Athens College awards Merit Scholarships to students based on their outstanding academic performance and excellent conduct. For academic year 2023-2024, the following scholarships will be awarded:
Α) To external students who will take part in the 2023 Entrance Examinations (March 11, 2023) 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 (IBDP) as follows:
- Up to six scholarships for Elementary School 6th grade students who rank topmost on the 2023 Entrance Exams for Junior High School 7th grade. The subjects tested are: Greek Language, English Language, and Mathematics. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum of 88% in their cumulative score.
- Up to three scholarships for Junior High School 9th grade students who rank topmost on the 2023 Entrance Exams for High School 10th grade. The subjects tested are: Greek Language, English Language, and Mathematics. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum of 88% in their cumulative score.
- Up to one scholarship for the High School 10th grade student who comes in first on the 2023 Entrance Exams for the IBDP. The subjects tested are: English Language, Mathematics, and General Knowledge/Critical Thinking. Scholarship recipients must achieve a minimum of 88% in their cumulative score.
Β) To students already enrolled and attending Athens College and Psychico College:
- Up to three scholarships for Athens College Elementary School Grade 6 students and up to three scholarships for Psychico College Elementary School Grade 6 students who rank topmost on the 6th grade Diagnostic Exams (Greek, English and Mathematics).
- Up to two scholarships for Athens College Junior High School 9th grade students and up to two scholarships for Psychico College Junior High School 9th grade students, who rank topmost in their class based on their final Grade Point Average (grade 9 GPA).
All students who fulfill the criteria of academic excellence must also have “excellent” conduct (by an act of the Faculty Association for JHS 9th grade students and by a recommendation letter from their primary school’s administration for 6th grade students).
Merit Scholarships cover 100% of tuition fees and continue to be granted until the recipient’s graduation, as long as the scholar achieves in the 10% higher score in his class and has excellent conduct. At the end of each academic year, the continuation of the scholarship is re-examined.
In the event that the family is in need of financial aid, there is the possibility of awarding an additional amount of the transportation fees as well as up to 1,500 euros to cover the cost of books and other educational expenses (upon submitting a relevant form and all the necessary documents).
Parents do not need to apply for Merit Scholarships. They are awarded to students who have excelled, based on their cumulative score.
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.