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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship 2022-23 (Deadline: 5:30pm of 28 Sep 2022)

Scholarships
01 - 28 SEP 2022

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust aims to identify and groom outstanding talents to become leaders who will create positive change and inspire society to strive for excellence. Since 1998, some HK$782 million have been awarded to more than 880 young talents to support their undergraduate studies. For 2022-23, five scholarships (four for local students including one with special educational needs and one for non-local Mainland students) are available for full‐time first‐year student studying their first undergraduate degree at HKBU UGC-funded programmes.

Each full scholarship covers tuition fee, academic expenses and living costs for the entire normal length of study towards an undergraduate degree programme. The value of each award is at HK$115,200 for local students and HK$213,100 for Mainland students for the 2022-23 academic year. 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must:

(1) Be a permanent Hong Kong resident or a citizen of the People’s Republic of China;

(2) Be a full-time Year 1 student studying their first undergraduate degree in a UGC-funded programme at HKBU in 2022-23;

(3) Have proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua) and English;

(4) Have high standard of academic performance:

  • Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence in HKDSE or another recognised entry qualification. JUPAS entrants (non-SEN students) should have achieved a total HKDSE score of 26 or above from the four core plus two elective subjects.
  • There are no preset academic requirements for non-JUPAS and mainland applicants. However, only students with outstanding entrance results will be considered. 
  • If selected, the scholarship will be offered on the condition that the student has attained a GPA of 3.50 (for local and mainland candidates), and 2.80 (for local SEN candidate) at the end of the first term.

Note 1: Recipients of The Jockey Club Scholarship should not or should no longer receive another full scholarship or any other scholarships or awards that subsidise their local tuition fees, academic expenses and living expenses. Therefore, students receiving the following scholarships are NOT eligible to apply for the Jockey Club Scholarship:

  • HKBU Admission Scholarship Scheme for the Mainland Applicants (Full)
  • Elizabeth Law Scholarship Fund for Mainland Students
  • AIA Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers
  • Swire University Scholarship
  • Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
  • Centaline Charity Fund Scholarship
  • TrustTomorrow/Full Tuition Scholarship offered by The Zubin Foundation

JC Scholars may continue to receive other honours, recognitions and awards, such as those that support the students’ non-credit-bearing overseas studies, recognise the students’ specific contributions or achievements, and, in the case of students with special educational needs, provide for supporting equipment.

Note 2: Recipients of admission scholarships offered by the University or School/Faculty can still apply provided that they agree to return the scholarship money received in 2022-23 to the University upon the award of the Jockey Club Scholarship.
 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Scholars are selected according to the following criteria:
(1) Intellect: academic achievements, analytical aptitude and appetite; genuine interest in their subject of study; imagination, curiosity, and a global vision.
(2) Leadership: outstanding leadership and team work inside or outside school activities, personal accomplishments or community commitments; potential and capabilities in challenging status quo; embrace diversity and a spirit of collaboration.
(3) Character: strength of character – truth, courage, devotion to duty, empathy, social awareness, commitment to fairness and justice, compassion.
(4) Commitment to service: commitment to betterment of others, care for social and community issues of public rather than personal benefit; connect with Hong Kong and has a view about how its community needs may be addressed.
 

CONDITIONS FOR RENEWAL

The scholarship is renewed on an annual basis subject to:
(1) The scholar’s continued enrolment in the same institution;
(2) A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30*;
(3) Participation and achievements in community services; and
(4) Recommendation by the institution.

*Special accommodation may be provided to students with special educational needs and they are in general required to achieve consistent academic performance.
 

INFORMATION SESSION

An online information session will be held at 3:30pm - 4:30pm of 16 September 2022 (Friday) via Zoom, in which more details about the Scholarship will be introduced by the Jockey Club Talent Development Secretariat. Jockey Club Scholars from HKBU will also share their precious experiences and hints for successful application. Students who are interested in applying for the Scholarship are highly recommended to attend. Please click here for the online registration of the information session.
 

APPLICATION

(1) Please click here for the Regulations of the Scholarship Scheme and here for the Application Form.

(2)  Fill in the application form with Adobe Acrobat Reader (hand-writing is NOT accepted).

(3) Combine the completed application form with all the required supporting documents (including public examination certificates, documentary proofs for awards/scholarships obtained, documentary proofs for participations/achievements in extra-curricular activities/community services, most recent medical report (SEN applicants only) and one reference letter in English (optional) from the school principal/teacher or activity organiser, etc.) as ONE PDF file. Your PDF file should NOT exceed 25MB. You may not need to scan the documents in the highest/top quality if standard quality suffice.

(4) Name your PDF file in the format of "HKJC_student ID_full name" (e.g. HKJC_22232222_Chan Tai Man). We may not be able to identify your submission if you do not name your file as instructed.

(5) Upload the PDF file via our “Documents Upload Platform” at https://sfa.hkbu.edu.hk/supporting_docs/ (need to login with your SSOid). Please choose and click “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship 2022-23​” in the menu to upload the documents. We will NOT be able to receive your documents if you choose another scheme, so please click the scheme name carefully. The “Documents Upload Platform” will close automatically at 5:30pm of 28 September 2022 (Wednesday). You will receive an auto-email from the system upon successful upload of your PDF file. 

  • To avoid being late, you should upload your PDF well before the deadline, as there may be unexpected technical errors/difficulties that require you extra time to solve. Note that the submission time is subject to our system’s clock on the website, which may or may not be the same as your watch, and the Office of Student Affairs has the discretion to make final judgments on whether the application is considered late.
  • Online application without the submission of the documentary proofs will NOT be considered. Partial submissions / late applications will NOT be considered either. 

(6) After internal vetting, short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the internal selection panel interview in mid-October 2022 (face-to-face or via Zoom, to be confirmed). Suitable candidates will then be recommended to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for their final selection. The final interview with the Charities Trust will be arranged in November 2022. During May and July of 2023, all recipients of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship are required to attend the Scholars Induction Programme and Scholarship Presentation Ceremony.

Note: Students who cannot attend the selection interviews, Scholars Induction Programme and/or Presentation Ceremony due to overseas exchange/placement/internship should NOT apply.

Please click here for general tips on completing scholarship application forms.

Faculty members are welcome to encourage eligible students to apply.

THE JOCKEY CLUB SCHOLAR EXPERIENCE

Recipients of the Scholarship may be called “Jockey Club Scholars” or “JC Scholars” in short. Being a JC Scholar, the student will become a member of a network of past and current JC Scholars and enjoy a range of privileges, such as opportunities to participate in learning, networking and community service programmes. All JC Scholars are expected to actively support alumni activities to the best of their abilities. Most importantly, they are required to attend the scholarship award presentation ceremony and an induction programme. Scholars are also automatically enrolled as a member of the Jockey Club Scholars Alumni Association, a self-running, Trust-supported organisation that was established to mobilise JC Scholars to serve the community.
 

ENQUIRY

For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3411 2311 or by email to sfa@hkbu.edu.hk