Hartland International School has awarded full scholarships to three high achieving students in the UAE.
All three students - Elizaveta Soboleva in Year 6, Zeina Al Khawaja in Year 8, and Fatima Rizvi in Year 7 - will join the school in September 2017. Additionally, an existing Hartland student - Eesha Gupta from Year 7 - has also been awarded a 50% scholarship.
The scholarship holders were selected by the school's principal and chief academic officer, Fiona Cottam, and the chairman of the governing body, Ralph Tabberer, upon review of the applications.
When the scholarships were first introduced, a total of 10 awards were available for this year, but a statement from the school said "only the exceptional were awarded to ensure that standards were not compromised. Though there were many very good applications from some very promising young people, not all met the requirements on this occasion".
The scholarship programme will be extended and offered again during the next academic year.
Fiona Cottam commented: "We are delighted to extend the high standard of a Hartland education experience to these young people. We are confident that they will continue to excel in our dynamic and existing exceptional cohort of students and know that they will flourish. Giving back through rewarding excellence rings true with our school's ethos of unlocking potential, and we are pleased to launch this scholarship programme for the first time in line with such a significant and notable initiative such as The Year of Giving."