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Prizes and Scholarships Tenable in the Faculty of Business and Economics in 2008-09

  • Prizes

    • Boston Consulting Group Prize
      In 1992, the Boston Consulting Group donated a sum of $10,000 per annum with effect from the academic year 1992–93 for the establishment of a prize to be awarded to a final-year BBA student who has achieved the best result in coursework assignments in the subjects of Business policy or Management theory.
    • The Brian and Sally Stewart Prize for the Best BBA Student
      In 1997, the family of Mrs S.E.A. Stewart of the former Department of Management Studies of the University donated a sum of $13,500 for the establishment of an annual book prize to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Brian Stewart’s arrival in Hong Kong and Sally Stewart’s contribution to management education at the University of Hong Kong. In 1998, the donor donated an additional sum of $500 to be credited to the investment interest for award of the prize in the academic year 1997–98.
    • CPA Australia Hong Kong China Division Excellence Award
      In 1999, the Australian Society of CPAs established one accounting prize to be awarded annually with effect from the academic year 1999–2000. In 2001, the prize was renamed as the ‘CPA Australia Prize’ to reflect the change of the name of the society to ‘CPA Australia’. In 2002, the prize was further re-named as the CPA Australia Hong Kong China Division Excellence Award.
    • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Prize
      In 2002, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) offered to establish a prize of the value of $2,000 to be awarded for one year initially in the academic year 2002–03 for award to a student in the Faculty of Business and Economics who has achieved the best examination results for the course ‘Management Accounting II’. In December 2005, the CIMA agreed to continue the sponsorship, and the prize shall be in the form of the first year CIMA annual subscription fee and registration fee plus a book prize and certificate provided by the CIMA.
    • English Centre Book Prize
      In 2003, the English Centre established two book prize awards from the donated royalties from HKU Press. One prize shall be awarded to a first-year undergraduate student pursuing studies in BEcon, BFin or BEcon&Fin who has achieved the best overall performance in the course ‘English for Academic Communication’ (ECEN 1904). The other prize shall be awarded to a first-year undergraduate student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has achieved the best overall performance in the course ‘Academic English for Social Science students’ (ECEN 1901). The book prizes will be in the form of book vouchers of the value of $500 each.
    • Grace Wei Huang Memorial Prize
      In 1999, the ‘Grace Wei Huang Memorial Fund’ was established by friends and alumni of HKU in memory of Mrs Grace Wei Huang, and for the promotion of business studies at the University. There shall be a total of three prizes available for award to a part-time MBA postgraduate student who just graduated from the University of Hong Kong, a part-time MBA postgraduate student who just graduated from the IMBA programme of the University of Hong Kong who had pursued studies previously at Fundan University in Mainland China, and a BBA second-year student [i.e. BBA, BBA(Acc&Fin), BBA(Law) or BBA(IS)].
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Prize in Company Law
      In 1990, the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries established a prize of the value of $900 for award to a BBA or BBA(Acc&Fin) student who has achieved the best examination results in the paper ‘Company law’. In 1997, the donor increased the value of the prize to $1,200. In 2001, BBA(Law) and BBA(IS) students were also eligible to be considered for this award. In 2004, the value of the prize was revised to $2,500 with effect from the 2004–05 academic year. In September 2005, the name of the prize was re-named as ‘The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Prize in Company Law’ and the value of the prize was revised to $3,000 with effect from the 2005–06 academic year. In August 2006, the donor agreed to continue the prizes for the 2006–07 academic year.
    • Jao Tao Su Prize in Economics
      In memory of his late parents, Dr Y.C. Jao, Reader in the School of Economics, donated in 1992 a sum of $50,000 for the establishment of two prizes.
    • Dr Joe Lu Memorial Prize in Accounting
      In memory of his late father, Professor Y.C. Jao, Honorary Professor and former Reader in the School of Economics and Finance, donated in 2004 a sum of $9,000 in the first instance for the establishment of Jao Tao Su Prize in Finance for three years starting from 2004–05.
    • Jao Tao Su Prize in Finance
      Dr Joe Lu Memorial Prize in AccountingIn memory of Dr Joe Lu, Assistant Professor in the School of Business, his father, Mr Lu Pei De, donated in 2005 a sum of $29,281 for the establishment of a Dr Joe Lu Memorial Prize in Accounting. The prize shall be awarded annually with effect from the 2005–06 academic year until depletion of the fund.

      Lovells Prize for Business and LawIn 2004, Lovells offered to donate an annual prize of the value of $10,000 for award to BBA(Law) students with effect from the academic year 2003–04. In January 2007, Lovells decided to revise the value of the prize to $5,000 for award from the academic year 2007–08.
