Scholarship & Exhibition Programme

Driven by core values of excellence and participation, RBAI is renowned for the range of opportunities it offers its pupils.  The Scholarship & Exhibition programme rewards excellence and outstanding ability, giving our most talented academics, sportsmen and performing artists the best possible opportunity to fulfil their potential.  

Whilst upholding RBAI’s traditions and ethos, recipients of Scholarships & Exhibitions also play an important role in inspiring their younger peers.

The closing date for applications has now passed. Applications will reopen in Autumn 2018. 

Scholarships

Each recipient receives a contribution towards their fees and a cash award, to contribute towards his participation/development in the specific area for which the Scholarship has been awarded. Please click on an individual Scholarship for more information:

One Year (Either Year 13 or Year 14 )

  • The award will cover school fees for one year
  • The student will receive £500, to contribute towards his participation in the sport, for which the Scholarship has been awarded.
  • The student will be eligible for a work placement, with M & C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment.
  • A contribution of £200 will be made towards travel for work experience
  • A discretionary contribution towards accommodation, during the work experience placements, may be available from the Board of Governors for a pupil who has received a means tested bursary.

Eligibility

  • Pupils already in the Senior School, as well as those joining RBAI in Year 13, would be eligible to apply for an Award.
  • At time of application the student should be performing at least at Provincial Squad level with potential for Ulster and/or Ireland representative level in one of the current recognised school sports.

Years 11 and 12

  • The award will cover a contribution of £500 towards school fees in Year 11.
  • The student will initially receive £250, to contribute to his involvement in the Performing Arts.
  • The re-awarding of the Scholarship in Year 12 is subject to continued participation in school Performing Arts and maintaining academic progress.

Eligibility

  • Pupils already in the Junior School, as well as those joining RBAI in Year 11, would be eligible to apply for an Award.
  • Applicants will be required to provide evidence of practical performances, and potential.

Years 13 and 14

  • The award will cover a contribution of £500 towards school fees in Year 13.
  • The student will receive £250, to contribute to his involvement in the Performing Arts.
  • The re-awarding of the Scholarship in Year 14 is subject to continued participation in school Performing Arts and maintaining academic progress.

Eligibility

  • Pupils already in the Senior School, as well as those joining RBAI in Year 13, would be eligible to apply for an Award.
  • Applicants to demonstrate above average contribution and ability in practical performances and/or technical attainment.

Years 13 and 14

  • A Scholarship will be awarded in Year 13.
  • The award will initially cover a contrubtion of £400 towards school fees in Year 13
  • The student will receive £100, to contribute to his academic studies.
  • The re-awarding of the Scholarship in Year 14 is subject to continued progress in Economics and/or Business Studies and participation in the Young Enterprise Award Scheme.

Eligibility

  • Pupils already in the Senior School, as well as those joining RBAI in Year 13, would be eligible to apply for an Award.
  • The best 9 GCSE grades will be considered, to demonstrate academic ability.
  • Either A in GCSE Business Studies or a leadership position within the Young Enterprise company.
  • Credit will be given to candidates who can demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and talent.

*The closing date for all applications has now passed

Years 11 and 12

  • A Scholarship will be awarded to the boy who  can demonstrate the most significant improvement in attainment and progress during Year 10.
  • A Scholarship will be awarded in Year 11. 
  • The award will initially cover school fees in Year 11. 
    • The award will initially cover school fees in Year 11.
  • The student will initially receive £500, to contribute to his academic studies.
  • The re-awarding of the Scholarship in Year 12 will be subject to satisfactory academic performance in Year 11.

Eligibility

  • Selection will be overseen by the Principal and Vice Principals, utilising academic assessments in Year 9 and Year 10, alongside PTiE and PTiM scores.
  • The recipient will also have demonstrated their commitment to the life of the School through participation in house activities, extra-curricular activities, music or sport.

  • Please note that this Scholarship is currently closed.

Years 8-10

  • The award will initially cover school fees in Year 8.
  • The students will initially receive £100, to contribute to their academic studies.
  • The re-awarding of the scholarship in Years 9 and 10 will be subject to the students meeting the expected standards in the annual school assessments and end of year examinations.

Eligibility

  • The Scholarships will be awarded to the highest performing P7 students who have the highest AQE scores.
  • The re-awarding of the fees and student contribution will be subject to maintaining outstanding academic progress based on PTiE and PTiM scores and overall progress.
  • The SLT will process the assessments and their decision will be final.

