Financial support for families facing difficulties due to the Covid-19 Crisis
Please find below important information and updates received from the LFIT.
- First commission for Consular Scholarship for the upcoming school year (2020-2021) AND the third trimester of the current school year (2019-2020): Deadline to turn in all documents is MAY 21st. All requests are now being reevaluated, taking the new situation into consideration.
- The commission will be held on May 27th
- Even after the deadline, if your family’s financial situation was affected you can still apply for scholarship during the second Consular Scholarship session, in November. This second session will also reconsider incomplete files from the previous submission.
- Please note that If you made a scholarship request you do not need to pay for school fees until you receive an answer from the commission. HOWEVER, the accounting office will get in touch with you to make a paying plan in order to avoid having to pay all fees at once, should you request for scholarship be denied or not be up to your expectations.
- If you have any questions, please contact the Embassy’s Scholarship office as soon as possible. We have had several cases of families who didn’t think they were eligible for financial help but who actually met the criteria. Assembling all the documents needed for the scholarship request takes some time so please start doing so as soon as possible. Even if you are not sure you can have all documents by the 21st of May.
2- Solidarity Fund:
- The administration amended the criteria, based on the feedback from the Fund’s administrators and the Consular Counselors. The criteria for eligibility have been softened (for instance, it is no longer necessary to demonstrate a loss in revenue since February) and all applications will be examined case-by-case. The commission will be made up of parents representatives, teachers and school administrators.
- The information on the Eduka questionnaire had not been updated and indicated different ceilings for French children and other nationals. It should now be corrected.
- Parents and caretakers of all children enrolled at the LFIT can make a request.
- A first meeting for the Solidarity Fund will take place on Friday May 15th. 19 applications have been submitted so far but only 8 are complete.
- There is no deadline to submit an application to the Solidarity Fund. The commission will meet as often as necessary to review all the applications. This way, if the consular scholarship granted is not sufficient, families can still make a request for additional support from the Solidarity Fund.
Students receiving 100% scholarship cannot apply to the Solidarity Fund.