How to Help Your Kid be Successful
Because the IB Diploma Programme is an honors program at the collegiate level, we want to encourage students' academic success. Support your child by:
In order to remain in the DP Program, students must maintain a 3.0 weighted cumulative grade point average, have limited absences with 3 or fewer unexcused blocks, and meet positive behavior expectations. If these expectations are not met, the IB Coordinator will place students on a support plan for a semester before determining whether they are able to meet the requirements or must be dropped from the program. As parents, faculty, administrators, and students, we want to ensure that participants in IB are striving to be their best.THE COMMON APPLICATION FOR COLLEGESCHECK OUT THE ESSAY TOPICS FOR THE COMMON APP: COLLEGE COMMON APPLICATION ESSAY PROMPTS
- following up on their assignments
- reading the course syllabus for each class
- maintaining a school calendar with due dates, field trips, and days off
- check your child's planner for their homework and projects
- MAINTAIN BALANCE: encourage time for play, rest, relaxation, and work
Some Specific Schools that Reward IB Students
State Legislation regulating the awarding of IB Credit
State Legislation - Regulating the awarding of IB Credit at Public Universities
The following 18 states have adopted legislation for "awarding system-wide admission recognition / college course credits for IB" (all public 4-year colleges in these states are required to implement policies to grant undergraduate course credit to entering first year IB students): California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Colorado: All state 4-year postsecondary institutions must adopt a comprehensive policy regarding the credits offered to IB students, and identify which requirements are fulfilled by the IB Diploma Programme. However, all state-supported postsecondary institutions must grant a minimum of 24 semester credits to IB diploma holders who score a 4 or above on their exams
Florida: State colleges and universities must ensure that at least 25% of each BA degree’s requirements may be completed through accelerated course credits. Each institution must award credit for those specific subjects for which a student has passed an IB exam, reaching a maximum of 30 semester credit hours.
Minnesota: The colleges and universities of the Minnesota State colleges and Universities system must award, and the University of Minnesota and private postsecondary institutions are encouraged to award, college credit to high school students who receive a score of four or higher on the International Baccalaureate Programme Examination.
Texas: Public higher education institutions must award at least 24 semester hours of credit in appropriate subject areas for students who have completed the IB Diploma Programme with scores of 4 or above on the exams.
Link to IB Scholarship information:
- Seniors: Be aware that there are still many scholarship opportunities out there with application due dates this spring. Check out the counseling office website of opportunities for deadline dates at: https://www.greeleyschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=15443 Juniors: you can use this same website to begin planning for next year!
Various Blogs with lists of Scholarships for IB Studentshttps://www.moonprep.com/
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50 Scholarships for New IB Graduates
If you are entering university this year or next, keep your eyes open for scholarship opportunities that may be offered by your top university choice. Browse the opportunities below to help get you started. Are you an IB graduate? Join the IB Alumni Network by visiting www.ibo.org/alumni. Last updated September 2017.
University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT, USA) is offering academic merit scholarships ranging from $12,000-$22,000 for IB program students who have taken the SAT or ACT exams. IB students interested in the scholarship will be expected to submit their academic transcripts, score exams and all necessary admissions documents to be considered for the scholarship. All awards are renewable yearly based on satisfactory academic achievement and good standing at the University.
Kansas State University provides IB graduates who are enrolled as incoming freshmen with the opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship after receiving their IB diploma. Students seeking this supplemental scholarship should provide official IB transcripts to the Kansas State University Office of Financial Assistance.
University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK, USA) is offering a $3,000 IB International Baccalaureate Scholarship Award for IB diploma recipients. IB graduates seeking this scholarship must submit their final exam results to the university proving the IB diploma was awarded. The scholarship may be awarded for eight semesters with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Missouri State University (Springfield, MO, USA) IB Graduates may be eligible for merit-based financial aid. Students applying for admission by mid-January and receiving their IB diploma will qualify for the Missouri State University Board of Governors scholarship of $5,000 per year ($20,000 over four years).
Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX, USA), IB Graduates may be eligible for merit-based financial aid based on their exam score. Upon receipt of your exam results, Southern Methodist University will award varying amounts of financial assistance. Award Amounts: 30-34 $4,000, 35-39 $8,000, 40 and above $12,000.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA, USA), listed as a tier 1 university in the United States, will award select IB graduates with scholarships. IB graduates with an exam score of 40 or greater are guaranteed a $20,000 merit scholarship.
Northern Arizona University IB Graduates are eligible for a $5,000 renewable scholarship through the President’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship. To learn more, find the link to the “Freshman Merit-Based Tuition” scholarship for the year you will be admitted.
