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

Introduction 

The Scholarship 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.

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Objectives 

To recognize the SSEN in pursuit of excellence in academic, non-academic merits and improvement in academic performance.

Eligibility 

  1. Full-time HKBU students studying UGC funded degree or above level programmes, registered with special educational needs (i.e. physical disability, hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech and language impairment, visceral disability, specific learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, developmental coordination disorder, mental illness, and chronic medical illness, etc.).
  2. Students who have outstanding or significant improvement in academic performance and record of active participation in extra-curricular, service-learning activities, or internship.
  3. 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. 

Selection Method 

Open application

Selection Criteria

1.  Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Good academic standing or significant improvement in the latest three semesters, with a cGPA of 2.5 or above after the first semester of 2021/22; for research postgraduate students, recommendation letters from their academic supervisors are required.
  • Outstanding record of local/global extra-curricular activities.
  • Active participation in service-learning activities, internship, and enthusiastic in community services.

2.   Preference will be given to eligible applicants who have never received AGS or any SEN related funding support before.

Number of Recipient

Up to ten per year subject to the availability of the funding source. 

Value of Scholarship

HK$15,000
 

Application Procedure and Timeline

  1. Please click here to complete the online Application Form at or before the application deadline of 5:30 pm on 28 January 2022 (Friday). 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 Government Endeavour Merit Award (EMA). Please view the application eligibility of EMA at https://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/sfa/announcement. Eligible applicants will be considered for both EMA and AGS through one application.)
  2. After completing the online form, applicants should follow the instructions written in the auto-email to upload 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, one recommendation letter from academic supervisors (for postgraduate applicants only), etc.) via our “Documents Upload Platform” at https://sfa.hkbu.edu.hk/supporting_docs/ (need to login with your SSOid). Please choose and click HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) and HKSAR Government Endeavour Merit Award 2021/22in 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 5:30 pm on 28 January 2022 (Friday). We highly recommend you upload your PDF file well before the deadline to avoid possible technical problems.
  3. Online applications without the submission of the documentary proofs will NOT be considered. Partial submissions / late applications will NOT be considered either. 
  4. ​​All applications will be assessed by an internal selection panel.
  5. The selection results will be announced in March/April 2022. Please click here for general tips on completing scholarship application forms.
  6. Faculty members are welcome to encourage eligible students to apply.

Submission of Reflective Essays & Other Obligations

  • To express awardees' immense gratitude to the University alumni for their generous support for the AGS, they are required to submit a sharing article in not less than 400 words and several photos of themselves. 2021-22 awardees have to submit it by Friday, 29 April 2022 and should be sent to ussen@hkbu.edu.hk. Late/no submission may result in score deduction in applying other HKBU SEN related financial schemes.
  • Please refer to the following guidelines for writing your essay: 
  • The reflective essay should include: 
    • A summary of the nature and aims of using the Scholarship
    • Provide details on how you would benefit from the Scholarship with details on:
      • Outcome
      • Results achieved 
      • Obstacles encountered and areas for improvement (if any) 
      • Impact on the recipient’s further education 
      • Feedback and evaluation 
    • At least three high-resolution group and/or individual photos
  • 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. 

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, three photos and a completed evaluation survey to ussen@hkbu.edu.hk within a month upon receipt of the Scholarship.

 

Contact

Scholarships & Financial Aid Unit, Office of Student Affairs
Tel             : +852 3411 2307 / +852 3411 2311
Email        : sfa@hkbu.edu.hk
Address   : Room WLB401, Level 4, The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus  ​

Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays – 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays – Closed

 

Recipients of HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship 2020-21 

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LAM Ho Wai Ivan; Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.)

 

1LAM Wan Ki Teresa; Bachelor of Arts in Music 
(major in Music Education) (Y3)

 

1LAU Chun Hin Lawrence; 
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) in Geography 

 

1IP Pei Ting Inky; Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in
Analytical and Testing Sciences

 

1NG Hing Pan;
Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Chemistry 

Once again, I am very thankful that I can receive the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS), and it helped me support myself financially during my full-time social work practice. 

