The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – Undergraduate Scholarship 2023-24 (Deadline: 14 January 2024)
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust is dedicated to nurturing caring leaders for a better Hong Kong. Since 1998, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships (the “Scholarships”) have supported young talents to pursue their studies through the Undergraduate Scholarship. For 2023-24, three scholarships will be offered to full‐time Year 1 local students pursuing their first undergraduate degree at HKBU UGC-funded programmes.
Each scholarship covers (1) full tuition fee ($42,100/year), academic and living allowance ($75,300/year) for the entire normative duration of study towards an undergraduate degree programme, (2) overseas learning subsidies (a lump sum of $80,000). The total package value is nearly HK$550,000 for four years of study. In addition, recipients will be offered a range of privileges, including opportunities to participate in an overseas leadership programme, networking and community service activities, etc.
To be eligible for The Hong Kong Jockey Club Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must:
(1) Be full-time Year 1 local undergraduate students who are enrolled in a UGC-funded degree programme pursuing their first undergraduate degree;
(2) Have the right of abode or the right to land, or have entered Hong Kong on One-way Permits;
(3) Have completed their senior secondary education in Hong Kong;
(4) Have a high standard of academic performance [see Note 1]:
- Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence in DSE or another recognised entry qualification and has attained a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the end of the first term or is ranked among top 10 percent in class;
(5) Have proficiency in English and spoken Chinese (Cantonese or Putonghua).
Note 1: Applicants with outstanding achievements or exceptional leadership qualities but with a lower GPA of 3.30 or above, or a lower class rank (among top 15 percent) may be considered. Evidence of these qualities, which are subject to examination by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Secretariat, may include but not limited to awards, prizes, or other forms of recognition/ credentials for demonstrating leadership in projects that benefit the community or other outstanding achievements.
Note 2: 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:
- AIA Scholarship
- Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
- Centaline Charity Fund Scholarship
- TrustTomorrow/Full Tuition Scholarship offered by The Zubin Foundation
Note 3: 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 2023-24 to the University upon the award of the Jockey Club Scholarship.
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.
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.
(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 copies of Hong Kong Identity Card, public examination certificates, documentary proofs for awards/scholarships obtained, documentary proofs for participations/achievements in extra-curricular activities/community services, and one reference letter in English (optional) from the school principal/teacher/professor 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_23232222_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 – Undergraduate Scholarship 2023-24 ” 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 11:59pm of 14 January 2024 (Sunday). 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 scheduled in late January 2024. Up to 6 suitable candidates will then be recommended to the Trust for their final selection through an interview in February 2024. Successful applicants will be informed of the result of their applications in writing tentatively in March 2024, and are required to sign an undertaking letter on the terms of the UG Scholarship.
Note: Students who cannot attend the selection interviews due to overseas exchange/placement/internship should NOT apply.
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