Scholarship (n) /ˈskɒləʃɪp/

1. Serious study at an unusually high level and the knowledge, understanding and skills obtained from it.

2. An award, often with financial consideration attached, given in recognition and support of outstanding ability, potential and attainment in academic or other pursuits.

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The Wellington College Governors’ Scholarship

A scholarship is a reward. A reward for hard work, focus, commitment, motivation—and extraordinary achievement.

It is also a responsibility. A Scholar has great ability, and greater potential. That must be realised. When a Scholar and an outstanding school team up, each party must contribute, and excellence must be the ongoing outcome of this collaboration.

Wellington College has been giving scholarships for over one hundred and fifty years, and Wellington’s Scholars have been inspiring peers and leading investigation, debate and accomplishment across the College throughout that time.

Our first Bangkok Scholarships are offered for Year 9 entry (age 13 on 31st August 2021) to young people of extraordinary ability and potential in the following areas

  • Overall Academic
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Music

In addition to their normal studies and activities, Wellington Scholars embark on a tailored programme for excellence, exploring, being challenged—and challenging themselves—to excel.

Wellington College is proud to be able to offer these inaugural Bangkok Scholarships, and very excited to welcome more outstanding young people into our global community. Please review the information below and if you would like to discuss with us further, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the enquiry form to set up a preliminary meeting with a member of our admissions team.

Year 9 Scholarships

Academic Scholarships will be available for students progressing into Year 9 in September 2021 who have displayed excellence across the curriculum, outstanding potential in specific subject areas, with a passion for learning.

The Academic Scholarship programme will support, shape and reinforce the values central to the Wellington Identity by ensuring that excellence in teaching and learning is integral to the life of the School, through supporting the development of the independent critical thinking and presentational skills of our Academic Scholars.

Candidate requirements

  • Evidence of sustained excellence across the curriculum
  • High level of expertise and rigour in a specific subject areas
  • Evidence of a curious and inquisitive mind
  • Passion for learning and independent critical thinking
  • Exemplary behaviour and the ability to act as a mentor for peers and an ambassador for the School
  • Satisfies academic requirements for Scholarship

Application

Candidates should submit:

  • A letter explaining their interest in, and suitability for, the Scholarship programme
  • Academic school reports with predicted and challenge grades.

Assessment

There will be an assessment weekend in late February to cover:

  • CAT 4 test
  • Entrance examination in English comprehension, Mathematics and Science
  • Oral exercises based on critical thinking skills
  • Harkness Room group session
  • Interview and presentation

Academic Year 2021/22 (Year 9)

Scholars will benefit from access to:

  • Membership of the Wellington Student Teacher programme
  • Bespoke learning programme enriching the curriculum
  • Coaching in public speaking
  • Access to the Wellington College family in the UK and Asia for personal development and networking
  • Access to additional Wellington Extra sessions free of charge
  • Tuition fee reduction

Music Scholarships will be available for students progressing into Year 9 in September 2021 who have displayed outstanding achievement, commitment and potential in Musical Performance.

The Music Scholarship programme will support, shape and reinforce the values central to the Wellington Identity by ensuring that excellence in Musical Performance is integral to the life of the School, through supporting the development of the personal qualities and performing skills of our Music Scholars.

Candidate requirements

  • Grade 6 ABRSM (or equivalent)
  • Grade 5 Theory ABRSM (or equivalent)
  • Commitment to performing in school events and ensembles
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn new instruments
  • The ability to inspire other students on their individual musical journeys
  • Satisfies academic requirements for entry

Application

Candidates should submit:

  • A music CV summarising their achievements and ambition
  • A recording of two contrasting pieces of music

Assessment

There will be an assessment weekend in late February 2021 to cover:

  • Performance of the two contrasting pieces live
  • Musical Aptitude Test
  • Interview with the Director of Music
  • Interview with academic tutor

Academic Year 2021/22 (Year 9)

Scholars will benefit from access to:

  • Exceptional facilities for Music performance and composition
  • Five additional music lessons per week for 30 minutes each:
    • 2 on chosen instrument
    • 1 on theory
    • 2 on composition, improvisation, Alexander Technique, listening skills
  • Three scheduled practices per week of 30 minutes
  • Tuition fee reduction

Sports Scholarships will be available for students progressing into Year 9 in September 2021 who have displayed outstanding achievement, commitment and potential in Golf or Swimming at regional and national levels.

The Sports Scholarships programme will support, shape and reinforce the values central to the Wellington Identity by ensuring that excellence in sport is integral to the life of the School, through supporting the development of the personal qualities and key skills of our Sport Scholars.

Candidate requirements

  • Exceptional talent in either Golf or Swimming
  • Commitment, passion and drive in both training and competitive events
  • Exemplary behaviour and the ability to act as a mentor for peers and an ambassador for the School
  • Potential to compete at regional and national levels
  • Ambition to progress to NCAA collegiate level in the United States or its equivalent in other countries
  • Satisfies academic requirements for entry

Application

Candidates should submit:

  • A sporting CV summarising their achievements and ambition
  • References from their coach with details of competitive scores or times

Assessment

There will be an assessment weekend in late February 2021 to cover:

  • Performance in a competitive setting
  • Interview with Director of Sport
  • Interview with Head of Swimming or Golf Pro
  • Interview with academic tutor

Academic Year 2021/22 (Year 9)

Scholars will benefit from access to:

  • Exceptional facilities for Golf or Swimming
  • Specialist coaching from professional coaches
  • Access to local, regional and national competition
  • Strength & conditioning training
  • Psychological and lifestyle management coaching
  • Links with collegiate coaches to support access to university scholarships
  • Tuition Fee reduction

Scholarship Enquiry Form




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