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 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 December 3, 2018.

For the 2019/2020 school year, the following scholarship opportunities are available:

Parents' Association Tiger Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by a group of mothers of students from the classes of 2012, 2020, and 2023, this fund provides a scholarship opportunity for an incoming Grade 8 student and is renewable to Grade 12. 

York House School Alumnae Association Scholarship

This endowment is available to relatives of an alumna who is an incoming Grade 8 student, and provides up to 100% tuition assistance. The scholarship is renewable to Grade 12, and is based on the following: 
  • display of spirit, desire to attend York House School;
  • 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.

June Brown Cliff Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1988, in memory of June (Brown) Cliff ’46, who was an active and loyal member in many areas of the school community. The scholarship is awarded to a student entering Grade 8 to graduation, based upon financial need, who demonstrates a high level of excellence in all of her endeavours.

The Joanne and Derek Francis Scholarship Fund

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 displays merits in academics, co-curricular programs, and citizenship.

York House School Foundation Trustee Scholarship

This fund was established to allow a student to attend YHS who financially would otherwise not be able to attend. In addition, the student must demonstrate excellence in academics, co-curricular programs (including music), 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. Both applications must be submitted by December 3, 2018.

  1. The Admissions Application is the application form requested of all applicants. Applications are accepted online. 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.
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 $41 USD.