HSBC Social Work Scholarship
On the Donor
In 1965, in commemoration of its Centenary, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) established a fund at The University of Hong Kong to attract some of the best undergraduates and students entering the University into a career in social work in Hong Kong. The donation fund had been deployed to support social work students in the form of scholarships and later extended to bursaries from 1982 and travel awards from 1987. In 2014, the scope of the fund was revised to provide support mainly in the form of scholarships. Travel awards will be funded as and when appropriate.
Purpose and Scope
The Scholarship shall be awarded to local full-time Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students of proven academic ability:
- For first-year students: academic merit shown in public examinations for entry to the University, and a GPA of 3.3 or above in the first semester examinations;
- For second-year or above students: GPA of 3.3 or above.
Other criteria shall be taken into consideration: with genuine interest in social work as a career, character, motivation, personality, and sense of responsibility.
Shortlisted applicants for the 2017-18 Scholarship will be invited to attend interview(s), in person, between January-March 2018.
Click here to learn more about the 2014 HSBC Scholars Day.
|Awarded by External Body|
|Value of Award||HK$25,000|
|Selection by||Open application and interview|
|Type of Scholarships||
Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
*Financial Needs apply
|Place of Origin of Students||Local|
|Level of Study||Undergraduate|
|Year of Study||Not specified|