Get an inside look into the lives of two Global Indian International School (Singapore) scholars and how it has changed their lives.
Let’s be honest folks, international school fees can be pretty expensive – especially if you have several kids in school at the same time. Not to mention all those extras every school year, such as textbooks, technology and materials. But thankfully there are ways around that: scholarships! There are plenty of perks that come with receiving a scholarship, and the journey as a scholar can be quite fruitful. Are you curious to know what it takes to be a scholarship recipient? Well, we spoke to Nidhi Dhamne and Aditya Dongre, two scholars from the Global Indian International School (Singapore)’s SMART Campus to learn more about their experience. Take a peek at our video to find out what they had to say!
The scholarship process
Talk to any scholar and you’ll know just how tough the process is – students at GIIS have to complete written tests and in-person interviews. Why? That’s because schools want to reward the best students who have demonstrated exemplary academic and non-academic performance. For GIIS scholars Nidhi and Aditya, their interests in club activities and in sport – ranging from Model United Nations (MUN) and debates to chess and badminton tournaments – gave them an edge over other students and helped them secure their scholarships.
Being a scholar
Ultimately, being a scholar gives students an opportunity to broaden their horizons and push them out of their comfort zones. It’ll teach them to adapt to changes and be more independent in their learning. A scholarship might even give your child the opportunity to study abroad, just like Nidhi!
Not only is it important to pick the right school, but it’s also crucial to have a holistic environment for students to study in. In fact, GIIS’ SMART Campus was designed by leading architects from all over the world. Its campus includes ideas and concepts from more than 100 GIIS teachers in an effort to provide the best learning environment for your child.
And the best part of studying at this 21st-century campus? It has state-of-the-art facilities – think Apple TVs, digital smartboards and teleconferencing capabilities so that students can share information with others. Plus there are plenty of wide spaces for students to interact and collaborate with one another.
This post is in partnership with Global Indian International School (Singapore).