D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship, The

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The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship Program is the first milestone initiative of the Foundation that aims to nurture potential future leaders who will bring about social change through educational skills, personal in sight and motivation. 

A maximum of 20 scholarships will be granted annually beginning the academic year 2016-17 to local students who are enrolled full time at the undergraduate level at CUHK, PolyU, UST and HKU.

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Purpose and Scope

The Program usually opens for applications near the start of Semester Two each year.  It endeavors to support exceptional local students with their studies at local universities, regardless of their background and financial circumstances. The Program also acts as a platform for the Scholars to:

  • enhance social awareness through active engagement in local and/or overseas service project(s);
  • be mentored and inspired by respected and experienced leaders in different fields, propelling social change;
  • network with fellow Scholars and together become social incubators to generate ideas and solutions for the greater good.

Selection criteria:

  • attained a Year GPA of at least 3.5 or equivalent in Year 1; and
  • demonstrate leadership abilities, civic mindedness and commitment to social services.

(Note: Awardees of The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship are NOT allowed to hold other scholarships/bursaries (excluding prizes and some enrichment support schemes) concurrently, from the date of accepting The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship.)


Application Timeline

The next round of applications will open in late January 2019.  There will be two rounds of interviews.  Applicants shortlisted for the second (final) round interview must attend the interview, in person, between mid-July and late-August 2019.  Please refer to p1 of the application form for details.

Results will be known at the end of August 2019.


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Awarded by External Body
Value of Award Covers tuition fee, overseas exchange/study trip allowance of a maximum amount (HK$80,000), possible living allowance (HK$38,000) per annum
Renewal Conditions Subject to Yearly GPA of at least 3.5 or equivalent in the preceding academic year (Note: Living allowance, if awarded, may be renewed subject to continued financial or special learning needs)
Selection by Open application & interview
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Local
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Not specified
Year of Study 1