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Grants & Awards

Recognising impactful individuals and schools

University scholarship: appplications open for 2024

ECIS offers a scholarship (bursary) for first-year university students who graduate from an ECIS member school! We award one £10,000 scholarship per year, payable directly from ECIS to the university at the beginning of the first term of yearly enrolment. Just another way we employ membership funds to advance international education in our world. Applications are now open for those schools with Level 3 School Membership.

Open: Margaret Sanders undergraduate scholarship

This prestigious annual scholarship is available to students studying at ECIS member schools. To be eligible, students must be applying to a 501 (c)(3), US chartered, degree-granting institution. Awards are $4,000 USD each.

Promotion of international education


The Promotion of International Education Award was designed to recognise those adults involved in the international school community who actively promote and champion international education, from board members to parents to key stakeholders, and more. ECIS member schools can request a certificate for their nominated recipient, to be awarded at a scheduled ceremony or event. Schools are limited to one award annually. To check your eligibility, please complete this form:

Award for international understanding


The ECIS Award for International Understanding is awarded to a student who is a good representative of his or her own country, with a positive attitude toward the life and culture of others, able to converse in at least two languages, a contributing force in the life of the school, with the ability to bring differing people together into a sense of community, thus furthering the cause of international understanding. To check your eligibility, please complete this form:

International school awards

ECIS member schools are encouraged to share outstanding programming, to receive international recognition! The International School Awards celebrate learning, teaching, community, pastoral care, leadership and strategic initiatives at international schools. They provide the opportunity for international schools to share best practice, creative endeavours, community participation and innovation. The International School Awards are hosted by our partner, ISC Research, with the support of International School Leader Magazine.