    • Ronald Hsia Prize in Economics
      In 1978, former students of Emeritus Professor Ronald Hsia, former Professor of Economics, donated a sum of $10,000 for the establishment of a prize in economics.

      The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong PrizeIn 2005, The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong offered to set up a prize at the University of Hong Kong to give recognition of the academic achievement of the students pursuing the BBA(Acc&Fin) programme at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University. The Prize, of the value of $5,000, shall be awarded annually to a full-time Year Two or Year Three BBA(Acc&Fin) undergraduate who has the best results in the course ‘BUSI0018 Hong Kong taxation’, evident upon the most recent examination results.
    • Tom Martyn-Johns Memorial Prize
      In 1978, students of the 1976–78 Diploma in Management Studies course donated a sum of money for the establishment of a prize in memory of Mr Tom Martyn-Johns to be awarded each year for a period of at least seven years to a final-year student who achieved the best overall performance in the Diploma in Management course. As a result of the merging of the Diploma course with the MBA programme, the prize has been made available to MBA students from 1986. In 1998, the regulations were amended to record that the prize shall be awarded to a first-year MBA student instead.
    • UMA Prizes
      In 1987, the H.K. University Management Alumni Society donated two prizes to two final-year MBA students annually. In 1992, the Society donated three prizes annually to the best graduate of the BBA, the MBA and the FDipM. In 1996, the Society donated four prizes for award to BBA, BBA(Acc&Fin) and MBA students.

      For the promotion of academic interest in accounting, Dr W.S. Wong of W.S. Wong and Company (Public Accountants) has offered to the University one hundred shares Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company Limited to establish a prize to be awarded to an undergraduate who has obtained the highest aggregate marks in the Accounting and Finance papers in the BBA(Acc&Fin) Final Examination.
    • W.S. Wong Prize in Accounting
      For the promotion of academic interest in accounting, Dr W.S. Wong of W.S. Wong and Company (Public Accountants) has offered to the University one hundred shares Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company Limited to establish a prize to be awarded to an undergraduate who has obtained the highest aggregate marks in the Accounting and Finance papers in the BBA(Acc&Fin) Final Examination.


  • Scholarships

    • HKU Scholarship Website
    • Abdoolally Ebrahim and Company (Hong Kong) Limited Scholarship or Bursary
      In 1971, Abdoolally Ebrahim and Company (Hong Kong) Limited donated to the University a sum of $20,000 in honour of Mr Abdeally Noordin Ebrahim on the occasion of his ninety-first birthday, for the award of a scholarship or bursary from 1972–73.
    • ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (HK) Scholarship
      In 1998, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) donated one scholarship of the value of $4,000 to the University for the academic year 1998–99 initially. In 1999, the ACCA continued the sponsorship for the academic year 1999–2000. In 2001, the ACCA further agreed to continue the sponsorship of the scholarship for the academic years 2000–01 to 2005–06. In 2006, the ACCA decided to increase the value of the scholarships to $3,000 each, in the form of a waiver of the registration fee or examination fees when the student takes the ACCA examination.
    • Accenture Scholarship Award
      In 2002, the Accenture Foundation, Inc., a United States charitable organization, offered four scholarships of the value of USD2,000 each to second-year undergraduates who are studying in the BBA(IS), BEcon, BEcon&Fin, BEng(CE), BEng(SE) or BSc(CSIS) curriculum in the 2002–03 academic year, on the basis of academic merit.
    • BNP Paribas Scholarship
      In 1978, in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of its establishment in Hong Kong, the BNP donated two scholarships of $5,000 each to be awarded annually. In 1989, the BNP continued to fund one scholarship of the value of $5,000. In 1994, the value of the scholarship was increased to $6,000. In 1997, the value of the scholarship was increased to $6,500. In 1998, the BNP increased the value of the award to $7,500 per annum. In 2000, the scholarship was re-named as ‘BNP Paribas Scholarship’ to reflect the change of the name of the bank to BNP Paribas. In 2003, the BNP Paribas offered to increase the value of the scholarship to $15,000 with effect from the 2002–03 academic year and indicated that the scholarship would be offered to a full-time student reading the following programmes (in order of priority): MEcon; or BEcon, BFin, or BEcon&Fin; or MFin; or MBA; or IMBA. With effect from the 2006–07 academic year, the scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time second-year undergraduate in the degree curriculum as specified (in order of priority): BFin, or BEcon&BFin, or BBA(Acc&Fin) or BEcon.
