BEA Inspiring Student Scholarship
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On the Donor

The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA) firmly believes in its ability to make a difference by being a responsible corporate citizen, and by serving as a positive influence in our society.
BEA has long regarded the field of education as one of the major areas where its contributions can have a direct impact. Through The Bank of East Asia Charitable Foundation (BEA Foundation), BEA sponsors a number of educational activities including educational programmes for children of under-resourced families in our society.
 
BEA realises that students with special educational needs (SEN) and their families may face challenges when pursuing higher education. In particular, the costs of ongoing medical care combined with tuition and other related educational expenses may place heavy burdens on families. The BEA Foundation is therefore pleased to offer 10 scholarships during each academic year for SEN students.
 
To ensure that BEA follows a consistent and systematic approach when awarding scholarships to SEN students, and to ensure that such granting of scholarships is in line with the BEA Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, BEA has established guidelines, which apply to all SEN scholarships provided by the BEA Foundation under the BEA Inspiring Student Scholarship Programme.

In 2018-19, the Bank of East Asia (BEA) Charitable Foundation Limited established the “BEA Inspiring Student Scholarship” to relieve the financial burdens of families of students with special educational needs (SEN).  Ten scholarships are available each year for SEN students across Hong Kong.

Purpose and Scope

Undergraduate students with "special educational needs" as defined in the Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the HKSAR Government and confirmed by a medical professional are eligible to enter the Programme. This includes students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, autism, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities, specific learning difficulties, speech impairment, visceral disability, and visual impairment.
 
The University may internally nominate up to five Students to apply for the Scholarship in each academic year. If the Student accepts the nomination, he/she shall complete and sign the attached scholarship application form provided to him/her by the University and submit the Application to the appointed representative of his/her University for further action.
 
The University should nominate candidates for the Scholarship based on a combination of factors including financial status of the Student and his/her family, the Student’s academic performance, and any other criteria determined by the relevant University such as the Student’s character, potential, and extra-curricular achievements. Given that the Scholarships are intended to support our local community, preference should be given to students from Hong Kong although non-local students are also eligible.
 
Scholarship winners may be invited to attend a scholarship reception at BEA.

The BEA Inspiring Student Scholarship is open to undergraduate students with "special educational needs" as defined in the Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan issued by the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the HKSAR Government and confirmed by a medical professional are eligible to enter the Programme. This includes students with:

  • attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders
  • autism
  • hearing impairment
  • intellectual disabilities
  • mental illness
  • physical disabilities
  • specific learning difficulties
  • speech impairment
  • visceral disability
  • visual impairment

The Scholarships shall be awarded based on a number of factors, including academic merit, financial need, extra-curricular achievements, etc.  Preference shall be given to students from Hong Kong.


Application Timeline

Applications for 2018-19 are closed. Results are expected to be announced in May 2019.

Awarded by External Body
Value of Award HK$20,000 each
Renewal Conditions --
Selection by Open application
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Not specified
Year of Study Not specified

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