ABA is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Bursary
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
As an International school that is committed to its students, working with the new Head of School (HoS), the Board of Directors (Board) is introducing a one-year, needs-based, Community Bursary for the 2020-2021 school year. This one-year initiative is to support ABA families who, due to the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to pay the School Year 2020-2021 fees due to job loss, extreme reduction in salary, etc. ABA is extending this opportunity to ensure students experience continuity in learning and support, and to ensure our community is supported in difficult times.
Bursary levels will be awarded by the HoS and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based on a family’s financial circumstances. A needs assessment, which includes a review of official income, employment status, financial obligations, and resources, will be conducted for each application. This is not a merit-based program where academic, athletic, etc., achievements are primary considerations.
The purpose of this program is to support ABA families to the level possible to attend school, nothing further, and will not cover the entire tuition amount. All applications will be kept private and confidential between the HoS and CFO. Although the Board will ensure a fair process is followed for awarding funds, names of applicants and/or individual information will not be shared with any member of the Board at any time.
Currently, bursaries will be awarded for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year only and are maintained as long as the student and family demonstrate good effort, intent, contribute positively to the school community and adhere to ABA’s Mission, Vision, and Values. The HoS and CFO have the right to discontinue any awarded bursary at any time for any reason.
Please Note: Although established, the total monetary value of this community-focused initiative will remain undisclosed, as will the total number of recipients.
Who can Apply?
The Bursary is open to new, returning and existing ABA families with children in any grade level. Families can apply for multiple children.