Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are awarded to students based on their outstanding academic performance and conduct.  For academic year 2021-2022, the following scholarships will be awarded:

Α) To external students who will take part in the 2021 Entrance Exams for admission into the College’s Junior High School 7th grade (A΄ Gymnasium), High School 10th grade (A΄ Lykeion), and the first year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as follows:

  • Up to five scholarships to Elementary School 6th grade students who rank topmost on the 2021 Entrance Exams for Junior High School 7th grade.  The subjects tested are: Greek Language, English Language, and Mathematics. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum cumulative score of 263/300 in the three subjects.
  • Up to three scholarships to Junior High School 9th grade students who rank topmost on the 2021 Entrance Exams for High School 10th grade.  The subjects tested are: Greek Language, English Language, and Mathematics. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum cumulative score of 263/300 in the three subjects.
  • Up to one scholarship to the High School 10th grade student who comes in first on the 2021 Entrance Exams for IB1.  The subjects tested are: English Language, Mathematics, and General Knowledge/Critical Thinking.  The scholarship recipient must achieve a minimum cumulative score of 263/300 in the three subjects.

Β) To students already enrolled and attending Athens College and Psychico College:

  • Up to five scholarships to the College’s Elementary School 6th grade students who rank topmost on the 6th grade Written Exams (Greek, English and Mathematics). A minimum cumulative score of 263/300 in the three subjects is required.
  • Up to three scholarships to the College’s Junior High School 9th grade students who rank topmost in their class based on their final Grade Point Average (grade 9 GPA).
  • Up to one scholarship to the 10th grade High School student at the College who achieves the highest GPA in all 10th grade subjects and who has been accepted to study in the College’s IB Programme.

All students who fulfill the criterion of academic excellence must also have “excellent” conduct (by an act of the Faculty Association for JHS 9th grade and HS 10th grade students and by a recommendation letter from their primary school’s administration for 6th grade students).

Merit Scholarships cover 100% of tuition fees as well as transportation fees.

In the event that the family is in need of financial aid, there is the possibility of awarding an additional amount of up to 1,500 euros to cover the cost of books and other educational expenses.

Merit Scholarships continue to be granted until the recipient’s graduation, as long as the scholar maintains a GPA of at least 18.5/20 in each grade level

Students who are not awarded a Merit Scholarship and whose families have limited financial resources or who face financial hardship are eligible to apply for Financial Aid.

In the event that there is an insufficient number of successful candidates who meet the above criteria, then some or all of the Merit Scholarships may not be awarded.

 

Special Interests Scholarships

Three special interests scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding performance in Athletics or the Arts: 

  • Up to two scholarships for Athens College or Psychico College 6th grade Elementary School students and for students who succeed in the Entrance Examinations for Junior High School 7th grade who have documented excellence and special distinctions in Athletics or the Arts (Music or Visual Arts.)
  • Up to one scholarship for an Athens College or Psychico College 10th grade High School student who has been accepted to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) of the College and for a student who has succeeded in the Entrance Examinations for the 1st year of the IB DP who has documented excellence and special distinctions in Athletics or the Arts (Music or Visual Arts).

Students who are discerned must also have “excellent” conduct (by an act of the Faculty Association for JHS HS 10th grade students and by a recommendation letter from their primary school’s administration for 6th grade students).

Special Interests Scholarships cover 100% of tuition fees as well as transportation fees.

In the event that the family is in need of financial aid, there is the possibility of awarding an additional amount of up to 1,500 euros to cover the cost of books and other educational expenses.

 

Merit Awards

Merit Awards are conferred upon currently enrolled students of the College who distinguish themselves for their excellent academic performance, as well as their overall ethos and conduct.  These awards are granted to students in Junior High School 9th grade and High School 11th grade based on the following criteria:

  • Their cumulative grades of the previous two years (1st and 2nd year of Junior High School for 9th grade students and 3rd year Junior High and 1st year of High School for 11th grade students)
  • “Excellent” conduct (by an act of the Faculty Association)

A Merit Award is granted for each school unit (Junior High and High School) of Athens College and Psychico College. In the event of a tie in students’ GPAs, then all students who qualify are granted Merit Awards.

Each student is given a Certificate of Excellence as well as a monetary prize of 1,000 euros that is applied towards the recipient’s College tuition fees the following academic year.

In the event that a student who receives a Merit Award is already the recipient of a full scholarship, the monetary prize can be applied towards the fees of afternoon and summer programs offered by the College.

 

 

Summer Study Abroad Scholarships in the United States

Summer Study Abroad Scholarships give excellent students whose families’ financial situation would otherwise not allow them to attend such programs an opportunity to take summer courses at very good preparatory high schools/universities in the United States.

(For the summer of 2020, this was not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic).