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ISF Academic Excellence Scholarship

We are offering two scholarships (100% fee remission) for entry into Grade 9 in 2024. This is a unique opportunity for academically talented children in the Metropolitan area of Florence in cases where there is genuine financial need. The scholarship will continue through Grade 12 with annual confirmation based on Academic success.



1. Current Grade 8 student in a local Italian school 

2. Academically high-performing and comfortable in spoken and written English.

3. Candidates must present 3 letters of recommendation from:

  • Head of School

  • English Teacher

  • Math or Science Teacher

  • 4. Recent Report Cards

  • 5. Financial need - parents will be asked for annual tax filing (ISEE) or similar documents.

  • 6. In addition to academic excellence, candidates are expected to demonstrate commitment to and active participation in a broad spectrum of activities beyond the classroom, such as music, drama, sport, social and charitable service, etc.



Candidates who wish to apply for the ISF Academic Excellence Scholarship should first confirm their eligibility for application according to the criteria.

For more information, you can email  

We are currently accepting applications for the academic year 2024-25 only. The application deadline is 20 January 2024. 

Application Date Info

Applications: Open Now

Applications Close: 20 January 2024

For more information or inquiries, email

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