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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.

Scholarship Information Evening: Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 pm

Please join us to learn more about how our exceptional programs and inclusive school community can benefit your daughter. We will review the application process and criteria for scholarship candidates. As well, Student Ambassadors will be available to lead school tours, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
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Scholarships are awarded by the trustees of the YHS Foundation by 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. Please note that all scholarship opportunities require demonstration of financial need. The scholarship application deadline is November 15, 2021.
 

Scholarship Opportunities for 2022-23:


York House School 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 a current or incoming Grade 8-10 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.


Parents' Association Tiger Scholarship (Full)

Established in 2010 by a group of mothers of students from classes 2012, 2020, and 2023, this fund is to allow a student to attend York House School who financially would not otherwise be able to attend.  The applicant must meet the admissions standards of York House School, demonstrate a strong academic ability and high standards of citizenship.


June Brown Cliff Scholarship

The scholarship fund was established in 1988 and 2014 respectively, 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.

Partial Scholarships


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 (Partial)

Established in 2010 by a group of mothers of students from classes 2012, 2020, and 2023, this fund is to allow a student to attend York House School who financially would not otherwise be able to attend.  The applicant must meet the admissions standards of York House School, demonstrate a strong academic ability and high standards of citizenship.


Maria Iuon Partial Scholarship Fund

This fund has been established for the benefit of a student who is currently attending York House School but is unable to continue due to financial circumstances. The student must already be attending York House School and entering Grade 8, 9, or 10 in the Senior School. In her time as a student at York House, the applicant must have exemplified, in attitude and action, the values of the community. In addition to strong academic ability, the applicant must have displayed strong school spirit, an obvious desire to attend York House School, evidence of good character and a sense of responsibility to the global community through community service.


Audrey Fund

Established in 2007, the fund provides up to 100% tuition assistance for students entering York House School in the junior grades, and is available to those students to graduation. The purpose of this Fund is to allow students to attend York House School who financially would otherwise not be able to attend.  The recipient of this tuition assistance must continue to meet York House School academic standards and to demonstrate suitability to York House School.  

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 co-curricular 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 15, 2021.

  1. The Admissions Application is the application form requested of all applicants. Applications are accepted online. Scholarship applicants can request an application fee waiver code by emailing admissions@yorkhouse.ca. Please note that an application is not considered complete until we receive all requested documents. After accepting your application, we will send you an email to invite your child to attend our admissions assessments. IMPORTANT: A scholarship application means the applicant will only be considered for our limited scholarship spots. The only exception to this rule is the Alumnae Scholarship - please contact admissions@yorkhouse.ca for more information.
  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. The Financial Aid Application fee is $45 USD. Access the FAST application.
Please note that all financial and application information is kept strictly confidential, and is shared only with the Head of School, the Director of Finance, and the Director of Admissions. If you have any questions, please contact Mong Xuan Ha, Director of Finance, at mha@yorkhouse.ca.