Scholarships and Financial Aid Promoted by OAFA

The following scholarships and financial aid available to full-time undergraduates are open for application now. For details, please view the PDF files attached.

  • Summer Subsistence and Travel Loan Scheme 2017/18
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  • Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 2017/18
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  • Univeristy Bursaries and Loans 2016–17
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  • Tertiary Student Finance Scheme – Publicly-funded Programmes (TSFS) & Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Student (NLSFT) 2016–17
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The Professor Julie Hung Hsua Yu Scholarship for Intellectual Excel-leration

Background

A generous donation has been received from a former student of Prof Julie Yu to establish The Professor Julie Hung Hsua Yu Scholarship for Intellectual Excel-leration (‘Julie Yu Scholarship’ for short).  Out of this endowment, a scholarship will be available in the academic year 2018–19, in the amount of $50,000, which is a full scholarship enough to defray tuition ($42,100) plus part of room and board.
      
Number of scholarships awarded

A scholarship in the amount of $50,000 will be awarded to individuals or teams which are found to be worthy, and there is no limit to the number of scholarships to be granted each year.  For team awards, $50,000 will be given to the team leader, who will be responsible for distribution of funds in an equitable manner, based upon contributions to the team effort.  However, the College, with the agreement of the donor, may choose not to award any scholarship in a particular year in the event that there are no suitable candidates.
     
Eligibility
 
All students of CW Chu College are eligible, irrespective of year of study.  Those who have been awarded the scholarship in the past are also eligible to apply.
 
Submission by individuals (CWC students) and teams are welcome.  There is no limit on the number of team members but all of them MUST be full-time CUHK undergraduate students and at least one member must be affiliated with CWC.
 
Each individual or team is welcome to submit more than one application in any given academic year, should the applicant(s) have more than one creative endeavor to share with the panel.

Spirit of the scholarship
 
Dr CW Chu supported hundreds of students from Hong Kong to go abroad for study, in a novel scheme that had tremendous impact on the lives of these Chu Scholars.  Now successful in many walks of life, they have helped to establish the College, giving back to society in the spirit of Dr Chu and at the same time honouring his contributions in a creative way.
 
Prof Julie Yu has always emphasized creativity in her teaching, with significant impact on her students.  The donor of this scholarship has chosen to honour Prof Yu in the same fashion by helping and supporting the next generation of students, thereby contributing to society.
 
This scholarship intends to celebrate and promote the spirit of excellence, generosity and creativity shared by Dr CW Chu, the Chu Scholars, Prof Julie Yu and the donor — and which is also captured in the College Motto, Cultus et Beneficentia.
       
Criteria
    
Applicants are advised to read the biography of Dr CW Chu on the College website, and the laudatory statement about Prof Julie Yu, written by the donor.  The principal selection criteria will be the applicant’s reflection and creative ideas along the same spirit.
               
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  Laudatory 
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Application
 
Application Period: 25 January - 25 March 2019 (5:30pm)

Application Forms
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Application Form -

Individual

Application Form -

Team

 
In addition to the application form, each applicant/ team must complete three tasks:
 
(a) Introduction
  • For individual applicant: Write an introduction in English (multimedia may be used, but is not required)* which will be used to present him/herself to the Selection Panel.  It must include a description of a creative endeavour with which s/he has been engaged in the past (within the past 3 years) or present, or plans to develop in the future.
  • For team applicants : Write an introduction in English (multimedia may be used, but is not required)* which will be used to present all team members to the Selection Panel.  It must include a description of a creative endeavour with which the team has been engaged in the past (within the past 3 years) or present, or plans to develop in the future.

*There is no need to submit a CD-ROM (optional)

(b) Written Statement
  • EACH applicant (for individual applicant)/ EACH team member (for team applicants) is required to prepare a written statement in English of not more than 1,000 words which describes one person who has had a major impact on his/her life.
(c) Veriguide Report & Declaration Form
  • Applicant(s) should submit his/her/their project(s) to Veriguide prior to the submission deadline. Please choose the course code for ‘Non-formal Learning’ (i.e. GECW1000/ GECW2000/ GECW3000/ GECW4000) of CW Chu College in the Veriguide system.
  • You are advised to contact Ms Gigi So of the College Office ( Email住址會使用灌水程式保護機制。你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看它 ) in advance if you are not certain on which course code to choose.
  • Please inform your teacher in advance if the creative project that you/ your team submitted for this Scholarship has been/ will be submitted to an academic course for grading.
Submission
 
A printed version of (a) and (b), together with the completed application form and an Academic Honesty Declaration Form generated from the Veriguide system signed by the applicant(s) must be submitted to Ms Alice Tang of the College Office by the application deadline.
 
Interview and Selection
 
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview on 12 Apr 2019 (Friday). The awardee will be selected by a Panel constituted under the Committee on Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid of the College.
 
Presentation
 
It is expected that the award will be presented in the academic year 2019–20, together with other College scholarships.
      
