These merit-based scholarships are part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
Marie-Claire Jefferies, Deputy Head Academic, said: “Scholarships at King Henry VIII are a principal part of our commitment to recognising exceptional talent and nurturing or encouraging outstanding achievement.
“We are looking for students who are role models for their peers and will contribute to the thriving community at KH8. We support and challenge our scholars to develop their leadership skills, communication and presentation skills, as well as their dedicated area of scholarship.”
Scholarships worth over £55,000 each
According to Bernama, via The Star, KH8 College board of governors chair Datuk Benny Hoe Tze Fook said each scholarship is worth over RM300,000 (over £55,000 at the time of writing) and will be awarded to eligible students from developing Commonwealth nations.
Hoe said applications for the KH8 College Commonwealth Scholarship Awards will open in June for the September 2020 intake.
In his welcoming speech at the launch of the scholarship programme on Feb 11, Hoe was quoted saying: “There will be six scholarships for academics and two each for the music and arts category, as well as sports category, starting with those entering the sixth form in the new term.”
Applicants must also be citizens by birth of a Commonwealth country, and are currently being educated in a Commonwealth nation.
The academic scholarships are awarded for academic excellence across a broad range of subject areas, including mathematics, the sciences, languages and the humanities.
Applicants of the sports and performing arts scholarships must manage a full A-Level programme at the school, in addition to demonstrating their sporting or musical talent.
To be eligible for the sports scholarship, candidates should be of a national, regional or equivalent standard in at least one sport.
King Henry VIII College is a co-educational boarding and day school for pupils from the age of three to 18.
It has a history that stretches back more than 450 years. Their sister school, Christ College, Brecon in the UK was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII.
The school delivers the UK national curriculum and boasts a 1:10 teacher to students ratio.