The American International School of Bucharest has announced the winners of those three scholarships granted by the institution for the 2017-2018 school year. Two scholarships are for the ninth grade and one for the eighth grade. The scholarship competition ended on May 8.
The beneficiaries are three schoolgirls coming from three Romanian state schools in Bucharest: School no. 193, George Cosbuc High School and Pia Brătianu school.
The three scholarships are valid starting the 2017-2018 school year until the high school graduation. The AISB scholarships are covering for tuition fees during all school years, for the schoolbooks and other tools needed during the daily school schedule, for the daily transportation and various rides organized by the AISB, as well as for the school sports tours and lunch.
According to Cătălina Gărdescu, AISB Manager of Admissions&External Relations, the goal of the AISB scholarship programme is to provide pupils of all nationalities who have limited financial possibilities with access to an international education.
The programme kicked off in 1999 and AISB has offered scholarships for 35 Romanian pupils ever since. The scholars used to have remarkable results in the state education system and they subsequently registered performances within AISB as well. A great part of the AISB scholars have studied or are currently studying abroad, are employed in the multinational companies, while other have even returned to work within AISB, Mrs. Gărdescu further stated.
“At American International School of Bucharest, we give a great importance and support to the scholarship program and we know how valuable education and performance are. This year`s scholarship competition was a success, and we are very excited to see that many students want to study at our school. Currently, we have 12 AISB scholarships, following our 8th to 12th grade courses, benefiting from the International Baccalaureate Program and all the opportunities our institution offers”, said Robert Brindley, AISB Director.
The AISB is the oldest and most extended international school in Bucharest, set up in 1962 by the US Embassy to Romania. The school is currently hosted in a large campus stretching on 10 hectares, built in 2001.