    • Bank of East Asia 75th Anniversary Scholarships
      In 1995, in celebration of the Bank’s 75th Anniversary, the Bank of East Asia Ltd. donated three scholarships of the value of $5,000 each for award to students reading the degree of BSocSc, BSocSc (Govt&Laws), BBA, BBA(Acc&Fin), BBA(Law), BBA(IS), BEcon, BFin, BEcon&Fin, BSW or LLB.
    • Bank of East Asia Golden Jubilee Scholarships
      From 1972–73, the Bank of East Asia Ltd. donated $7,000 a year to provide for two scholarships, of the value of $3,500 each. In 1983, the Bank of East Asia Ltd. increased the donation to $15,000 a year to provide for three scholarships of the value of $5,000 each.
    • The China Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
      In 1997, the China Chamber of Commerce donated a total sum of $100,000 for the establishment of annual scholarships for one BBA student, two BBA(Acc&Fin) students and one full-time MBA third-year student. In 2004, the regulations were updated to enable full-time MBA first year students (as opposed to third year students) to be eligible for the award.
    • Citigroup Young Fellowship
      With effect from the academic year 2002–03, Citibank, N.A., Hong Kong Branch and its subsidiaries and affiliates in Hong Kong offered annual awards to selected students who are pursuing studies at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong under the Citigroup Young Fellowship Program. From the 2005–06 academic year, the fellowships, of the value of USD8,000 each, shall be awarded to any undergraduate and MBA student in the Faculty who has undertaken an exchange programme abroad during his/her current study at the University, on the basis of academic merit, presentation skills, enthusiasm for business studies, leadership ability, participation in extracurricular activities and community services.
    • Dah Sing Bank Scholarship
      In 2007, in celebration of the Bank’s 60th Anniversary, Dah Sing Bank pledged to donate a sum of $40,000 to the University for the establishment of four scholarships of $10,000 each in the academic year 2007–08 initially to final-year undergraduate students who are reading for the degrees offered in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
    • Emperor Group Scholarship
      In 1995, the Emperor Group donated one scholarship of the value of $30,000 for award to a final-year student reading the degree of BBA. In 1996, the value of the scholarship was increased to $37,350. In 1997, the value of the scholarship was increased to $42,100 and students studying for the degree of BBA in Accounting and Finance were also eligible to apply for the scholarship. In 1999, the donor extended the scholarship to BBA(Law) students as well, and in 2000, students pursuing the degree of BBA(IS) were also eligible to apply for the scholarship. In 2003, the value of the scholarship was revised to $5,000. In 2004, the Emperor Group agreed to increase the value of the scholarship to $10,000.
    • Exchange Scholarships for EAS Students
      In 2006, the Faculty of Business and Economics offered to set up some exchange scholarships to provide due recognition to those students who have been admitted into the undergraduate programmes of study at the Faculty under the Early Admissions Scheme for Secondary Six Students (EAS). The Scholarships shall be awarded with effect from the 2006–07 academic year to support students who will participate in exchange programmes in the academic year that follows.
    • Grant Thornton Scholarship
      In 2002, the firm Grant Thornton established a scholarship of the value of $12,000 for award to a finalyear undergraduate reading for the BBA(Acc&Fin). In 2003, the donor offered to award a scholarship in the 2003–04 academic year with the value revised to $5,000.
    • HSBC MBA Scholarships
      In December 2005, Hongkong Bank Foundation offered to establish a scholarship under the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong (‘the University’) to recognize the academic achievements of the first-year students who are pursuing the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University. The scholarship shall be known as the ‘HSBC MBA Scholarship’, for award to a first-year MBA(full-time) or MBA(International) (full-time) student who comes from an Asia-Pacific or Chinese Mainland location where the Donor has presence and on the basis of academic merit, on evidence of the candidate’s GMAT scores, academic records and interview scores, and his/her commitment to career in banking and finance. The scholarship awarded in any year shall be in the value of $250,000 and shall be used to cover the composition fees of the MBA or MBA(International) programme offered by the University.
    • Hang Seng Bank MBA Scholarship
      In May 2006, Hang Seng Bank offered to establish a scholarship under the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong to recognize the academic achievements of the first-year students from mainland China who are pursuing the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme which is offered in partnership with London Business School or Columbia Business School at the University. The scholarship shall be known as the ‘Hang Seng Bank MBA Scholarship’, for award to first-year students who are taking the full-time MBA programme in partnership with London Business School or Columbia Business School of the University. The total value of the scholarship(s) awarded in any year shall be $250,000, which shall be used to cover the composition fees of the MBA programme offered by the University. The scholarships shall be awarded to students from the Mainland, on evidence of the candidates’ GMAT scores, academic records and interview scores, and their commitment to a career in banking and finance. The awardee of a scholarship shall also be given an opportunity to work for the donor as intern for a period of time to be determined by donor.
