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Bourses Scolaires

Bourses Scolaires is a need-based tuition assistance program administered by the French government for French families residing abroad whose children are registered with the Consulate. This program can cover close to to the full tuition based on demonstrated financial need. This program enhances EB’s socio-economic diversity and ensures French-speaking enrollment, benefitting all students.

New and returning families must apply each year to be eligible for aid the following school year. Completed applications for the French Bourses Scolaires for 2021-2022 school year must be received by the French Consulate by the deadline of February 23, 2021. 

Families who move into the area after the deadline should contact Antoine Portales, aportales@eb.org. Families living outside the Bay Area should contact the Consulate for more information and cc Antoine Portales, aportales@eb.org

Note that to be able to apply your child must be registered with the French Consulate and must be at least 3 years old by December 31 of the year in which the student will enroll (for 2021-22 your child must be 3 years old by December 2021).

Please keep in mind that the timing of Bourses Scolaires is different from the timing of the EB’s admission decision. You must submit a Bourses application to the consulate by the consulate's deadline. Do not wait for EB’s admission decision to apply for Bourses Scolaires.

Follow the four steps below to complete an application for bourses scolaires at EB. Check the consulate's website for the latest information.

1. Fill out Application and Gather Supporting Documents

Note that many supporting documents are required, including completed 2020 tax returns (1040 and 540). All Bourses scolaires applicants should begin preparing their applications well in advance of the deadline.

2. Application Review by EB

The consulate requires that all Bourse applications be reviewed by an EB employee for completeness and accuracy prior to the submission deadline. These meetings take place during the months of January and February.

Prospective families and new Bourses applicants: schedule your appointment with Director of Finance Antoine Portales by emailing him at aportales@eb.org. Make sure to write “Bourses / your last name" in the subject line of your email and please propose a few times and dates.

Current families: schedule a Zoom appointment to review your Bourse application with Véronique Jordan by clicking the button below. To book an appointment, please login to https://eb.myschoolapp.com and click the Bourses Scolaires tile. 

3. Meeting at the French Consulate

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings might not take place this year. We are awaiting confirmation by the French Consulate.

4. Review by the Commissions des Bourses

EB or parents submit all completed applications to the Consulate in San Francisco. Final decisions are communicated in June or July by the Consulate. If the timing of the final decision has the potential to create issues for a new applicant, please get in touch with Antoine Portales, aportales@eb.org.


French Consulate Bourses Scolaires page (link is external)

Contact EB's Director of Business and Finance Antoine Portales at aportales@eb.org (link sends e-mail)

Contact the person in charge of Bourses Scolaires at the French Consulate Myriam Loury at myriam.loury@diplomatie.gouv.fr