The YCIS Hatsue Tsatsos Global Citizen Scholarship recognizes students of excellent character, with a passion for learning, who will contribute to the socio-economic diversity of the YCIS school community. The scholarship was inspired by Hatsue Tsatsos whose invaluable work during the founding years of the school was essential to ensuring the school’s continued growth.  Her compassion for children, her perseverance in guiding the school through challenging times, her diplomacy, fairness and respect for others inspire our merit basis for choosing the recipients of the scholarship.

Award Information

The Scholarship contributes to the cost of annual tuition for Grades 6 to 8, based on the financial need of the recipient, up to the minimum tuition due. Minimum annual tuition is $1,000. The scholarship will be renewed annually through Grade 8, assuming the recipient fulfills academic and character expectations and continues to thrive in the YCIS community.


  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Applicant for Grade 6
  • Student is new to YCIS
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Academic ability and character consistent with the aims of the scholarship
  • Student has interest in and desire to learn Mandarin as an additional language

Application Requirements and Dates – Completed applications due by May 15, 2015

  • Email or call the Admissions Office for a full Scholarship Application Package or (650) 903 0986
  • Submit an online application for admission to YCIS (including school transcript and Teacher Evaluation) – Fee Waiver available upon request
  • Submit financial aid application to School and Student Services by the National Association of Independent Schools ( no later than May 15, 2015 – Fee Waiver available upon request
  • Submit a Character Reference
  • Submit the YCIS Hatsue Tsatsos Student Essay Questions by May 15, 2015

Selection Criteria

The aim of the scholarship is to enhance the socio-economic diversity of the YCIS school community, while recognizing the academic promise and excellent character of the recipient. The Scholarship Committee will consider:

  • Academic performance (transcripts, teacher recommendations)
  • Character recommendations (demonstrating qualities such as compassion, perseverance, and respect)
  • Financial Need (Financial Aid application)


Tel: (650)903-0986
Fax: (650)903-0976
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