Scholarships

IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS for G11 and G12

IB Scholarships are available for incoming grade 11 (current grade 10) International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students. The selected IB scholars will receive a tuition fee waiver from 20% to 80% for the duration of the two-year program at Pinewood. 

Current grade 10 Pinewood students and prospective grade 11 students from other schools are invited to apply for the following scholarship opportunities:

New Grade 11 IB Diploma students 

(starting September 2021)

 

Scholarships from 20% – 80%

(Deadline: May 4, 2021)

 

Eligibility

In order for a student to be considered for an IB scholarship at Pinewood–The American International School of Thessaloniki, the candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in grade 10 (or equivalent) in a High School in Greece or abroad
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Proficiency and comfort using English in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • An interest in learning in a culturally diverse environment
  • Good citizenship and character
  • A desire to continue to Higher education in a North American, British, or other university abroad in which English is the language of instruction
  • Special interest or talent in an area outside of academics is highly desirable
  • Tuition fees are not fully or partially paid or sponsored by a third party
  • Demonstrated financial need (for scholarships of 40% or higher)

Application

All interested applicants must:

  • Complete the application form
  • Submit two academic/personal recommendations
  • Submit a minimum of two years of the previous years’ school transcripts
  • Take a Reading comprehension and Writing test at Pinewood
  • Submit relevant documentation to demonstrate financial need (for scholarships of 40% or higher)*

Candidates will be invited to an interview with admissions and administration representatives. Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected]

Deadline: May 4, 2021

Current Grade 10 Pinewood students

 

Scholarships from 20% – 80%

(Deadline: March 31, 2021) expired

 

Eligibility

In order for a student to be considered for an IB scholarship at Pinewood–The American International School of Thessaloniki, the candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in grade 10 at Pinewood
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Proficiency and comfort using English in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • An interest in learning in a culturally diverse environment
  • Good citizenship and character, including positive HAL marks
  • A desire to continue to Higher education in a North American, British, or other university abroad in which English is the language of instruction
  • Special interest or talent in an area outside of academics is highly desirable
  • All financial obligations to the school are met by the March payment deadline
  • Tuition fees are not fully or partially paid or sponsored by a third party
  • Demonstrated financial need (for scholarships of 40% or higher)

Application

All interested applicants must:

  • Complete the application form
  • Submit two academic/personal recommendations
  • Submit relevant documentation to demonstrate financial need (for scholarships of 40% or higher)*

Candidates will be invited to an interview with the IB Scholars Selection Committee, consisting of administration and faculty representatives. Applications must be submitted by email to [email protected]

Deadline: March 31, 2021

* Documents required to demonstrate financial need include both parents’ income tax documents issued by the national government for the past two years and the most recent property declaration statement. These are the “Ekatharistiko” issued by the Greek Ministry of Finance and the E9 form, or any other documents issued by the national government. If the parents do not file tax returns, any relevant documentation available, such as a wage statement, salary certificate, or letter from their employer(s) stating annual income must be submitted.

Alexander Ammerman Memorial Scholarship for G9 and G10 (21-22)

Legacy

The Alexander Ammerman Memorial Scholarship is offered in the memory of our dear colleague, Alexander Ammerman, whose life was cut tragically short in 2020. Mr. Ammerman, who served as Pinewood’s dedicated librarian, leaves behind a legacy of passionately promoting the written word in poetry and literature. While dedicating his life to teaching, reading, and writing, he touched the lives of all those who had the privilege to know him. Mr. Ammerman was scholarly, compassionate, discerning, thoughtful, poetic, and kind-hearted and it is these character qualities that we aspire to memorialize and promote through the recipients of this scholarship. 
 

Eligibility

Candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Must be an incoming Grade 9 or Grade 10 student new to Pinewood 
  • Must follow a pre-IB track in Grade 10 
  • Must demonstrate financial need through submission of required financial documents
  • Must submit an original piece of writing – a poem or short story – for consideration 
All candidates will present their literary submissions to a 3-member committee, including the Pinewood Head of School, a member of the English Department and the Secondary Principal. Additionally, all submissions will be shared with the community and displayed in the Mary Glyn Hick Library for one year. The winning recipients each year will be those who have submitted the poem or short story deemed to reflect the finest literary qualities compared to the others. 
 

Scholarship Amount

With a generous annual donation of 6,000 euros from the Ammerman family, each year’s recipient will receive the same deduction to his/her tuition for the Grade 9 or 10.  Also the student will be exempted from the capital  levy payment amount of 2,500 euros. All recipients are also eligible to apply for a Pinewood IB Scholarship in Grades 11-12 (see above for details) in order to continue their education at Pinewood through to graduation. 

Recipients’ Responsibilities and Honors

Scholarship recipients are contributing to the guardianship of Mr. Ammerman’s memory in the hearts and minds of the Pinewood community. Ergo, they are expected to uphold the character attributes that he embodied and simultaneously remain in good academic standing during the recipient year. 

 

Scholarship Application Dates

  • March  4, 2021, Announcement of scholarship 
  • April 15, 2021, Submission of financial documents & application to the school
  • April 30, 2021, Submission of an original piece of writing
  • May 15, 2021, Deadline Extension

 

For Greek nationals registration, please refer to the criteria for admissions HERE.