Other scholarships
 
According to the guidelines of the University, the maximum amount of scholarship for each award recipient in one academic year may not exceed the tuition fee of 1-year full-time study plus $80,000 of study allowance (not including student grants/loans based on financial need).  The following measures will be adopted:
  • If the applicant, at the time of application, already knows of other scholarships awarded (even if not received), s/he should inform the College, and the Julie Yu Scholarship will be suitably reduced in monetary value.  The selection will not be otherwise affected.

  • If the applicant/ awardee receives or is notified of other scholarships after the Julie Yu Scholarship is announced or awarded, in the same academic year, then s/he should notify the College, and propose a plan for returning suitable amounts of either or both scholarships so that the total does not exceed the tuition fee of 1-year full-time study plus $80,000 of study allowance.
 

Merit Scholarships

In addition to the 25 admission scholarships offered to the entering class, Merit Scholarships will also be awarded to continuing students in later years to recognize their academic achievements and/ or other talents.  These scholarships will be awarded by nominations based on students' performance and their contributions to the College  Selected applicants may be invited for an interview by the Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid Committee in due course. Some of these scholarships also consider financial need in the selection.
        
The List of Merit Scholarships 

Type

Amount Per scholarship

No. of Awards in 2015-16

 

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

 $10,000

 

30

 

 Scholarship for Physics Students    
$2,000 - $4,000
     
 

 

 
 

Scholarships for Exchange or Special Programmes

To encourage student participation in both the University–wide and college initiated exchange programmes, CW Chu College will provide top-up financial support to students who would like to go for exchange during the four years of study.   For College exchange programmes, these scholarships will be automatically considered with the applications for exchange. For U-wide/departmental exchange programmes, students with confirmed offers may submit applications for exchange scholarships, details will be announced by the College via mass email in due course. The amount of scholarships granted depends on the destination of the exchange programmes, students' contributions to the College and their financial need.
    
The List of Exchange Scholarships

Name

Amount per Scholarship

No. of Awards in 2014-15

CW Chu Foundation Scholarships

$10,000

3

Cha Chi Ming Liu Bie Ju and Mingly Corporation Scholarship
$5,000 - $10,000

2

Dr. Ng Tat-lun Memorial Scholarships

$5,000 - $10,000

2

Samson Leung Scholarship

$10,000

1

 
         
CW Chu College also provides scholarships/financial support to students participating in overseas summer programmes/outreach activities such as service trips, research programmes, overseas internship and intensive English immersion. The scholarship amount may vary but participating students are expected to partially support themselves. The College will call for applications in Term 2 of each academic year, details will be announced via mass email to all CWC students.
 
Recipients of the scholarships for exchange or special programmes are expected to share their learning experiences with their fellow students at communal dinners or other occasions.
 
 
The List of Financial Support for Overseas Summer Programmes/Outreach Activities
 

Name

Amount Per Scholarship

No. of Awards in 
2014-15


CW Chu Foundation Scholarships

$2,600- $10,200

11

Summer Programme at Utrecht University, the Netherlands     
$10,000
   
2

 
Reaching Out Award*


$10,000

5

* The quotas of this Award were allocated by the office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA).

Admission Scholarships

In the academic year 2016–17, it is expected that a total of 25 admission scholarships will be offered to the entering class.  These scholarships will be awarded based on nominations by CUHK Faculties/ Departments/ Programmes, entrance examination results and/ or good performance/ record in other areas such as sports, music, art, service and leadership.
     
The List of Admission Scholarships

Name

Amount per scholarship

Remarks

 Cha Chi Ming Liu Bie Ju and Mingly
 Corporation Scholarships*

$10,000

 

 CW Chu Foundation Scholarships*

$10,000

 

 Dr. Chan Lung Wai Scholarship

$10,000

For students in the Faculty of Medicine

 Ernestine Farrell Scholarship

$10,000

For students in English

 Fung Ying Seen Koon Scholarship

$10,000

 

 Germaine She Wong Scholarship

$10,000

 

 KY Chang Scholarship

$10,000

For students in Engineering

 Lai Ping Memorial Scholarship

$10,000

 

Lau Shai-Tat and Yu Chi-Hing Memorial Scholarship

 $10,000

 

 Lee Wai Wing Scholarships*

$10,000

 

 Liao Yuan Tung Memorial  Scholarship

$10,000

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Sau-Ping Chan Scholarship

$10,000

 

 Samson Leung Scholarships*

$10,000

 

 The KY Young & CK Ma Memorial
 Scholarship

$10,000

 

 The Yen Scholarship

$10,000

For students in Engineering, Medicine and Science

 To Tai Scholarship

$10,000

 

 Winbridge Scholarship

$10,000

 For students in Engineering

 Yeung Man Chor Memorial Scholarship

$10,000

 
 Lanson Foundation Scholarships
$660,000
(for 4 years)
    
For one mainland student who is among the top-tiered secondary school students in Mainland China admitted in the National Unified University and College Entrance Examination System.  The selection will be carried out by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. 
    


* There will be multiple Scholarships in this category.  

 

 

 

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