HeforShe IMPACT Champion Scholarship

On the Donor

The University launched the “HeForShe” Campaign in 2015 to promote the 
United Nations’ initiative of gender equity. The “HeforShe IMPACT Champion 
Scholarship” was announced in correlation in 2016 for students from 
disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly related to issues surrounding gender 
equity. The main purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support and 
access to quality education at university to talented students. 

The University launched the “HeForShe” Campaign in 2015 to promote the United Nations’ initiative of gender equity. The “HeforShe IMPACT Champion Scholarship” was announced in correlation in 2016 for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly related to issues surrounding gender equity. The main purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support and access to quality education at university to talented students. 

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship shall be awarded each year to first-year undergraduate 
students on the basis of: 
(a) academic achievements; 
(b) reputation and rigor of the students’ current studies; 
(c) interview performance; and 
(d) nature of personal experiences derived from challenges on inequality 
which the student has overcome. 

The Scholarship shall be awarded each year to first-year undergraduate students on the basis of: 

  • academic achievements; 
  • reputation and rigor of the students’ current studies; 
  • interview performance; and 
  • nature of personal experiences derived from challenges on inequality which the student has overcome.

Preference shall be given to students from countries with lower ranking in the United Nations’ Human Development Index, Gender Development Index and/or Gender Inequality Index. 

In addition, the scholarship package shall include travel allowancesas follows:

  • a travel allowance for the awardee to travel from his/her home country to Hong Kong to take up his/her Year 1 studies; 
  • a fixed travel allowance to help towards the awardee’s cost of returning home once a year; and 
  • a travel allowance to help towards returning to his/her home country at the end of his/her studies.

The above travel allowances shall be determined according to guidelines, and are to be in line with the awardees’ hometown location and estimated travel cost. 

Awarded by External Body
Value of Award At least cover the full tuition fee, with the exact value to be determined by the Steering Group
Renewal Conditions According to a renewal value scale based on awardees’ academic performance and as approved by the Steering Group.
Selection by Nomination
Type of Scholarships Entrance Scholarships for New Students
Place of Origin of Students Other places
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Not specified
Year of Study 1

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