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Scholarship Audition and Assessment Day at Raffles Le Royal

Scholarship Audition and Assessment Day at Raffles Le Royal

Cambodia Investment Review

Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is expanding its scholarship program to include three distinct areas: Academic, Performing Arts, and Sports & Swimming. The premium British school will hold auditions and assessments on May 6th for children who have the potential to secure a scholarship. The school plans to build more scholarship programs in the future, for example, focusing on developing expertise in STEAM subjects.

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Founding Principal, Toby Waterson, explained the school’s motives for implementing these programmes “The scholarship program aims to match the quality of the educational program to children with the potential to flourish. Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is committed to providing high-quality, holistic education in Cambodia, on par with other international schools in the region.” 

“The school aims to attract pupils who can not only access the curriculum and opportunities at the school but flourish in doing so. The school is also determined to ensure that its doors are open to children from all social-economic backgrounds, giving them an opportunity to become the best they can be, regardless of their background. Scholarship programs create more diversity in schools, which is increasingly important in our modern, globalised world,” he added.

Recognize and support the diverse talents

He continued “Cambodia’s youth is bursting with unrealised talent and potential. Even before our school opened we were committed to identifying gifted and talented children who could benefit from a Shrewsbury education, and in turn, bring benefit to their country”. 

Indeed, last year in August, during a high-profile scholarship application process, the school offered scholarships to numerous gifted local children; a total of nineteen half or full scholarships were presented. Some of these children are on roll already, some will join the Main Campus when it opens in September 2024 and some of these children are enrolled in Shrewsbury’s partner weekend programmes.

Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh.

To broaden the reach of the program, the school is now offering opportunities for children with exceptional talent or potential in the areas of Performing Arts (including dance, drama, and music) and Sports & Swimming, in addition to the already established Academic scholarship program. This marks a significant step forward for the school, as it seeks to recognize and support the diverse talents of its students. 

The expanded scholarship program provides a unique opportunity for talented students to receive a world-class education while pursuing their passions in these areas. With this new initiative, Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is committed to nurturing and developing exceptional talent across multiple disciplines, creating well-rounded individuals who will go on to make a positive impact in their chosen fields.

Positive impact on Cambodian families

The selection process is free-of-charge and is open to all children in Cambodia. Families interested in attending the Scholarship Audition and Assessment Day on May 6th will need to make an application, which will be reviewed by the school ahead of the event. 

Application forms and awarding criteria information are available on the school’s website and Facebook page and must be returned by 5 pm on April 30th. Children invited to the Audition and Assessment Day will be asked to provide some supporting evidence of their potential in their chosen area.

Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh.

Shrewsbury International School Phnom Penh is offering a limited number of full scholarships which will carry children through the entirety of a section of the school, up to six years of schooling. One full scholarship will be awarded for each of the three categories. Additionally, many other scholarships will be awarded at the Principal and school leadership’s discretion, which will also make a positive impact on a number of children and their families.

The Scholarship Audition and Assessment Day is an excellent opportunity for talented children in Cambodia to gain access to a world-class education. Interested families can apply via the link in Khmer, English, Chinese or visit the school’s website or Facebook page for more information.

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