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Scholarships

The Zubin Foundation Scholarships for tertiary education- We are pleased to announce 3 types of scholarships for Academic Year 2021-2022.

Quick Introduction to the Scholarships​

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TrustTomorrow Scholarship​

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What it offers:​

This scholarship covers the tuition for 4 years for any ethnic minority who is starting a 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree) programme at any of the eight UGC-funded universities. Further, the scholar will be provided HKD 22,900/- per annum for education related expenses. The scholarship is based on financial need, good academic performance and leadership skills.​

What is a UGC-funded university?​

The 8 UGC funded universities are:​

City University of Hong Kong (CityU)​

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)​

Lingnan University (LU)​

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)​

The Education University of Hong Kong (EduHK)​

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)​

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)​

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)​

What will the scholarship cover?​

Full tuition fees (HK$42,100 per year) for 4 years to which will be paid directly to the university.​

Receive HKD 22,900/- for annual education related expenses​

The tuition & expenses payment for the next academic year is contingent upon the scholarship recipient satisfactorily meeting his/her responsibilities (see below ‘What are the responsibilities of the recipient?’).​

Receive mentoring 2 times a year.​

What are the responsibilities of the recipient?​

Submit academic grades each semester to TZF no more than 2 days after its receipt by the recipient.​

Yearly letter of what has most shaped you over the past academic year, one week after the end of the academic year.​

Annual meeting with the sponsor.​

Undertake 30 hours of Community Service with any Hong Kong NGO and obtain a letter from the CEO/ED/Social worker of that organisation to that effect.​

Commitment to attend sponsor’s and TZF’s networking events (maximum 2 events per year for sponsor & TZF each) ​

Commitment to spend at least 3 weeks over summer doing an internship ​

Criteria:​

Any Hong Kong ethnic minority male or female​

A resident of Hong Kong​

Must have obtained a written offer of Year 2021-2022 in hand as a local student from a UGC-funded university​

Must have demonstrated commitment to learning and shown leadership in secondary school​

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Scoring of Applications:​

The scoring will be based on financial need, very good academic scores, demonstration of leadership skills & interview performance.​

Count for 2021: ​

1​

Full Tuition Scholarship

 

What it offers:​

This scholarship covers the tuition for 4 years for any ethnic minority who is starting a 4-year undergraduate degree (Bachelor's degree) programme at any of the eight UGC-funded universities. The scholarship is mostly based on financial need.​

What is a UGC-funded university?​

The 8 UGC funded universities are:​

City University of Hong Kong (CityU)​

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)​

Lingnan University (LU)​

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)​

The Education University of Hong Kong (EduHK)​

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)​

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)​

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)​

What will the scholarship cover?​

Full tuition fees for 4 years to which will be paid directly to the university.​

The tuition for the next academic year is of course contingent upon the scholarship recipient satisfactorily meeting his/her responsibilities (see below ‘What are the responsibilities of the recipient?’).​

Mentoring 2 times a year.​

What are the responsibilities of the recipient?​

Submit academic grades each semester to The Zubin Foundation no more than 2 weeks after its receipt by the recipient.​

Yearly letter of what has most shaped you over the past academic year, one week after the end of the academic year.​

2 meetings with your mentor/sponsor​

Speak at least at 2 events each year, dates to be agreed with The Zubin Foundation.​

Undertake 20 hours of Community Service with any HK NGO and obtain a letter from the CEO/ED/Social worker of that organisation to that effect.​

Criteria:​

Any Hong Kong ethnic minority male or female​

A resident of Hong Kong​

Must have obtained a written offer of Year 2021-2022 in hand from a UGC-funded university​

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Scoring of Applications:​
Financial Need: 50 points

Academic Performance: 25 points

Interview with the Scholarships' Committee: 25 points

Total Score: 100 points

 

Count for 2021: ​

7

 

Young Women Scholarship

What it offers:​

Each scholarship is valued at HK$20,000 and will be directed towards essential expenses for Year 1 student who will attend any tertiary education institutes of Hong Kong (on the list below) for the academic year 2021-2022. This may cover any degree, associate degree or high diploma student.​

Which tertiary institutes are covered?

