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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Branksome is proud of its ability to support students through entrance merit scholarships and a program of financial assistance (bursaries). Our philosophy is to support, in part, as many families as possible as they look to finance their Branksome experience from Grade 7 to 12.
 
Financial Assistance (Bursaries)
  • The primary responsibility for payment of all fees rests with the student’s family.
  • Branksome Hall offers financial assistance, at various levels, to students in Grade 7 to 12 who qualify for admission to the school and whose families can show evidence of financial need.
  • Application for financial assistance is made to a third party assessor (Apple Financial Services) who makes a recommendation to the Branksome Hall Financial Assistance Committee. The application for financial assistance is separate from the admissions application and must be completed on the Apple Financial Services website. A family’s application for financial assistance is reviewed and evaluated independently from the admission application.
  • All families are advised to apply for financial assistance at their earliest convenience, as funds are limited. The deadline for returning families is late November and for new families, the deadline is early December. All decisions are made by the Branksome Hall Financial Assistance Committee and are communicated in February.
  • Academic excellence is not a requirement for the awarding of financial assistance but students are expected to maintain good academic standing and to be positive, contributing members of the school community.
  • Renewal of financial assistance is not automatic; families must re-apply annually.
  • Financial assistance is awarded as a reduction of fees, not as cash.
  • Cost of attendance (not only the tuition fee) is taken into consideration.
  • Both new and returning families from Grade 7 to 12 are eligible for financial assistance.
 
How to Apply for Financial Assistance
Interested families need to complete the Financial Aid for Canadian Students' (FACS) form, which is completed through Apple Financial Services. Applications should be made to Apple Financial by late November for returning families and by early December for new families. The application form and further information can be obtained from the Apple Financial Services website.
 
New families are also required to complete a Branksome Hall Application Form
 

Scholarships & Travel Assistance

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  • Entrance Scholarships

    Entrance Merit Scholarships are available for new day and boarding students entering Grades 7 to 11. Scholarships are awarded in recognition of students' academic success and co-curricular involvement. The average award is between $1,000 and $8,500.

    To be considered for an Entrance Merit Scholarship, applicants simply check off the Scholarship Consideration box through the online application. Applicants will then be invited to participate in the Scholarship process in January. Please contact our Admissions Office for more information or call 416-920-6265 ext. 268.
  • The Hallward Scholarship Fund

    The Hallward Scholarship provides full tuition for an exceptionally promising new student entering Grades 9, 10 or 11 in Branksome Hall's day program. This scholarship is available to a day school new student who would not otherwise have the means to attend Branksome Hall. The scholarship covers the IB fees and also assists with the purchase of textbooks and additional school expenses, such as the school laptop and activity fees.   
     
    The Hallward Scholarship has been established by alumna Mary LESSLIE Hallward'74 and her husband, Graham Hallward.

    Branksome is seeking an application for a Grade 9 or 10 or 11 Day student for September 2019 who is:
    • An engaged learner with a high academic achievement
    • Interested in learning and an aspiring leader
    • Engaged in broad interests outside of the classroom in creative, active and service pursuits.
    • Committed to her academic success in our IB programs
    • Excited to participate in learning, both in and out of the classroom
    • Willing to rise to challenges in athletics, the arts and service learning
    • Determined to reach for her potential and reflect the values of our school
    The Hallward Scholarship will be renewable each year the qualifying student remains at Branksome Hall, following an annual review by the Scholarship Committee.
     
    Here is the required scholarship application process:
    1. Submit a brief email letter of interest by email to Kimberly Carter, Executive Director of Enrolment Management by November 30, 2019
    2. Complete our online admissions application to Branksome Hall (Apply Now) by December 7, 2018
    3. Complete the online application to Apple Financial Services by December 7, 2018
    4. Participate in an admissions interview at Branksome Hall (January – February 2019)
    5. Complete an admissions assessment (either SSAT or the Branksome Hall Entrance Tests by Feb. 2019)
    6. Written Task: Applicants are asked to send a letter to the Hallward Scholarship Committee by January 11, 2019 that states:
           a. Why the applicant feels she would be an excellent Hallward Scholar  
           b. Her academic achievements
           c. Her co-curricular and service achievements
           d. Evidence of leadership, collaboration and teamwork
    7. Submit two reference letters from adults who have worked with the applicant and can speak to her strengths and character by January 25, 2019
    8. Final Presentation Task: Finalist applicants will be invited to participate in an oral presentation to the Hallward Scholarship Committee in mid-February. All applicants will be notified about next steps by February 1, 2019
    Decisions will be communicated to the student and her family on Friday, February 22, 2019.

    For information on applying for the Hallward Scholarship and to confirm your interest, please contact Kimberly Carter, Executive Director of Enrolment Management at Branksome Hall: kcarter@branksome.on.ca
     
    *Please note all Hallward Scholar applicants will also be considered for a Financial Assistance Bursary and Entrance Merit Scholarship, as well as admission to Grade 9 or 10 or 11 for September 2019.  
  • Travel Assistance For Trips

    Recognizing the importance of travel opportunities and the financial constraints that school trips might impose, endowed bursaries, established by donors, enable our students to participate in these specialized programs. The Financial Assistance Committee meets regularly to review applications for Trip Financial Assistance.
     
    Families requesting more than $1,000 in support are asked to apply for Trip Financial Assistance by first applying to Apple Financial Services and then completing the online Travel Financial Assistance Request Form. Families requesting less than $1,000 are asked to simply complete the form.
     
    Request forms should be emailed to Assistance for Trips. All inquiries and applications remain confidential. Applications must be made at least 45 days in advance of the school trip to allow for consideration by the Financial Assistance Committee.
     
    For those families who have already completed the application to Apple Financial Services this year, the Travel Financial Assistance Request Form must be completed and submitted by email to Assistance for Trips at least 30 days in advance of the school trip.

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