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The widely-shared understanding behind attaining a coveted scholarship was that one had to be a focused, exacting, academically-inclined student of a high caliber. While that remains true, it largely isolates a whole demographic that finds itself excelling not in studiousness, but in creativity. Albert Einstein once spoke of these role models in the making, saying “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This same philosophy of inclusivity is mirrored in Imperial College Egypt's principles for choosing scholarships, which they choose while keeping much more than grades in mind. They opt to handpick role models instead.

The school offers scholarships for a variety of extracurricular s including community service, singing, sports, robotics, chess, crafts, and writing among many other categories. Their idea is to make knowledge attainable, and build an internal population of talents within their student body and support them in becoming role models for one another. Imperial College Egypt’s CEO Dr. Sherine Azmy said it best, “We are here to create influential role models with all the competencies and confidence they need.”

The school is currently accepting applications from parents who think their little ones have the grit to snatch up a scholarship of their own. Call them up on 16590 for an opportunity to join a talented community.