    • Hang Seng Bank Scholarships
      In 1995, the Hang Seng Bank Limited donated three scholarships of the value of $15,000 each for award to a BA student majoring in Translation, a BEd (LangEd) student and a BSW student who are permanent residents in Hong Kong on the basis of academic merit and financial need. In 1996, the value of the scholarship was increased to $18,000 each. In 1998, the donor increased the number of the scholarships to four: with the additional scholarship to be awarded to a BBA or BBA (Acc&Fin) student. In 1999, a fifth scholarship was offered to a BSc student. In 2000, the fifth scholarship was offered to BNurs students instead of BSc students. From 2000–01 onwards, BBA(Law) students will be eligible to apply for the scholarships, and from 2001–02 onwards, BBA(IS) students will be eligible to apply for the
    • Hang Seng Bank Scholarship for Mainland Undergraduate Students
      In December 2005, the Hang Seng Bank Limited agreed to establish a scholarship, of the value of $70,000 and for the purpose of tuition fees, for annual award with effect from 2005–06 to an outstanding student from mainland China who is pursuing full-time undergraduate studies in any year in the Faculty of Business and Economics. In September 2006, Hang Seng Bank agreed to continue the Scholarship for scholarships. In 2001, the scholarships were renamed as the Hang Seng Bank Scholarships. From the year 2002 onwards, the Bank offered continuation of the sponsorship. In 2005, the Bank agreed to continue the sponsorship and offered the fifth scholarship to BJ students instead of BNurs students. In 2006, the Hang Seng Bank agreed to continue offering five scholarships for the cademic year 2006–07.
    • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Scholarships
      In 1990, the Hong Kong Society of Accountants offered to donate annually a scholarship of the value of $5,000 with effect from 1991–92 to a third-year BBA student majoring in accountancy. The value of the scholarship was increased to $6,000 per annum with effect from the academic year 1993–94. In 1996, the value of the scholarship was increased to $7,000. In 1998, the Society increased the value of the scholarship to $10,000. In 2001, the Society updated the terms of reference such that three scholarships of the value of $6,000 each are to be awarded with effect from the 2001–02 academic year. One scholarship each shall be available to (a) a student who is studying the BBA(Acc&Fin) in his/her first year of studies; (b) a student who is studying the BBA(Acc&Fin) in his/her second year of studies; and (c) a student who is studying the postgraduate accountancy programme in his/her first year of studies (subject to the availability of this particular programme). Starting from the 2004–05 academic year, the Hong Kong Society of Accountants has been re-named as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) due to the enactment of the Professional Accountants (Amendment) Ordinance 2004, and two scholarships of the value of $6,000 each shall be awarded to (a) a student who is studying the BBA(Acc&Fin) in his/her first year of studies; and (b) a student who is studying the BBA(Acc&Fin) in his/her second year of studies.
    • The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Scholarships
      In 2004, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries agreed to establish two scholarships to be awarded from the academic year 2004–05. In 2005, the donor agreed to continue the scholarships for the academic year 2005–06 at the value of $4,500 each. In 2006, the donor agreed to continue the scholarships for the academic year 2006–07 and the value of the scholarships was revised to $5,000, with one scholarship to a student reading the degree of Bachelor of Law (LLB) and the other scholarship to the student reading the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance [BBA(Acc&Fin)].
    • Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management Scholarship
      In January 2003, the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) offered to award one IHRM scholarship in the 2002–03 academic year to a student studying for a full-time BBA degree (HRM major).
    • Hong Kong Securities Institute Scholarship
      In 2003, Hong Kong Securities Institute kindly offered a number of scholarships to the University of Hong Kong with effect from the 2004–05 academic year to provide recognition for the excellent achievement of students pursuing studies at the Faculty of Business and Economics.
    • ICBC (Asia) MBA Scholarship
      In July 2006, ICBC (Asia) offered to establish a scholarship under the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong to recognize the academic achievements of the first-year students who are pursuing the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University. The scholarship shall be known as the ‘ICBC (Asia) MBA Scholarship’, for award to first-year students who are reading the full-time MBA programme of the University. The total value of the scholarship(s) awarded in any year shall be $250,000. The scholarship shall be awarded on evidence of their GMAT scores, academic records and interview scores, and their commitment to a career in banking and finance. The scholarship shall be used to cover the composition fees of the MBA Programme offered by the University. The awardee of a scholarship may be given an opportunity to work for the Donor as intern for a period of time as determined by the Donor.
