Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

KIS Admissions

As a Christian school, KIS has always recognized that it has a responsibility to its broader community and as such, has made provision to support the education of students coming from socio-economic backgrounds that would otherwise prevent them from studying at the school. To achieve this objective the school budgets a substantial percentage of its financial income and continues to build on an endowment fund to support Financial Aid and Scholarships. You can find out more in our Scholarships section.

General guidelines:

  • Admission to Kodaikanal International School is a prerequisite for financial aid.
  • Applying for financial aid is not a guarantee to receiving aid.
    • The maximum award available will be 95 % of the annual fee
    • Students receiving 80% or above will be eligible for reductions in the Development Fee
    • Students on financial aid will also receive assistance for mandatory field trips
  • All grants are made on a yearly basis and are subject to annual review before renewal.
  • Only three students in any one family will ordinarily be eligible for financial aid at any one time unless the third delivery has resulted in multiple births, in which case the first two children and the children from the third delivery will all be considered as eligible.
  • Financial aid will be available to families who meet the financial aid criteria and whose children are in Grade 5 and above.
  • The Financial Aid program cannot meet the full, declared financial need to a family, but will make an offer on its best judgment within the School’s available resources.

Criteria for granting Financial Aid

The student receiving financial aid shall exhibit the following qualities:

  • Demonstrated active participation in the academic and non-academic life of the school. The student is expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2 (C) if in Grade 11 and 12 or a minimum of 33 points out of 56 if in Grade 6 to 10. Students who receive aid up to 90% and who achieve exemplary academic requirements can earn additional Financial Aid of 5%. Failure to maintain the GPA or IB Grade requirement will lead to a review of the Financial Aid.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward the goals and values of the school
  • Show evidence of positive contribution to school life and activities

For further details pertaining to eligibility for Financial Aid, please review the KIS Financial Aid Policy for 2019 or contact:

Admissions Coordinator
Kodaikanal International School
PO Box 25, Seven Roads Junction,
Kodaikanal 624101, Tamil Nadu
India
Tel: (91) 4542 247 217 / 218 (direct lines) or (91) 4542 247 500 (switchboard)
Fax: (91) 4542 241 109
E-mail: admissions@kis.in

 

Scholarships

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For the first 75 years of KIS’s existence, tuition fees were provided for from individual foreign churches, mission boards, diplomatic agencies, the UN and organizations. Families paying their own fees were a rarity. In the 1970’s the School’s demographics changed with an increasing number of families paying their own fees.

As these changes became apparent, the school found it necessary to continue to attract deserving students while maintaining the demographic diversity which makes KIS unique. The student would need to exhibit the values we look for which include an outstanding character the ability and willingness to contribute to public service, artistic and / or athletic life of the school, leadership, participation in volunteer, community, school-related activities and critical thinking ability.

Our commitment has been to offer a holistic education to students across the world who are unable to afford such an education. The scholarship we would like to offer would address the issue of unmet financial need which includes limited family income or funds not sufficient to cover education related expenses.

KIS has launched the following scholarship programs:

Russell De Valois Scholarship

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Russell De Valois graduated from KIS in 1943 and he went on to earn his PhD in Physiological Psychology from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty at Indiana University in Bloomington where his work on color vision became widely known. He was a brilliant scientist who taught at the University of California in Berkeley and conducted pioneering research on vision and how spatial information is analyzed by the brain.

Russell died on September 20, 2003 as a result of a car accident that occurred during his return to California from the 60th anniversary reunion of his KIS graduation.

Click here to know more about Russell De Valois.

KIS proudly launched the Russell De Valois Scholarship through an endowment fund established by Russells’s High School classmates (KIS Class of 1943). The scholarship program is aimed to attract a student who is likely to excel academically and one who can contribute to public service, artistic or athletic life of the school. Applicant must be an Indian citizen with eligibility independent of gender and religion. The applicant must show a will to succeed, critical thinking ability, leadership skills and perseverance in the face of challenges.

The scholarship is offered once in every two years to a student entering Grade 11 for the duration of their study at KIS to graduation at the end of Grade 12. The scholarship will be offered next for the academic year beginning July 2021.

Excellence in Education Scholarship

The Excellence in Education Scholarship, similar to the Russell De Valois Scholarship, is offered once in every two years to a student entering Grade 11 for the duration of their study at KIS to graduation at the end of Grade 12. The scholarship will be offered next for the academic year beginning July 2020. The last date to apply for the Excellence in Education Scholarship is April 10, 2020.

Criterion for granting the Excellence in Education Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a family income that is not sufficient to cover all education related expenses at KIS.
  • Applicants should excel academically and have an outstanding character. The candidate should contribute to the public service, artistic and / or athletic life of the school.
  • Applicants must show a will to succeed, determination and perseverance in the face of challenges; leadership and public service and participation in volunteer, community, and school-related activities and critical thinking ability.
  • The application is open to any citizen with eligibility, independent of gender and religion.

Amount awarded

  • Full KIS tuition and boarding charges at the rate charged by KIS for up to two years.

Click here to download the application form.

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