Please click here for : List of institutes


What will the scholarship cover?​

HK$20,000 towards tuition, books, a laptop or any other necessary expense to be pre-approved by TZF.​

What are the responsibilities of the recipient:

Year-end letter of what has most shaped you over the past academic year, one week after the end of the academic year.​

Speak at least at 1 event to be agreed by The Zubin Foundation.​

2 meetings with your mentor/sponsor.​

Undertake 20 hours of Community Service with any HK NGO and obtain a letter from the CEO/ED/Social worker of that organisation to that effect​

Criteria:​

Any Hong Kong ethnic minority female​

A resident of Hong Kong​

Must have obtained a written offer of Year 2020-2021 in hand from a tertiary institute stated above.​

Scoring of Applications:​
Financial Need: 50 points

Academic Performance: 25 points

Interview with the Scholarships' Committee: 25 points

Total Score: 100 points

Count for 2021: ​

20

 
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What we have achieved​

Winners

Winners for the Academic Year 2020 - 2021​​

Call for Sponsors:

Help break the cycle of poverty by sponsoring ethnic minority youth’s tertiary education!​

Fewer ethnic minority youth pursue higher education than the general population in Hong Kong (28.1% vs 46.6%)*. According to our service users, ethnic minority women and girls usually facing extra barriers when it comes to further education – some say they are being seen as a “burden” to their families, and some are forced into early marriage. This is likely to be enhanced in this time of economic recession. ​

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To know more about sponsorship, please read our Project Brief here or​

 contact Vinee Kapoor at vinee@zubinfoundation.org

*Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report on Ethnic Minorities, 2016​

Sponsors Profile:​

Existing Sponsors:​
 

TrustTomorrow Scholarship​

Swire Trust (Year 2021)

Full Tuition Scholarship​

Diamond Sponsor: ​

Allen & Overy (Year 2021)​

Gold Sponsors: ​

Claire Hsu & Benjamin Vuchot (Year 2021)​

Guv Dillion Foundation (Years 2020, 2021): The Guv Zubin scholarship is named after two ethnic minority males, Guv Dillon and Zubin Mahtani Gidumal who have tragically passed away.​
Jagdish Parmanand (Year 2021): The Sheila Parmanand scholarship is named after Jagdish's mother. This will be awarded to a young EM girl.

Linklaters (Year 2021)​

Young Women Scholarships​

Diamond Sponsor: Wells Fargo (Years 2020, 2021)​

Gold Sponsor: Ms. Lakshmi Laroai (Year 2021)​

Silver Sponsor: ​

Ms. Catherine Husted (Years 2020, 2021)​

Ms. Elsa Menezes (Year 2021)​

Ernest & Young (Year 2021)​

Holding Space Coaching & Consulting (Year 2021)​

Mr. Jafar Amin (Year 2021)​

Kishinchand Chellaram Foundation (Year 2021)​

Lipman Karas (Year 2021)​

Dr. Shahneela Faruqui (Years 2020, 2021)​

Mr. Vashi (Year 2021)​

Zetta Consultants (Year 2020)

 
 

Scholarships’ Committee:​

We have a robust committee that independently selects the candidates.​

Committee Chair: ​

Ms Catherine Husted, Allen & Overy and TZF Board Member​

Committee Members:​

Mr. Nick, Guv Dillon Foundation​

Mr. Jafar Amin, Wells Fargo​

Dr. Shahneela Faruqui, Gleneagles Hospital​

Ms. Zoya, Zetta Consultants​

 

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Words from our committee members

 

 

Application process for students:​
 

The application form will open from August 2021 for the Academic year 2021-2022.​

Only students who are starting college/university in academic year 2021-2022 are eligible for these scholarships.​

Please submit Completed Application Form with all supporting documents (incomplete application and/or supporting documents will not be entertained).​

Deadline for submission: 3rd Sept 2021, HKT 5:00 PM​

Interview with Scholarships Committee.​

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Tentative Dates for 2021:​

For more information:​

Tel: +852 2540 9588​

Email: info@zubinfoundation.org