Being a final year social work student, I am not able to work part-time jobs as I need to attend the required practicums as it is a part of the compulsory requirement in the social work programme.  Besides, I have very slim financial support from my family. This scholarship played an important role in supporting my daily expenditures and an affirmation of my contribution to volunteering, significantly assisting the students with special needs(SEN).

I will become a registered social worker in Hong Kong in the near future...(more) 

 

 

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the donor and HKBU USSEN, who let me get the opportunity to be awarded, via this sharing article. Also, I would like to share the benefit that I get from the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. With the scholarship, I am able to take the courses that I am interested in, and also widen my knowledge via different chances of learning. Being equipped with all my experience and learning, it will be a milestone for my future career, being an educator.

First, regarding the previous four certificate courses in Counselling for Special Education that I took last year, I aim to...(more)

 

 

It is my honour to be granted this scholarship by alumni and other donors in HKBU. To me, tertiary education is not only an academic experience but also the significance of holistic development to students. Although we are facing an uncertain period of Covid-19, we still need to upgrade ourselves.

I have taken part in several service and other activities outside the university, such as an internship in the government department and uniform unit. Those activities have broken my horizon...(more) 

 

 

I am writing to thank you for your generous HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS). I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship.


I am an Analytical and Testing Science major and French major, who planned to work in a position related to social innovation and business as a force for good. In a few years, I would like to study abroad for my master's degree related to environmental science and innovation. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal.

To be specific, the scholarship allows me to engage more in pro bono work instead of part-time work in my spare time and ...(more) 

 

 

 

I am sincerely honoured to have been selected as one of the recipients of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. The scholarship is a solid recognition of my effort and academic achievements during my undergraduate study, motivating me to continue on my journey towards becoming a researcher in the field of Biochemistry. Although I have not yet used the scholarship, I plan to use it for my future study in Europe.

 As a science student, I am fond of nature and am curious about the principles behind natural phenomena. In my university years, I have spent every summer in the research laboratory at the Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University. These experiences ...(more) 

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CHAU Hoi Yee; Bachelor of Business Administration
(Hons.) [Accounting], Minor in Psychology

I am grateful to receive the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) which supports me towards life-long development.

I am a final-year student majoring in accountancy and minoring in psychology. Throughout my university life, I have become more aware of my life goals and values. I realized my curiosity and passion for learning, and hence I studied diligently. However, when compared to other students, I noticed that there was still a discrepancy. My learning progress was hampered since I required extra time and assistance to finish my revision and assignments. I was frustrated because there were still barriers to overcome. Simply having a passion may not be sufficient. Instead, having external assistance can help you get one step closer to your objective. The AGS scholarship did not only acknowledge my ongoing efforts but also offered me financial assistance to maintain a stable study condition during the fifth wave of pandemics. Therefore, this scholarship was immensely helpful to me in completing my final year of study. (... more)

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CHONG Ka Man; Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
in Chinese Language and Literature

It is my honour to be selected as one of the recipients of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. Through this sharing article, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the donors who provided me the opportunity to be awarded. In addition, I would like to share the benefits that I have received from the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship.

With the scholarship, I am able to take the courses that I am interested in, and also broaden my knowledge through learning opportunities. This knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to my future career as a teacher.

As a student with special educational needs, I am grateful to have special arrangements of classes and exams, it helped me a lot. But sometimes, I felt very stressed. (... more)

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KWOK Sum On; Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
in Humanities

I am sincerely honored to receive the AGS scholarship for SEN students. I am grateful for the generosity of donors and the recognition of the selection committee. AGS means a lot to me – it does not only ease my financial worries, but it also helps me with my academic pursuits. My disability makes it impossible to work and study at the same time since I have limitations in energy level and cognitive capacity. AGS would enable me to devote more to studies and rehabilitation when my financial burden is eased.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder and was hospitalized for 4 months previously. I am not able to resume studying until the year 2020. (... more)

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LAM Wan Ki; Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Music 
[Music Education]

This is my great honour to receive the Alumni Gratitude Scholarship from the school, which gives me the encouragement and confidence to continue my goal and further studies after the graduation of my degree. As a final year student, it is quite busy before graduation, especially when having an honour project and tons of stuff academically. Therefore, work life balance is very important, which I have joined the Pastel Nagomi Art Associate Instructor Course held by the St. James' Settlement, getting the qualification of the Pastel Nagomi Art Associate Instructor while enjoying the time of drawing after school. Also, due to the pandemic, there is less income with the decreasing number of the lessons I taught. The scholarship has helped me to decrease my financial burden, support my daily needs despite the situation of insufficient income during the coronavirus disease.

