Margaret Sanders International Scholarship

The annual Margaret Sanders International Scholarship is open to graduating high school students from full-member AISA schools. The scholarship provides financial support for the graduate to attend college or university (must be a 501 (c)(3), U.S. chartered, degree-granting institution) and may cover a broad range of educational expenses such as tuition, room and board, books, computers and the like.

Award maximum: To be determined by the Margaret Sanders Foundation each year (normally around US$5,000)

Selection Process and Timeline

Full Member AISA schools are invited to submit one student for consideration for the scholarship opportunity.

AAIE will forward all applications received from the region to the AISA Board which will choose one student to represent the AISA region. This applicant will then compete with candidates in other regions for this prestigious international award.

The 2022-23 Margaret Sanders Student Scholarship application window is now open.

Please use this link to download the application forms. If possible, create one pdf that contains all of the submission documents and click the button below to upload and submit the application materials.

The deadline for application submission will be on 30 November 2022 and recipients of the award will be notified in February 2023.

Nomination Guidelines

The scholarships will be awarded to the students who demonstrate character strengths such as persistence and motivation, resourcefulness, and appreciation of other cultures and points of view.

The nominated students should also display a genuine interest in, and sustained commitment to the welfare of others, as reflected through participation in school activities, and community/civic involvement.

Factors considered in the selection process include:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Financial need
  3. Higher education and vocational aspirations that will impact future improvements within local and global communities
  4. Leadership and service contributions that directly address community and societal needs and solutions

Nominating students must:

  • Be enrolled at an AISA Full Member school in good standing
  • Be in their senior year of high school
  • Be endorsed and recommended by their school
  • Have applied to a qualifying 501 (c)(3), U.S. chartered, degree-granting institution
For more information about this award, please contact Gerri-Ann at
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