45 USD.