iFlourish Scholarships

GEMS Founders School iFlourish Scholarships are available to students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 in recognition of outstanding achievement.

Application Form 2023-2024:

GEMS Founders School iFlourish Scholarship Programme 2023-2024 - Application Form

Our recipients of iFlourish Scholarships during the 2022/2023 academic year are listed below:

Kashish Satta
Mohammad Rayyan Shamsi
Mohammed Iyad Akram
Kripa Susan Raji (Foley Award)
Katlynn Carolina Dsouza (Florenza Spinola Award)
Rucha Darshitbhai Oza

GFS iFlourish Scholarships are offered in the following categories:

  • High Performance Learning (HPL): Academic excellence
  • The Foley Award for outstanding contribution to the school community and wellbeing
  • The Florenza Spinola Award for outstanding contribution to the Creative Arts
  • Outstanding contribution to languages and/or literature
  • Outstanding contribution to innovation and/or sustainability

The outlines the timeline that GFS will follow with regards to the scholarship application process:

Stage 1

  • Entry deadline: 12:00pm - Friday, 2nd February 2024
  • GFS panel review of applications: Monday, 5th February to Friday, 9th February 2024
  • Shortlisting: Shortlisted students will be notified on Friday, 16th February 2024

Stage 2

  • Executive Leadership (XLT) Review: Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February 2024
  • Scholarships announced: Friday, 1st March 2024

To be considered for a GFS iFlourish Scholarship, you should carefully read and follow the application process below:

Stage 1: Submit your completed application form correctly. In no more than 500 words (11 point Calibri text), outline why you feel you qualify for a GFS iFlourish Scholarship.

Your application should be submitted electronically to [email protected] no later than 12:00pm on Friday, 2nd February 2024. Please save and submit your document using the following naming format:

Name_form Example: John Smith_10b

Students may only apply for a scholarship in one category and multiple entries will not be accepted. Applications from previous successful iFlourish Scholarship or any other scholarship awardees will not be accepted. Spelling, grammar and the structure of the letter is very important and will be taken into consideration when shortlisting.

Stage 2: (only for shortlisted students)

Shortlisted students will be notified and will then be asked to submit the following documents:

  • Copies of the previous 2 years’ school reports
  • Any supporting documentation such as recommendation letters, copies of awards/certificates, examination results, press clippings and/or video evidence

Further guidelines:

Shortlisted candidates may also be invited for a final interview with the school Principal and other members of the leadership team at our discretion. In addition to excellence in their specific field or talent, students are selected on the basis of their potential to act as a positive role model for their peer group through their given specialism. Scholars will be given regular opportunities to represent GEMS Founders School, Dubai and take on leadership roles within their given specialism.



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