Alumni Giving

Last year, we were delighted that 68 alumni and alumni parents donated to collectively fund our first Alumni Eagle Scholar who started this Autumn. This year we are looking to the alumni community to support a new scholar for the 2023/24 academic year.

What is the Alumni Eagle Scholarship Award?

Funded by donations from Aiglon graduates and their families, this scholarship will be awarded to one student to fund their education.

As a school that is wholly owned and overseen by a not-for-profit association - the Aiglon College Association (ACA) - made up of alumni and parent volunteers, you can be assured that 100% of your gift will be used to help another Eagle scholar reach greater heights.

This year’s grant will be given to a new student joining Aiglon in Year 11 (previously 5th Form) or Year 12 (previously 6th Form) for the 2023 - 2024 academic year. We are asking all members of the alumni and alumni parent community to consider making a gift.

Gifts of all sizes collectively make a significant impact.

By funding a scholar you are not only facilitating an education, you are giving a young person access to the unique Aiglon experience of expeditions, skiing, meditations, and cultural exposure that shape them profoundly and help them grow in confidence while developing leadership skills. You are opening the door to the Aiglon network, to a top level university and to the power to become change agents in parts of the world where they are needed most.

This full scholarship award is reserved for a student whose family cannot afford any costs associated with an Aiglon education. It will be a means-assessed, merit-based award that will be given to a student who has a proven track record of high academic achievement, involvement in a range of extracurricular activities and a commitment to self improvement. Candidates will need to demonstrate high aptitude through Aiglon's admissions process, testing arrangements and interview.

Each application is considered on an individual basis by the Scholarship Committee, comprising a small group of Aiglon's senior management team.

Programme benefits:

This award will fund the chosen student at 110% to ensure all costs are covered to enable a full Aiglon experience:

    • Tuition fees
    • Uniform costs
    • Health insurance and medical bills
    • Travel to and from school during half-term breaks and holidays
    • Service trips
    • Ski pass, equipment and expedition gear
    • University application fees

Important Deadlines

Application submitted

1 February

Admissions testing complete

15 February

Interview complete

15 March

Final decision

31 March

The Alumni Eagle Scholar

The Alumni Eagle Scholar

Gifts of all sizes will add up to make a big impact.

Your gift may seem like a drop in the bucket, but as a community we can change a life, and more.

Alumni Eagle Donors:

Elisabeth van de Grampel Clairmont, 1980 Eric Gibson Alpina, 1972
Michaela Seeger Clairmont, 1980 Anonymous Alumni
David Cornwallis Alpina, 1971 Ramsay Nafa Alpina, 1992
Anonymous Alumni Parent Brian Ang, Current & Alumni Parent
Robert Liu Alpina, 1968 David Rebak Clairmont, 1965
Carin Beumer Alumni Parent Hamid Moghadam Alpina, 1973
Anonymous Alumni

Other Initiatives & Areas of Need


Aiglon Scholarship Fund

The Aiglon Scholarship Fund is the school's flagship fund that supports Aiglon’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body. We recognise that there are talented students for whom access to a school like Aiglon is impossible due to financial resources. It is our ambition to widen the access to students from across the globe in the hope that in the future they become agents for positive change and enhance the reputation of the school. This is a current-use fund, which may be spent in part or in full at any time by the school. Awards are set against tuition and residential costs and may include reasonable additional expenses incurred while a student attends Aiglon.

SEBA CZ Scholarship Fund

The Seba CZ Scholarship was set up in memory of Sebastiano Calleri-Zavanelli (Belvedere, 1992), who lost his life on Mount Kenya.

Seba loved Aiglon, and one expedition in particular made a lasting impact. In December 1990, Seba visited the remarkable Starehe Boys Centre in Nairobi, Kenya - a school that had just become the first member of Round Square on the African continent. Seba was very impressed by his experience there. Messages such as 'Aim High' (Natulenge Juu, the school's motto) and 'From those to whom much has been given much will be required' left a deep mark on him.

A little over a decade later, just weeks before his fateful trip to climb the treacherous Mount Kenya, he spoke to his mother about how he had recognised that his Aiglon experience had shaped him, and how he wanted to see others less fortunate than himself able to access an education of quality, regardless of their means. It had become a matter of importance to him.

Seba did not return from his last adventure, but his mother did not forget his words. Together with Seba's employer and team of equity investors in London, she set about raising money to establish an enduring scholarship fund in Seba's name. In 2011 the first Seba CZ Scholar, David Kimondiu (Belvedere, 2013), joined Aiglon from Starehe Boys Centre. After graduating from Aiglon, David completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford. His life has been transformed by the opportunities made possible by Seba’s vision and the by the generosity of his friends, colleagues and family.

Summer School Scholarship for Alumni Children Fund

The Summer School Scholarship Fund for Alumni Children was created as a means-tested award to facilitate sending alumni children and grandchildren to the Aiglon Summer School for up to two weeks. The school is committed to providing opportunities for students to benefit from an Aiglon education regardless of capacity to meet the cost of tuition.

Campus Development

Campus Development Fund

The tradition of philanthropy has underpinned the development of Aiglon’s campus throughout our history. From the first permanent home bought for the School in 1955, Clairmont, to the John Corlette Building in 1996, to the Tony Jashanmal Sports Centre built in 2012, the generosity of Aiglon families has supported, enhanced, and sped up the process of our campus development.

Our campus master plan provides a roadmap for projects big and small. Over the past five years we have delivered a new girls boarding house, completed major refurbishments to the Parsons Building, Le Cerf, and Clairmont. We have acquired new roadside buildings to further secure our campus, and completed many smaller enhancements that directly impact the student experience.

What does the future hold? The master plan’s most important focus is the creation of improved boarding facilities for boys. Besides a multiyear renovation of Alpina, a new Belvedere boarding house will be built on a site at the top of campus, behind Alpina. The existing Belvedere building will be redeveloped as a classroom and learning complex that connects with the Parsons Building. We will be breaking ground on the new boarding house in the spring.

Additionally, we continue to refine the concept for a new assembly building at the heart of our campus, incorporating dining facilities, addressing two core areas of collective residential school life.

These are ambitious projects, but they align with Aiglon’s commitment to reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading international boarding schools. We are forever grateful to Aiglonians who choose to partner with us and support us in bringing these projects to life.


William Cargill Endowment Fund

The William Cargill Endowment Fund was created in memory of the late William Cargill (Belvedere, 1974), a former student and governor of Aiglon. William recognised the importance of establishing alternative sources of funding for Aiglon and advocated the building of a significant School endowment.

Initially established with donations from William’s friends, family and colleagues, the fund welcomes donations from Aiglon alumni and friends. In keeping with William’s ideas and principles, the Fund is intended to grow until it is capable of providing, through earnings, a significant contribution to Aiglon’s annual income.

In its initial stage, therefore, earnings will only be expended in times of exceptional need, and will normally be reinvested to grow the Fund. In the long term it is the intention that the returns on the endowment will become a regular part of Aiglon’s annual income.

John Corlette Endowed Scholarship Fund

Named in honour of Aiglon’s founder and first headmaster, the John Corlette Endowed Scholarship Fund supports Aiglon’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body. This Fund is intended to grow until it is capable of providing, through earnings, student financial awards set against tuition and residential costs and may include reasonable additional expenses incurred while a student attends Aiglon College. To that end, the principal funds shall not normally be spent.

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