You are a first-time scholarship applicant in
- First year
- Second year
- Third year
Complete the New Application
You had applied for a scholarship previously as a new scholarship applicant and were declined
Complete the Returning Candidate application
You are currently a scholarship award recipient and will be applying for another scholarship award for the following school year
Complete the Returning Candidate application
You are a student whose scholarship application has been declined 4 times
You are no longer able to apply for another scholarship
Q: I am currently at a post-secondary institution. When is the best time to apply for a Competitive Scholarship?
You will need to apply in your final year of secondary institution (1 December 2021 to 25 February 2022) to be eligible for a scholarship for the following academic year. We encourage you to visit Foresters.com or MyForesters.com for all important dates.
Q: How do I apply for the Competitive Scholarship benefit?
Visit either Foresters.com and click on Apply Now under the Scholarship page OR sign in to your MyForesters.com account, visit the Scholarship page and click Apply Now. You will be redirected to the ISTS Scholarship Portal where you can follow the steps to register your account and start a new application.
Please note that the ISTS Scholarship Portal is separate from MyForesters and requires its own account. Accounts must belong to scholarship applicants only.
Q: What documents do I need to include along with my Scholarship application?
Along with your Scholarship application, you must include an essay of 250 words or less. You must share a written response about your experience with a volunteer project, in which you have given back and supported a community. Ask yourself, “why was it meaningful and how did it impact the community?”.
In addition, you must also include a letter of recommendation from an individual who is not related to you and is familiar with and recognises your volunteer experience. All recommendations must be submitted by 4 March 2022.
Q: What are the criteria for the scholarship approval process?
Overall weighting of the application components:
- Volunteer Experience, Recommendation Letter and Essay: 65%
- Grades: 35%
Based on the number of applicants, the competition for these scholarships is high. Students must complete the minimum requirements for volunteer hours, grades, references and the essay to be considered for a scholarship. Meeting or exceeding these requirements does not mean or guarantee that you will be chosen as a Scholarship recipient.
Note: only the top applicants from the UK, will be chosen by the Selection Committee, as winners. This includes returning candidate scholarship recipients.
Q: I have several institutions I would like to apply for. Which one should I list on the application?
List your first choice of the post-secondary institution you would like to attend on your scholarship application.
Q: How long do I have to submit my application for a Competitive Scholarship?
The timeframe to submit your application is from 1 December 2021 to 25 February 2022.
Application deadline is 25 February 2022.
Q: How can I find the status of my application?
Once you have created an online account, you can use the site to track the status of your application. You can also receive email reminders and notifications at more than one email address, by entering an alternate or your member email address, in your account profile.
Note: you are responsible for ensuring you have successfully submitted all required components of your application before the submission deadline, by logging on and checking your application status regularly.
Foresters and International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) are not responsible for information that is submitted, unsuccessfully submitted or completed inaccurately.
Q: What if I need to make a change to my application?
Applicants have until the submission deadline to make any necessary changes once they have submitted their application. Applications are accessible on the ISTS Scholarship Portal.
Q: What if I cannot obtain proof of my volunteer work?
To be considered for a Competitive Scholarship, all requirements and application components must be submitted, therefore proof of volunteer work is mandatory.
Q: Is there anything I need to do after I’ve submitted my application?
Once you’ve successfully submitted your application, follow these steps to ensure you will receive email notifications from ISTS in the future to advise if you’ve won a scholarship.
- Add donotreply@applyISTS.com to your email address book or “safe senders list” to avoid having these emails going to your junk mail folder.
- Do no “opt out” of any emails sent from donotreply@applyISTS.com or contactus@applyISTS.com. You will not receive vital information regarding your scholarship application.
- Always “opt in” for any Foresters emails so you don’t miss any updates that may come directly from Foresters.
Note: ISTS will only use your email address to communicate with you about your scholarship application or other opportunities administered by ISTS, for which you may be eligible to apply. ISTS will not provide your email address to any third parties.
Q: When will I find out if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
Recipient winners of the Competitive Scholarship will be notified by 3 May 2022 by email.