*Please Note: Applications will not be accepted for this award until autumn 2018

Years 8-10

  • The award will initially cover a contribution of £320 towards school fees in Year 8.
  • The students will initially receive £50, to contribute to their academic studies.
  • The re-awarding of the scholarship in Years 9 and 10 will be subject to the students meeting the expected standards in the annual school assessments and end of year examinations.

Eligibility

  • The Scholarships will be awarded to the highest performing P7 students who have the highest AQE scores.
  • The re-awarding of the fees and student contribution will be subject to maintaining outstanding academic progress based on PTiE and PTiM scores and overall progress.
  • The Principal and Vice-Principals will process the assessments and their decision will be final.


This Scholarship was awarded in 2017, and is next scheduled to be awarded in 2020.

This Scholarship will be awarded every 3 years to a pupil in Y13 to spend the summer (July & August) at the end of their penultimate year of study at RBAI. The Scholarship will consist of a 6-7 Week Programme:

  • 2-3 week School placement organised by RBAI.
  • 2 week work experience placement facilitated by Australian alumni.
  • 2-3 week travel opportunity.

Objectives

  • Facilitate personal development through experiencing a new educational environment and different styles of learning.
  • Gain international work experience in an appropriate discipline in one of the world’s leading economies.
  • Experience living in a different culture.
  • Act as a School Ambassador and strengthen links with the Instonian community in Australia & New Zealand.

Selection Criteria

  • The recipient will have demonstrated excellent academic attainment and progress at GCSE and in the early stages of their sixth form studies.
  • Alongside engaging in learning, the recipient will have participated in the wider school life.
  • Must be willing to self-fund in-country costs.
  • Must be willing to attend an alumni event, and/or meet former pupils of RBAI during your visit.

Selection Process

Selection will be overseen by the Principal and Senior Leadership Team in consultation with 2-3 Australian alumni. Applicants will be required to submit a written application, with a shortlist being invited for interview.

Application Process - This Scholarship is not scheduled to be awarded until January 2020.

Exhibitions

Each recipient receives a cash award, to contribute towards his participation/development in the specific area for which the Exhibition has been awarded. Please note Exhibition awards do not include a fee contribution from the School.

The Robert Howard Swimming Exhibition - £500* per annum (Re-awarding for an additional year is subject to continued participation in the school Swimming Club and achieving at representative level).Exhibitions will be awarded, for a maximum of two years, to those students achieving representative honours, or an exceptional level of performance to be determined by the SLT, Head of PE and Games, and the appropriate Master in Charge of the Sport.*To contribute to development in the sport for which the Exhibition has been awarded.NB: The holder of a Swimming or Rugby Exhibition is not eligible to hold an Open Exhibition.

Rugby Exhibitions - £300* per annum (Re-awarding for an additional year is subject to continued participation in the school Rugby Club and achieving at representative level).Exhibitions will be awarded, for a maximum of two years, to those students achieving representative honours, or an exceptional level of performance to be determined by the SLT, Head of PE and Games, and the appropriate Master in Charge of the Sport.*To contribute to development in the sport for which the Exhibition has been awarded.NB: The holder of a Swimming or Rugby Exhibition is not eligible to hold an Open Exhibition.

Open Exhibition(s) - £500* per annum (Re-awarding for an additional year is subject to continued participation in the school sporting provision, and achieving at representative level in one of the current recognised school sports).Exhibitions will be awarded, for a maximum of two years, to those students achieving representative honours, or an exceptional level of performance to be determined by the SLT, Head of PE and Games, and the appropriate Master in Charge of the Sport.*To contribute to development in the sport for which the Exhibition has been awarded.NB: The holder of a Swimming or Rugby Exhibition is not eligible to hold an Open Exhibition.

Hockey Exhibitions (2) - £500* per annum (Re-awarding for an additional year is subject to continued participation in the school Hockey Club and achieving at representative level). The recipient will be encouraged to develop links with Instonians Hockey Club, eg. coaching.
Selection will be by audition. Candidates will be required to perform to at least Grade 4 standard on their chosen instrument and undertake a short sight-reading test and interview. The awardee will receive £350 per annum towards tuition fees and music related resources, for a maximum of two years.Successful candidates will be expected to participate in the School Orchestra, School Choir and/or Jazz Band, and the re-awarding of the scholarship will depend on contribution to musical activities within the school.
  NB: Pupils joining RBAI will be eligible to apply for an Exhibition Award.

Application Process

Please download and complete the application form below. 

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 11th October at 4pm, with the exception of the Dr Ben Wilson Scholarship for Economics and Business Studies. Applications for this scholarship will be received up to 4pm on Thursday 12th October.  

Eligibility

The Principal & Vice-Principals will process the assessments and their decision will be final.



 

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