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HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) 香港浸會大學恩傳獎學金

HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) 2023-24 (Deadline: 28 Jan 2024)

HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) was set up with donations raised by the Village CARE Campaign in 2019.  A group of HKBU alumni pledged a sum donation in support of students with special educational needs (SSEN). The Scholarship represents a way to show the alumni’s gratitude to their alma mater, an encouragement for the next generation of students to thrive in their own way.

For the 2023-24 academic year, up to 10 AGS of HK$15,000 each will be available to recognize the SSEN in pursuit of excellence in academic, non-academic merits and improvement in academic performance.



  1. Full-time HKBU students studying publicly-funded degree or above level programmes (but exclude exchange students not studying a full degree or above programme in Hong Kong), registered with special educational needs (SEN) as below:
  • Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental illness
  • Physical disability
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Speech impairment
  • Chronic illness and visceral disability
  • Visual impairment
  • Others
  1. A SSEN may be awarded the AGS more than once throughout his/her studies, and each application shall be considered based on individual merit and against other applications received in that year.





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  1. Applications will be assessed on the basis of the followings:
  1. Good academic standing: cGPA must be 2.50 or above after the first semester of 2023-24;
  2. Outstanding record of local/global extra-curricular activities;
  3. Active participation in service-learning activities, internship, and enthusiastic in community services.
  1. Preference will be given to eligible applicants who have never received AGS or any SEN related funding support before.

Scholarship Amount

Scholarship recipients wil receive $ 15,000.

Important Notes

  1. Office of Student Affairs reserves the final right on the decisions of subsidy allocation and guidelines amendment at any time without prior notice as appropriate.
  2. Awardees are required to submit a sharing passage, 3 photos and a completed evaluation survey to USSEN within a month upon receipt of the Scholarship.


Step I - Complete the online application form.

  • Each student should submit the application form once only. Once the form is submitted, no modifications can be made.
  • The form is a joint application form with the HKSAR Endeavour Merit Award (EMA). Please view the application eligibility of EMA at Eligible applicants will be considered for both EMA and AGS through one application.
  • 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.

Step II - Submit the required supporting documents before the deadline 28 January 2024 (Sunday).

After completing the online form, applicants should follow the instructions below (also written in the auto-email) to submit the required supporting documents (including documentary proofs for awards/scholarships obtained, documentary proofs for participation in extra-curricular activities/community services, most recent medical report, etc.):

  1. Scan your documentary proofs as ONE (1) PDF file, and arrange them in proper order. Make sure they are clear and legible. Any parts that are missing, unclear, and incomprehensible will NOT be considered. Try to keep the PDF file size under 15MB. You may not need to scan the documents in the highest/best quality if standard quality suffices.
  2. Name your PDF file in the format of "AGS_EMA_student ID" (e.g. AGS_EMA_20221111). We may not be able to identify your submission if you do not name your file as instructed.
  3. Login to our “Documents Upload Platform” at with your SSOid. Choose and click HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship and HKSAR Government Endeavour Merit Awardin 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 28 January 2024 (Sunday). You will receive an auto-email from the system upon successful upload of your PDF file.
  • To avoid last-minute rush/unexpected technical errors/difficulties that may require extra time to solve, you are advised to prepare and upload your PDF file as early as possible before the deadline. 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 supporting documents will NOT be considered.
  • Submission by email/fax/hardcopy or after the application deadline will NOT be accepted.

All applications will be assessed by an internal selection panel. The selection results will be announced in March/April 2024.

  • Please click here for general tips on completing scholarship application forms.
  • Faculty members are welcome to encourage eligible students to apply.

Submission of Reflective Essays & Other Obligations

  • To express awardees' gratitude to the University alumni for their generous support for the AGS, they are required to submit a sharing article in around 350 words and three high-resolution group and/or individual photos. 2022-23 awardees have to submit it within a month upon the receipt of the Scholarship and should be sent to Late/no submission may result in score deduction in applying other HKBU SEN related financial schemes.
  • Recipients may be invited to attend some experience-sharing occasions and/or meet with Scholarship's donors if requested by the Office of Student Affairs. 


For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3411 2307 / 3411 2311 or by email to

FUNG Ka Yan Photo

FUNG Ka Yan, Bachelor of Communication (Hons.)
in Public Relations and Advertising [Public Relations]

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the donors, and this is my great honor to be selected as one of the recipients of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. This scholarship allows me to expand my horizon by subsidizing me to participating in various courses and activities.

With the scholarship, I am able to settle part of my tuition fee. Hence, I do not have to bear tremendous financial burden and thus I can have more time to participate in the activities that I am interested in, like debating and doing voluntary service. It significantly broadens my horizon and enriches my all-round development. 

As a second-year student majoring in communication with special educational needs, (... more)

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LO Chun On, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History

I am writing to deliver my deepest gratitude to the alumni donors and Unit for Students with Special Educational Needs. It is my honor to be selected as the recipient of HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship.

With the scholarship, I hope that it can reduce the economic burden of my father in terms of daily life expenditure for my family and tuition fee for my university study. Moreover, the scholarship enables me to continue studying at university. Besides, it provides me with more precious learning opportunities outside the university. Throughout my university life, I have received more learning experience in both face to face and online context.

This semester, I have joined the internship program of the faculty of social science. I entered the Museum of Coastal Defence working as a research assistant. During my internship, (... more)

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NG Yu Sum Eason, Bachelor of
Business Adminstration (Hons.) Entrepreneurship

As a proud recipient of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship, I am humbled by the generosity of the alumni donors who have made it possible for me to continue my studies. This scholarship has been a significant source of support and encouragement for me.

