The Canadian International School system (CISS) to award 600 scholarships

On February 7, the Canadian International School system (CISS) announced the largest-scaled ever “CISS Talent Search” scholarship program with 600 scholarships for students from grades 1 to 12. The total value is 100 billion VND. This is the largest-scaled scholarship program ever of the whole system seeking distinctive talents in academy, sports, and arts in Ho Chi Minh city. This program is one of the key components of our commitment to the best education private system in Ho Chi Minh city.

CISS, established in 2012, is the first and only Canadian school system in Ho Chi Minh city. The system includes the following school members: Canadian International School – CIS, Bilingual Canadian International School – BCIS, Albert Einstein School -AES, and Canada-Vietnam Kindergarten-CVK. In December 2022, the system received funds from EQuest Group.

The Canadian International School – CIS offers Canadian high school curriculum and other international curricula including the IB (International Baccalaureate) program, Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and APs. CIS is also a member of  IB World Schools. The Bilingual International School (BCIS) is a Cambridge International School, offering a bilingual program associated with the high school curriculum standardized by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). BCIS students are offered various international curriculum pathways such as English-origin IGCSE/ A-levels, and American-origin AP to get certified university credits when studying abroad and to build outstanding advantages when applying for abroad scholarships.

Located in district 7 (Ho Chi Minh City) with a total area of nearly 5 hectares, both CIS and BCIS campuses include large-scale and state-of-the-art facilities in the South area. CISS is also the first school system in Ho Chi Minh City to feature our own Olympic-standard sports center and a modern innovation start-up center.

Albert Einstein School – AES, located in Binh Chanh district (Ho Chi Minh City), is oriented to offer the Vietnam high school curriculum with English advancement, and the advanced integrated STEM program, associated with various programs including American High School Diploma, and APs (Advanced Placement).

CISS Talent Search scholarships will be awarded to students in various fields: academics, sports, arts, volunteerism, and community services (depending on each school’s member criteria). Students will have the opportunity to win a scholarship of up to 100% of tuition fees for their entire studying time at CISS schools, including international programs. One talented student may receive a scholarship of a maximum of 7 billion in 12 years of studying at their school.

This scholarship program is not only limited to outstanding students with excellent academic performances, but also available for other students who hold great potential in other fields. Applicants are encouraged to show their talents in a variety of fields, as well as embrace their passion and efforts in everything they do and excel in their achievements.

Ms.Melissa Susan O’Leary, Secondary Principal of CIS, stated about this scholarship program “CISS Talent Search is the largest-scaled scholarship program ever – we are eager to welcome outstanding talents in various fields. I believe each child should embrace their own strengths. Thus, this scholarship is for any talented student from any country in the world.”

Ms.Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen, principal of BCIS also added “Throughout our 10 years of development, BCIS has welcomed a great number of talented student generations. This scholarship program holds the mission of nurturing and enabling students to fly higher, unlimited in their performances in only Vietnam, but also opportunities to spread their success to other countries such as Canada, USA, and UK.”

Mr. Craig Gibson, Principal of Albert Einstein School (AES) also stated “The scholarship program at AES will combine the advanced integrated STEM – math program with the goal to offer the highest quality for the talented students. AES aims to be the leading private school in Ho Chi Minh city to deploy the STEM ecosystem and offers a great cradle for multi-talented students to fulfill their passions and creativity. Our studying projects enable students to show their outstanding creativity based on the basis of knowledge and they may enjoy good opportunities to attend international playgrounds of practical applications.”

In order to win a scholarship, students are required to enter the assessment which has three phases: application selection, competence/language tests, and an interview by the scholarship approval committee. 

The CISS Talent Search scholarship program will commence receiving applications on February 8, 2023, and close on May 31, 2023. Applications will be assessed and results will be notified 15 days after the date of application. After getting funds from EQuest Group, the Canadian International School System – CISS (under Khoi Nguyen Group) has made a quantum leap, especially in integrating international curriculum pathways such as AP, A-Level, American High school Diploma, STEM programs, intensive studying for exams and early preparation for scholarships.

EQuest Group is among the biggest current private education groups with over 130 thousand of high school and college students in a holistic ecosystem from high school (K12) to college, university, and education technologies (ed-tech) throughout the country. EQuest is also the first education group in Vietnam certified by Cognia – the biggest organization in the US for accrediting primary and secondary schools.

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