Eileen Chang Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Student from Mainland China/Taiwan
張愛玲紀念獎學金

On the Donor

In February 2009, Dr Roland Soong (宋以朗), executor of the late Ms Eileen Chang’s (張愛玲) estate, generously made a donation to HKU to establish a scholarship in memory of the late Ms Eileen Chang, the legendary Chinese writer. Eileen Chang studied at HKU’s Faculty of Arts between 1939 and 1941 where she excelled academically and received two scholarships. When Hong Kong was occupied by the Japanese, she was forced to suspend her studies and return to Shanghai. However, the two years she spent in Hong Kong were critical to her later emergence as a legend in the world of literature. Ms Chang passed away in 1995. In 2009, Dr Soong decided to publish Eileen Chang’s autobiographical novel, the “Little Reunion (小團圓)”. On this special occasion of the book’s launch, Dr Soong decided to set up a scholarship fund at HKU to support female undergraduate students from the Mainland China or Taiwan to pursue studies in the Arts and Humanities. Dr Soong felt that it would be Eileen Chang’s wish to create opportunities for students with backgrounds similar to hers, so that they could be freed from financial constraints and able to prosper and excel.

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship is an entrance scholarship to first-year female undergraduate student from the Mainland China or Taiwan to study in Faculty of Arts, Education or Social Sciences

Awarded by External Body
Value of Award HK$50,000 p.a., renewable until completion of studies
Renewal Conditions Satisfactory academic progress
Selection by
Type of Scholarships Entrance Scholarships for New Students
Place of Origin of Students Other places, Chinese Mainland
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Arts, Education, Social Sciences
Year of Study 1

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