Except for studying Music as my major program, I am also taking up psychology as my minor program. Furthermore, (... more)

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LAU Cheuk Yan; Bachelor of Business
Administration (Hons.) [Finance]

This letter is to express my sincere gratitude to the doner of this scholarship and share about how it makes my university life better in general. Like any another student, I like to be granted, but not likely does this happen to me, I was never the top in class so no matter how hard i try, scholarship wasn't my thing. Until when i get in to the university, i received a lot of help, financially and emotionally. This is the feeling that I never would have thought of receiving from a collage, since I should behave as a grown up, it is all on me to take care of myself financially, but I can tell how the benefactors and school staffs are smoothing the path towards adulthood for me. I love the feeling of growing up slowly and steadily without feeling the anxiety from financial burden. It gives me a buffer to breathe and take my time to plan out everything. As much as the scholarship helps, I learnt to pass it further too, I would like to take this as my goal to be able to help the youths in the future, because I know exactly the hardships and suffering how miscellaneous fees can cause. I enjoy my university life so much more that I can get financial help to participate in activities i like. (... more)

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

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

I originate from a grassroot family, I am a year 3 student major in History and minor in Social Work Studies. The COVID-19 pandemic has stayed in our community for more than 2 years. It has continued to bring huge economic recession and large-scale unemployment population to our society. Many families have lost their Breadwinners and their precious job positions. I sincerely bless that the pandemic will end soon. Then, our society can return to normal and peace again. (... more)

 

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POON Kwok Wing; Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History

First of all, I would like to thank the University and the USSEN for giving me this scholarship opportunity. I would also like to thank the alumni for setting up this scholarship so that our students have the opportunity to get a sum of money to help achieve the goals.

I am in final year of college. I am not ready to work in the workplace. I am agonizing over this. I know my personal problem. Although I have been studying in college for a few years. However, I have not been able to solve my problem well. Therefore, I intend to use this scholarship to participate in the counseling services of a number of institutions in order to understand and solve my own problems. Although I'm not sure whether I can actually solve the problem. But I feel that I always have to take the first step which finds out the problem. Then I may come up with the solution to the problem. (... more)

 

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

I would like to express my gratitude to the donors of HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) and USSEN. For the donors, thank you for the generosity. For USSEN, thank you for being a bridge to provide me with this opportunity to receive this scholarship. 

I always want to participate in different volunteer work activities to make a contribution to society. Thank you for the financial support, so I need not to worry about my financial status while doing volunteer work. Recently, I joined an anti-drug program organized by Caritas. I was responsible for promoting anti-drug messages to the public, especially drug-users. I am very happy to be part of this meaningful program. Since I have received a lot of help from others all the way, I want to help others as well. Thank you for letting my dream come true. (... more)

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WONG Tin Yau David; Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in
Computer Science [Information Systems and Analytics]

I am grateful that I have been chosen to be one awardee of HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship. This scholarship recognises my achievement during 4-year undergraduate study. Being awarded this scholarship is also a motivation for me to keep on heading to my goal, to become a computer scientist. I have planned to use the scholarship to enhance and well-equip myself. 

Being a computer scientist, I am interested in using logical and analytical to solve various kind of problems. During the study in the university, I have spent summer in few internships and attended summer course offered by Fudan University. (... more)

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

I am very thankful to be one of the recipients of the HKBU Alumni Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) this year and this is my great honor to receive this prestigious award. I must take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude to the University alumni for their generous support for this amazing scholarship. SEN students need to face more challenges and require much more efforts in their study path. Since the recipients of the scholarship are awarded in recognition for their outstanding or significant improvement in academic performance, this incredible award gives me a great motivation and opportunity to thrive for the highest in my study journey.

My study programme in Hong Kong Baptist University is Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Music and my programme concentration is music education. Upon completion, I plan to pursue a career in (... more)