The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship 2019/20 (Deadline: 27 Sep 2019)
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$400 million were awarded to more than 400 young talents to support their undergraduate studies. For 2019/20, five scholarships (four for local students including one with special educational needs and one for non-local Mainland students) are available for HKBU undergraduate degree students.
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$110,200 each year for local students and HK$208,100 each year for Mainland students.
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 first-year or second-year student studying their first undergraduate degree;
3. Have high standard of academic performance:
- First-year applicants must demonstrate academic excellence in HKDSE or another recognised entry qualification. JUPAS entrants should have acheived a total HKDSE score of 25 or above from the four core plus one elective subjects. If selected, the scholarship will be offered on the condition that the student will achieve a GPA of 3.50 or is ranked among top 10 percent in class (the group of students of the same cohort studying the same programme) in the first term.
- Second-year applicants must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or was ranked among top 10 percent in class in their first year (the group of students of the same cohort studying the same programme). Qualified students will be invited for application by email.
- Students with special educational needs must have attained a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or above at the time of application (for second-year applicants) or in the first term (for first-year applicants).
4. Have proficiency in Chinese (including Putonghua) and English; and
5. Provide proofs showing special educational needs, if applicable.
6. Applicants with outstanding achievements or exceptional leadership qualities but with a lower class rank (among top 15 percent) or a lower cumulative GPA of 3.30 or above may also be considered. Evidence of these qualities, which are subject to examination by the JC Scholarship 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.
7. 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)
- HKSAR Government Scholarship
- Scholarship for Prospective English Teachers
- Swire University Scholarship
- Mr. & Mrs. Franco Cutrupia Mainland Students Scholarship
- Elizabeth Law Scholarship Fund for Mainland Students
- Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
- Centaline Charity Fund Scholarship
8. Recipients of the following tuition-waiver or renewable scholarships can still apply provided that they agree to return the scholarship money received in 2018/19 and/or 2019/20 to the University or School/Faculty, upon the award of the Jockey Club Scholarship. But they will still be honoured with a certificate of award without any monetary reward.
- HKBU Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding Local Students
- School of Business Super Star Admission Scholarship
- Science Entrance Scholarship
- School of Communication Admission Scholarship Scheme for Local Applicants
- Faculty of Social Sciences Admission Scholarship for Outstanding Students
- Admission Scholarship for Outstanding Local Chinese Medicine Students
- HKBU Elite Athletes Admission Scheme
- Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students
Scholars are selected according to the following criteria:
a. Intellect: academic achievements, analytical aptitude and appetite; genuine interest in their subject of study; imagination, curiosity, and a global vision.
b. 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.
c. Character: strength of character – truth, courage, devotion to duty, empathy, social awareness, commitment to fairness and justice, compassion.
d. 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:
a. The scholar’s continued enrolment in the same institution;
b. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 or a class rank among top 15 percent;
c. Participation in community services; and
d. 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.
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.
Please click here for the Regulations of the Scholarship Scheme and here to complete the online Application Form. Each student should submit the application form once only. Once the form is submitted, no modifications can be made.
(This is a joint application form with the HKSAR Government Scholarship. Please view the application eligibility of the HKSAR Government Scholarship at https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sfa/announcement. Note that the requirements for the two scholarships are NOT the same. Eligible local year 2 applicants will be considered for both HK Jockey Club Scholarship and HKSAR Government Scholarship.)
Upon form submission, an auto-email will be sent to the applicants. If no auto-email is received within 10 minutes, the form submission is unsuccessful and applicants should inform SFA immediately. Applicants should then print out the email and submit it together with copies of relevant supporting documents (including public examination certificates (year 1 applicants only), documentary proofs for awards/scholarships obtained, documentary proofs for participation in extra-curricular activities/community services, most recent medical report (SEN applicants only), one recommendation letter from the Dean, Department Head, school principal or teacher, etc.) to the SFA Unit, Office of Student Affairs at WLB 401, Level 4, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus, at or before 5:30pm, September 27, 2019 (Friday). Online application without the submission of the printed email and documentary proofs will NOT be considered.
In the event of unforeseeable circumstances, such as extreme weather, that resulted in the sudden closure of SFA Counter on the day of the deadline, SFA will extend the deadline of application to 5:30pm of the following working day.
Partial submissions / late applications will NOT be considered. Also, application form with e-signature or signature not signed by applicant, and scanned or photocopy of application form will NOT be considered.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend the internal selection panel interview in mid-late October 2019. 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 between mid November and early December 2019. During May and July of 2020, all recipients of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship are required to attend the Scholars Orientation Programme and Scholarship Presentation Ceremony.
Note: Students who cannot attend the panel interviews, Scholars Orientation Programme and/or Presentation Ceremony due to exchange/placement/internship should NOT apply.
An information session will be held at 12:30pm of 16 September 2019 (Monday) at iCafe Activities Room, Shaw Campus, in which more details about the Scholarship will be introduced. JC Scholars from HKBU will also share their precious experiences and hints for successful application in the session. Students who are interested in applying for the Scholarship are highly recommended to attend. Please click here for online registration of the information session.
Please click here for general tips on completing scholarship application forms.
Faculty members are welcome to encourage eligible students to apply.
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