    • InterCham Scholarship Fund
      In 1990, the Organizing Committee of the InterCham ‘90 offered to donate a sum of $10,000 for one year in the first instance for the award of a scholarship to a student studying the BBA degree programme. In December 2002, the donor confirmed the continuation of the award of the scholarship at the value of $25,000 per annum to an undergraduate student who is pursuing studies in the third year of the BBA, BBA(Acc&Fin), BBA(IS), or BBA(Law).
    • irasia.com Scholarship
      In 2000, irasia.com Limited donated $20,000 to the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research each year for five years initially starting from the academic year 2000–01, for the establishment of the scholarship. Four scholarships of the value of $5,000 each are available to students in the Faculty of Business and Economics.
    • Johnson & Johnson Scholarship
      In 2004, Johnson & Johnson offered a scholarship, for the 2004–05 academic year, to provide recognition for the excellent achievement of students pursuing studies at the Faculty of Business and Economics.
    • MBA (Hong Kong) Scholarships
      The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong offered to award up to six scholarships starting from 2004–05 to full-time new students of the Master of Business Administration Programme and the Master of Business Administration (International) Programme who study in Hong Kong.
    • MBA (Shanghai) Scholarships
      The Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong together with School of Management of Fudan University offered to award six scholarships starting from 2003–04 to new students of the Master of Business Administration (International) Programme in the General Stream.
    • MEcon Scholarships
      The Faculty of Business and Economics shall award up to six scholarships to new full-time students in the Master of Economics Programme in each academic year starting from 2005–06.
    • MFin Scholarships
      The Faculty of Business and Economics shall award up to six scholarships to full-time students of Master of Finance programme in each academic year starting from 2007–08.
    • Sir Man Kam Lo/Jardine Scholarship
      In memory of the late Sir Man Kam Lo, CBE, Messrs. Jardine, Matheson and Company Limited have made a donation to establish scholarships to be awarded from time to time to undergraduates commencing the second year of study in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Economics, Law or Social Sciences.
    • Midland Holdings Scholarship
      In June 2007, Midland University Limited offered to set up a scholarship in recognition of the academic achievement and to encourage participation of community services of students from the School of Business. The Scholarship shall be awarded from the academic year 2007–08 for one year initially.
    • Pacific Century Insurance Scholarships
      In 2003, Pacific Century Insurance offered to donate four scholarships of the value of $42,100 each to the University of Hong Kong with effect from the 2003–04 academic year to provide recognition for the excellent achievement of students pursuing studies in Actuarial Science and Business.
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarships
      In 1999, PricewaterhouseCoopers donated three scholarships of the value of $21,050 each for award in the academic year 1999–2000 to full-time second-year undergraduate students in the BBA curriculum who are reading the subject of Accountancy on the basis of academic merit, participation in extracurricular activities and community services. In 2000, the donor offered to continue the sponsorship of the scholarship for the 2000–01 academic year. In 2001, the number of the scholarships was increased to four and the value of each scholarship shall be $15,000 for the academic year 2001–02. In 2003, PricewaterhouseCoopers donated two scholarships to the University of Hong Kong for the academic year 2003–04. In 2004–05 and 2005–06, three scholarships of the value of $21,050 each were made available for award. In 2006, PricewaterhouseCoopers agreed to donate a maximum of two scholarships for the academic year 2006–07.
    • Santa Fe Transport International Ltd. Transportation Studies Scholarship
      In 1996, the Hongkong International Movers Association (HKIMA) donated a scholarship of the value of $5,000 to BBA or BBA(Acc&Fin) students. HKIMA is a group of movers. Its founder members are Allied Pickfords Ltd, Crown Worldwide Movers, Four Winds Removals Ltd, Global International Forwarding Ltd. and Sante Fe Transport International Ltd. The HKIMA was formally closed in 2006. The Santa Fe Transport International Ltd. has kindly agreed to continue the sponsorship of the scholarship. Following the change of the donating Company, the name of the Scholarship has been changed to the ‘Santa Fe Transport International Ltd. Transportation Studies Scholarship’.
    • Shun Hing Mong Kwok Ping Management Scholarship
      In 1985, the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Limited donated to the University $5,000 per annum for the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded annually. The value of the scholarship was increased to $7,000 in 1990 and $10,000 in 1992. In 1993, the Council of the Fund further increased the value of the scholarship to $15,000 per annum. In 1996, the donor further increased the value of the scholarship to $18,750.
    • Dr Woo Hon Fai Memorial Scholarship
      In 1985, Madam Woo Yeung Ming Lau donated on behalf of her family a sum of $50,000 to the University to establish a scholarship in memory of the late Dr Woo Hon Fai.
 
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