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Applications for SY 2024-2025 now closed.

The International School Manila, located at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, was founded in 1920. The paramount aim of the school is to provide the highest possible standards of education to prepare children for entrance into colleges or universities throughout the world, and to develop the best intellectual qualities of each individual student. The school is organized into three divisions – a seven grade Elementary School, a four grade Middle School, and a four-year High School. At present, the student body represents over eighty nations including the Philippines.

International School Manila will make available scholarships to students of Filipino citizenship who will be thirteen years of age on or before September 01, 2024 and have completed Grade 7. The awardees shall enroll in Grade 8 and continue until they finish Grade 12.

Completed forms must be submitted to International School Manila, Middle School Counseling Office no later than:


4:00PM on Thursday, 11th January 2024


Please see below for more details or contact the Middle School Counseling Office at 8840.8555 / 8840.8550 / 8840.8553 or

Scholarship Booklet

Scholarship Information

Nature of Scholarship
Who May Qualify for the Scholarship?
Selection of Awardee
Responsibilities of Awardee & Parent(s) or Guardian
Examination & Interview Information
Scholarship Forms

Nature of Scholarship

  1. The scholarships are available to students entering Grade 8 in the International School Manila.
  2. The need-based scholarships will include fees such as tuition fee, matriculation fee, and book rental. A participation fee may be required from the parents to cover a portion of the school fees.
  3. The scholarships may be enjoyed for five years provided the awardees maintain the appropriate scholastic level and abide by the school rules and regulations set by the Philippine Scholarship Committee.

Who May Qualify for the Scholarship?

  1. The awards are open to students of Filipino citizenship who have completed their 7th grade of school and who will be thirteen years of age by September 01, 2024.
  2. The candidate must have demonstrated high academic achievement (no grade lower than 85% or its equivalent in any subject). Candidates must submit a copy of their report cards, school records/transcript from Grade 1 to current grade level with completed application forms.
  3. The candidate must demonstrate financial need. (Please see Financial Requirement Letter.)
  4. The candidate must meet all regular ISM entrance requirements.
  5. The candidate must have an excellent command of oral and written English.
  6. The candidate must possess high personal standards and be in good health.
  7. Only one sibling per family shall be considered for the scholarship program.
  8. Dual citizens are not eligible for the scholarship program.

*Please note that school year 2024-2025 at International School Manila begins in August 2024.

Selection of Awardee

After reviewing applications, successful candidates will be requested to attend an assessment day. Parents and candidates will be welcomed in the Amelita Martinez Ramos (AMR) Hall of International School Manila before candidates are ushered to the Library for assessments and team building activities. Student candidates will be required to complete a series of tests in reading, writing and mathematics, and take part in collaborative activities for the selection committee to get a better understanding of each student’s strengths and challenges. The day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m. We will begin with a meeting for parents and students at 8:00 a.m. so plan to arrive by 8:00 a.m. for attendance checking. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided for the candidates.


Based on the overall application and the results of the assessment day a group of candidates will be selected to continue in the search process. This will include a scheduled "home-visit," along with a panel interview of individual candidates.


Based on all of the information and the final interview, a decision will be made on which students will be awarded the ISM scholarships. 

Responsibilities of Awardee & Parent(s) or Guardian

  1. The awardees must indicate acceptance within one week after notification of the scholarship grant.
  2. The parents or guardian of the awardees shall provide for all other needs of the student outside of those stipulated in the scholarship grant including lunches, school uniforms, and other related school activities and trips.
  3. The awardees shall complete the High School course at the International School Manila unless the award is terminated earlier due to poor academic performance or behavior problems.
  4. The awardees shall observe all rules and regulations of the International School Manila.
  5. To maintain their awards, the awardees shall maintain a level of scholastic achievement set by the Philippine Scholarship Committee.
  6. A yearly evaluation will be made by the Philippine Scholarship Committee on each awardee to determine if he or she is still qualified to continue in the scholarship program for the following year and/or the financial need of the family.

NOTE: The students must be fully committed to attend International School Manila for a period of five years (Grades 8 – 12).

Examination & Interview Information

The competitive examination shall include:

  1. English Assessment
  2. Math Assessment

Date and place of examination:

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024
  • 8:00AM to 3:00PM
  • IS Manila Campus

For those selected to be interviewed, the candidates shall be appraised on the following:

  1. Spoken English
  2. Personality
  3. Interests
  4. Attitude
  5. Financial need
  6. INTERVIEW DAY (March 18-19, 2024)

Scholarship Forms

  1. Application Checklist
  2. Application Form
  3. Financial Requirement
  4. Principal's Appraisal
  5. Certificate of Good Health

*Report Cards/Transcripts (Applicants must submit a copy of their report cards, school records/transcript from Grade 1 to current grade level with completed application forms.)

ISM Filipino Scholars

Victoria SyCip Herrera Scholarship

The Victoria SyCip Herrera Scholarship Foundation, Inc. was born out of a passion for education and for country. As a student and a graduate of the school, Vicky started her career as an English teacher before becoming a Guidance Counselor for 38 years. Vicky encouraged students to participate in service and her support of the Philippine Scholarship program was instilled while still a student at the school. Her desire upon retirement was to ensure that the ISM Philippine Scholarship not only thrived, but would also offer additional opportunities for our scholars to enjoy all aspects of school life while in attendance.

Learn more:

“With the especially kind faculty, the lively and impressive student body, the time I spent with the ISM community has shaped me into a courageous, steadfast, and outgoing person who loves stepping out of her comfort zone and being challenged.”

Faith, Class of 2023