Scholarships

We offer several types of scholarship opportunities to grammar school students, including need-based scholarships from The Kellner Family Foundation, which have been awarded to 328 grammar school students thus far. Other students can lower their tuition fees through an academic scholarship or a scholarship for outstanding contribution to society and the school community.

Need-based

Academic

For outstanding contributions

Need-based scholarship from The Kellner Family Foundation

Who is this scholarship intended for?

Academically gifted children who pass the entrance exam to our grammar school, but whose parents/guardians are not able to pay tuition fees. They are mainly awarded to children from children’s homes or children enrolled in foster care. The scholarship also applies to children from low-income families.

The need-based scholarship can be awarded to students enrolled in the first year, ie the prima, as well as to students who are transferring to our school in a higher year.

The need-based scholarship has been awarded to 328 grammar school students so far, which is approximately half of all of our students since the grammar school opened in 2005.

The value of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship is considered by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for each child individually. It depends on each student’s income and economic background. Some students receive a full scholarship, covering all study expenses, including textbooks and teaching aids, accommodation, meals, school uniforms, excursions in the Czech Republic and abroad, exchange stays, leisure activities, medical and psychological care, laundry, library access, swimming pool, and other leisure activities on campus. The Foundation may also award students a partial scholarship, one that is lower than the tuition fee, and partially covers costs.

Where to find application forms and more information

You can find more detailed information about the need-based scholarship on The Kellner Family Foundation’s website. It is crucial to adhere to the deadlines for submitting scholarship applications as well as the application’s requirements.

Deadline for submitting applications 

Necessary forms

You can read more about the scholarship’s target applicants

Academic scholarship

Who is awarded this scholarship?

Students with excellent academic results, and who are deeply rooted in the Open Gate philosophy and mission. These students set the best examples for their classmates. They are actively involved in our community service and project day programmes, they pose questions at school both inside and outside of the classroom and they take on academic challenges. In short, they have taken their education into their own hands and are rising to their full potential.

Students from the first year through to the seventh years (prima to septima) can apply for this scholarship and the scholarship can be awarded repeatedly – as many times as the student deserves. This means students are constantly motivated to repeat their excellent performance each year.

The value of the scholarship

A student’s academic scholarship covers 25%, 50%, or 75% of the total annual tuition fee. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount awarded always depends on the individuals financial situation and every school year may be different. 

How to apply for the scholarship

The student must write an essay in Czech or English in which they detail why they deserve the scholarship. They should evaluate their learning progress, their efforts, and their contributions to school and community life. The essay will be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a member of the teaching staff.

The student will send the essay along with the letter of recommendation via email to schramlova@opengate.cz. The deadline is 15 March of each year.

How we decide to award the scholarships

Every year, scholarship applications are assessed by a committee consisting of the school’s Director, Deputy Director, Community Activity Coordinator(s), and the Head of the Counselling Services. Naturally, the Board can also ask any one of the members of the teaching staff to consult an application.

The committee will then select the students from the scholarship applicants who will progress through to the second round and take part in an interview. In the second round, students present their academic portfolio to the committee. The portfolio includes materials showcasing their academic successes.

Students are informed of the decision regarding their application by 15 May of the same year.

Scholarship for outstanding contribution to society and the school’s community

Who is awarded this scholarship?

Students who make a true contribution to the life of the school, and who represent Open Gate’s social values and ethical principles. They are students who are aware of their social and global responsibility, who participate in our community programmes or other projects, and who serve as proud ambassadors for the school. At the same time, they are students who are seen to enrich the school community.

Students from the first year through the seventh years (prima to septima) can apply for the scholarship for outstanding contribution to society and the school’s community. Of course, this scholarship can be awarded repeatedly – as many times as the student deserves. Students are motivated to participate in long-term social projects.

The value of the scholarship

A scholarship for outstanding contribution covers 25% of the total annual tuition fee. The number of awarded scholarships and the amounts always depend on the finances available for this cause. Every school year may be different.

How to apply for the scholarship

The student must write an essay in Czech or English in which they detail why they deserve the scholarship. They will evaluate their contributions to the school community and participation in socially beneficial projects. The essay will be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a member of the teaching staff.

The student will send the essay along with the letter of recommendation via email to schramlova@opengate.cz. The deadline is 15 March of each year.

How we decide to award the scholarships

Every year, scholarship applications are assessed by a committee consisting of the school’s director, deputy director, community activity coordinator(s), and the head of the counselling centre. Naturally, the board can also ask any one of the members of the teaching staff to consult an application.

From among the scholarship applicants, the committee will select students for the second round, who will take part in an interview. In the second round, students present their portfolio to the committee. The portfolio includes materials showcasing their contributions to the school and society.

Students are informed of the decision regarding their application by 15 May of the same year.