New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, CA offers students who have earned the International Baccalaureate diploma a $500 per year Tuition Grant.
Texas Tech University offers incoming freshmen Presidential Scholarship consideration. Scholarship application submission deadline is 1 February 2015 (Updatad 24 October 2014).
Savannah College of Art and Design is offering scholarships from of $3,000 USD to $15,000 USD for IB diploma recipients. The scholarship award is based on final IB diploma scores. To be considered for this award, IB Diploma recipients must earn a minimum score of 27.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers out of state applicants an opportunity to receive up to $50,000 in scholarships. In addition, all IB diploma candidates may apply for the George Beadle Scholarship for an award of $14,500 per year.
Western Oregon University IB diploma recipients with a score of 30 or higher receive both Guaranteed Admission to WOU and the Provost’s Achievement Scholarship, a renewable four-year award of $2,500 per year. Students are required to submit ACT (including writing) or SAT scores for placement purposes.
At the University of Alabama, Birmingham, students who have been admitted for the fall and notified the school of their candidacy for the IB diploma, are eligible to submit results and receive a $2,500 scholarship.
William Jewell College, in Liberty, Missouri, USA provides distinguished IB alumni with a merit scholarship valued at $17,000. This scholarship is awarded based on academics, service, leadership, talent and co-curricular activities. This scholarship is awarded to students in March.
Monmouth College, IB diploma holders from outside of the United States may be eligible for one of Monmouth College’s Merit Scholarships for International Baccalaureate Students. These scholarships have a minimum value of $10,000 USD per year and are eligible for renewal for up to three additional years of study.
Texas State University San Marcos, IB diploma candidates may qualify for one of Texas State University’s assured scholarships valued at up to $8,000/year. Applications are not necessary and students meeting the qualifications will automatically be awarded scholarships.
Middle Tennessee State University, allows prospective year two students (seniors) in the IB Diploma Programme to apply for a $1,000/year scholarship. To be eligible, IB students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 Junior year, anticipate graduating with an IB diploma, and submit an application to attend Middle Tennessee State University along with official transcripts.
Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri, USA is awarding $4,000 scholarships to IB Diploma holders meeting select criteria. These scholarships are renewable for a total of $16,000 over four years. To be considered for this scholarship, IB graduates must receive their IB Diplomas and must have grades greater than or equal to scores that will transfer in as Columbia College credit.
Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, IB graduates may be eligible for a $5,000 renewable scholarship based on their IB diploma, SAT/ACT score, and GPA.
Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon, USA) is awarding scholarships to IB diploma holders who scored 30 or higher on their exam. The IB Scholarships from Oregon State University are $3,000/year and renewable. In order to be considered, students must present OSU with official transcripts as soon as possible.
University of Oregon international IB diploma holders may qualify for the University of Oregon’s International Dean’s Excellence Award (IDEA) for New International Students. International students applying by January 15 are automatically considered for awards between $6,000-$8,000 USD, renewable based on performance.
Pacific University, IB graduates enrolled to begin classes at Pacific University (Oregon, USA), may be eligible for an additional $3,000 USD scholarship for receiving an IB diploma. IB graduates scoring a 30 or more are eligible to receive the University’s IB Achievement Scholarship and may qualify for other merit scholarships.
The University of Rochester, (Rochester, NY, USA) will award select IB diploma graduates with its International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship. This award is an acknowledgment of hard work and determination underwent by many IB graduates. The university says, “The IB Diploma Programme prepares ideal candidates to take advantage of the unique University of Rochester learning environment.”
University of Dubuque offers a wide variety of merit scholarships, awards, and grants that support the University’s Mission while recognizing academic achievement, commitment to community service, and demonstrated leadership. This includes a half-tuition merit scholarship.
Whitworth University automatically considers first-year international undergraduate students (freshmen) for four potential scholarships based on IB HL exam scores. These renewable four year schoalrships include the Mind & Heart Scholarship: $22,000, Presidential Scholarship: $20,000, Trustee Scholarship: $18,000, or the Whitworth Scholarship: $16,000.
The University of Tampa offers exceptional benefits to students who complete the full IB diploma. U.S. citizens are eligible for annual renewable merit scholarships of up to $15,000 with IB GPA’s of 3.2 or higher and appropriate test scores. An additional $1,000 award is available for IB diploma recipients.
At Drew University, high achieving IB students are eligible for merit scholarships, ranging from $15,000 – $25,000 per year (for four years). On top of merit awards, your CAS portfolio may be submitted for review when you apply for the Civic Engagement scholarship.
Mississippi State University, IB diploma candidates interested may be eligible for one of many scholarships specifically for IB diploma holders. These range in value from $6,000 USD to $14,000 USD.