Milton Toubkin Diploma Programme Scholarship

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The Milton Toubkin Scholarship

Each year Southbank awards a scholarship to one talented pupil entering Grade 11.

The scholarship is named after our founder, Milton Toubkin, who in 1979, created his vision of ‘a school without walls’. Toubkin envisaged a school that was not only ‘without walls’ in the physical sense, but also perhaps more significantly, in the abstract sense, as a state of mind. To quote Toubkin directly, “the most important walls to escape from are those that surround our minds. Those are the walls that prevent us from seeing, and more importantly experiencing what goes on outside. A school without walls means that we know that we don’t know everything, we are constantly in search of knowledge, we are not afraid of something new or different, we are willing to risk failure. It means not always going for the easy option.”

It is this concept that set Southbank up to be the dynamic, inquiring and open-minded institution that it is today; and it is with this in mind that we open our application process for the Milton Toubkin Scholarship 2018.


The aim of the scholarship

The aim of the scholarship is to enable a gifted and deserving student to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Southbank International School. The scholarship is a two-year award, dependent on a student’s sustained performance and progression, beginning in Grade 11 and finishing in Grade 12, when the student graduates.


What the scholarship covers

The scholarship award covers 100% of the school’s tuition fees and 50% of the school’s capital development fees for the duration of the scholarship programme. During the two years, the scholarship student’s family will still be wholly responsible for any other financial commitments, which include, but are not limited to, the £2,000 refundable deposit, annual PTA (Parent Teacher Association) fees, cost of residential events, and the IB Diploma exam fees. Candidates must be living at home with at least one family member, and must be available for an interview (either in person in London or via Skype).


How to apply

For more information, and to apply for the Milton Toubkin Scholarship 2018, please download and complete the application pack at the bottom of this page. Once completed, please send your application via email to our Admissions inbox: admissions@southbank.org



Scholarship Application and Selection Timeline

Step 1

Friday 19th January 2018, 16:00 GMT: Application Deadline

Please complete and send in your application by this date. Any applications received after this point may not be considered.

Step 2

Friday 26th January 2018, 16:00 GMT: English Tests to be completed

You will receive the details of the online English Test (if applicable) via email. This test will need to be submitted and completed by this date.

Step 3

Friday 9th February 2018, 16:00 GMT: Interview Slots Confirmed

All shortlisted candidates will be informed of their allocated time for interview on this date.

Friday 9th February 2018, 16:00 GMT: All unsuccessful candidates notified of the outcome

If your application has not been shortlisted for consideration, you will be notified of this via email.

Step 4

Monday 19th February 2018 – Friday 23rd February 2018: Shortlisted candidates interviewed

Interviews will be conducted by the Scholarship Committee either in person (those candidates able to attend a face to face interview in London), or via Skype (those candidates unable to attend a face to face interview in London).

Step 5

Friday 23rd February 2018, 16:00 GMT: Scholarship offer issued to the successful candidate

The chosen candidate will be informed of their success via email by 16:00 GMT on this day, and an offer will be made to them at this point.

Step 6

Friday 2nd March 2018, 16:00 GMT: All shortlisted candidates made aware of the outcome

All shortlisted candidates who were not successful in their application for the Scholarship will be made a regular place offer for a seat in our Grade 11 class, subject to availability, for September 2018 entry.