The scholarship has been a huge help in my study as I am pursuing a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship Concentration, and the primary use of the scholarship is to cover the tuition fee and related expenses, such as textbooks and computer programmes. This has enabled me to focus more fully on my studies without worrying about the financial strain that often comes with pursuing higher education. Additionally, purchasing grammar checking programmes can help me analyzes errors, including grammatical and spelling mistakes, in my school work. And an interface design software can allow me to brainstorm ideas, design prototypes, or build solutions. Being an Entrepreneurship Concentration student, innovation always matters.

With the help of the scholarship, I have achieved excellent outcomes in my studies. I have been developing my skills and knowledge, like learning to use new design computer programme and knowledge related to entrepreneurship.  I am excited about this scholarship's impact on my further education and future planning. It is planned to use the scholarship for learning website design courses in the future. The scholarship has also significantly impacted my further education and future planning. It has allowed me to focus on my studies and extracurricular learning without (... more)

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TANG Tik Man, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Translation

Enrolling in the Summer Study Abroad program in Communication for PR and Advertising at the University of the Arts London was a life-changing experience for me. Thanks to the scholarship I received, I am able to take part in this program and expand my knowledge and skills in the field of communication.

During the program, I will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best professionals in the industry. The curriculum is designed to equip us with the latest knowledge and practices in communication, public relations, and advertising. The program also allows me to meet with fellow students from all around the world, which helped me broaden my horizons and understand different perspectives. Apart from academic life, I will have the opportunity to visit some of the city's most famous landmarks and museums, including the British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Tower of London. 

Aside from the program, I also used part of the scholarship money to purchase textbooks and study materials to help me continue my study of the Japanese language. Learning Japanese has always been a personal interest of mine. My goal is to take the N3 examination, which is an intermediate level language proficiency test. With the help of the textbooks, I was able to improve my reading, writing, and speaking skills in Japanese. (... more)

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WONG Siu Ping, Bachelor of 
Business Administration (Hons.) [Accounting]

It is my honor to receive the Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. It helps me a lot in reducing the financial burden on study fees.

When I received the email about receiving this Scholarship, I did not believe I could receive this scholarship. It is unbelievable. As there are too many students applying for this scholarship, I did not imagine that I could apply for it successfully. I am grateful that I gave it a try at first. 

I am always busy with balancing study and work. I was born in a normal family. After graduating from secondary school, I wanted to reduce the financial burden for my family and started having part time jobs after the DSE exam. I hope I can work to support my daily expenses and the study fees. These expenses are not a small amount for me. I started to have second and even third part time jobs. Thus, my main challenge is to balance studying, working and rest. My main part time job is being a waitress and thus, I need to stand all the time. I am tired and need rest. Sometimes, I need to meet my teammates and start our group projects after work. This scholarship is important for me, as it can support part of the study fee and reduce my pressure. That means I can have more time to rest and focus more on my studies.

Written examination is a big challenge for me. I have learning difficulties in reading and writing. It is not easy for me to explain my understanding (... more)

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WONG Tin Yau David, Bachelor of Science (Hons.)
in Computer Science

As a final year student, I am honored and grateful to be a recipient of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes my efforts in pursuing academic and non-academic excellence and improving my academic performance, despite facing challenges associated with my SEN status.

I have used the scholarship to cover the costs of textbooks, software, and other academic expenses, as well as to participate in academic and extracurricular activities that have enriched my university experience.

One of the key benefits of the scholarship has been the opportunities it has provided me to pursue my academic interests and develop my skills. I was able to attend additional supplementary courses related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that helped me gain a deeper understanding of this field and develop my programming skills. I also participated in a competition named Huawei ICT Competition in 2022-2023, which helped me develop my critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Despite the positive outcomes, there have been obstacles encountered along the way, as a result of my SEN status. One of the main challenges has been managing my time and balancing my academic commitments with my personal needs. I have had to learn how to manage my time effectively and prioritize my tasks to ensure that I am able to meet all of my obligations, while also taking care of my personal needs.

In the future, I plan to pursue a career in the tech industry, with a focus on using technology to (... more)

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WONG Yi Ling, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History

This scholarship symbolizes my efforts finally being awarded and serves as a recognition of myself. Also, it is proof and award of my academic work after last semester.

In the last year, I encountered lots of obstacles. I was infected COVID and undergone an unexpected gynecological surgery and suffered from its side effects for a long time. It strongly affected me and made my emotions become more unstable and therefore, I collapsed, having panic attacks very often. I realized I needed help so I followed my psychiatrist and psychologist strictly, visited them on time and have some therapy. Luckily, my psychological disorder did not turn more severe. After that, I am trying different ways to cope with stress and unstable emotions.

The scholarship helps me a lot to cope with my financial burden. This contribution to my education is so genius and will allow me to continue to focus on my study. I want to use this scholarship to support part of my tuition fee because I want to apply for the master’s degree program (Master of Arts in Cultural Management) at CUHK. It largely decreases my financial burden because the tuition fee is expensive. After that, I want to find a job related to historical and cultural heritage. I am now serving as a student intern at Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority categorizing archives. I am also the student ambassador of the Hong Kong Palace Museum. With all these experiences and recognition, I hope that I can work in a museum in the future. It took me a while to decide on my career path, but now I discover that this is what I want. I believed that I could have excellent development based on my determination. (... more)

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YU Chung Man Janice, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
in Music [Music Education]

I am grateful to be one of the recipients of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) this year. The scholarship gives me a great motivation to thrive for the highest in my future study. I must take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the donors of the scholarship for their generous support as well as the committee who provides me with this opportunity to be one of the awardees.

I am a final year student. My honours project for graduation relates to the topic of music education for children with special educational needs. Music education always serves as an effective means for students to achieve developmental and therapeutic purposes especially for those with special needs. Hence, I plan to be a music educator as my professional career in the future. 

A music educator can enlighten the minds of the future generations and provide them with (... more)