D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship, The

On the Donor

The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship Program was launched in 2016 by The D. H. Chen Foundation.  It aims to nurture futher leaders and foster talent development for the society with all-rounded educational support.

A maximum of 20 scholarships will be granted annually to local Year 1 undergraduate students who are enrolled in full-time UGC-funded programmes at CityU, CUHK, HKU, HKUST and PolyU.

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Purpose and Scope

The Program usually opens for applications in 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 (Note: The Foundation will only consider applicants who have chosen letter grade option, if available, for ALL courses); and
  • demonstrate leadership abilities and commitment to make positive social change.

(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 on March 25, 2021 and close at 12noon on April 30, 2021.  Click here for the 2020-21 scholarship poster.


Awarded by External Body
Value of Award Covers tuition fee, overseas learning allowance (up to 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: (1) For UGC-funded years of study only (2) 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