GISB Merit Award

GISB Merit Award

In 2016 the GISB Board of Trustees initiated the GISB Merit Award, an annual award honoring academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community service.

Applications are accepted from GISB students in grades 9 and higher. The award comes with a certificate and a tuition reduction of $5,000 for the upcoming school year. The next application deadline is April 30, 2021.

GISB Merit Award Winners to date:

  • 2015 – 2016: Amanda Lucius
  • 2016 – 2017: Anna Dechantsreiter; Honorable Mention: Jens Feugmann
  • 2017 – 2018: Dominik Bohnet-Zurcher
  • 2018 – 2019: Josephine Hugo; Honorable Mention: Kira McCaffrey, Veronica Lucius and David Dechantsreiter
  • 2019 – 2020: Livia Goldschmitt; Community Award: Maya Menzenbach, Veronica Lucius and David Dechantsreiter

Application Criteria:

  • GISB students in good standing grades 9 and higher
  • Academic excellence
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service


Students are expected to submit an essay (not more than 2 pages) that speaks to their strength, achievements, goals and dedication. Two letters of recommendations in support are also requested.

Award Committee:

  • Head of School
  • GISB teacher
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Additional Board member or community member determined by the Board of Trustees
  • Head of the Parent Council
  • External College Admission Officer

The Board is committed to offering the GISB Merit Award annually based on the submission of competitive applications.