The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club (“HKJC”) is a world-class horse racing operator and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, as well as one of Asia’s most prestigious membership clubs. Operating as a not-for-profit organization, the HKJC allocates its surplus for charitable and community projects through its Charities Trust. Working with Government, non-governmental organizations and community partners, the Trust is committed to improving the quality of life of the people of Hong Kong, and providing immediate relief to those most in need. A philanthropic organization in its own right, the Trust also proactively identifies and initiates projects that anticipate future community and social needs.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chicago Booth Executive MBA Scholarship
Since 1998, the Trust has been awarding scholarships at the city's tertiary institutions to students who combine outstanding character, leadership, academic performance with a strong commitment to serving the community. In a major strategic step forward in nurturing Hong Kong’s most promising people, the Trust started offering scholarships at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Hong Kong Campus) to support aspiring leaders in Non-profit organizations to pursue an Executive MBA program, empowering them with a global vision, an international network and a world-class education; thereby building the capacity of Hong Kong’s social service sector to respond to increasingly complex social problems in the twenty-first century.
Deadline for scholarship application is January 1, 2018. Your Chicago Booth Admissions application must also be completed by this date.
Qualifications for Scholarship Consideration
To qualify for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Executive MBA Program Scholarship, candidates must:
- Work in or serve an NGO with tax exemption under section 88 AND
- Be a Hong Kong permanent resident
Applicants will only receive a scholarship award once their application has been completed and submitted, and they have been formally accepted to the Executive MBA Program.
Scholarship Value: Full tuition
Documents for Scholarship Application
- Completed Admissions Application
- Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card
- Scholarship Essay
- Beneficiary Recommendation (Optional)
- Confirmed acceptance of Terms and Conditions (Please refer to the Terms and Conditions below)
Terms and Conditions
- Winners of Scholarship will be notified in writing and must accept the Scholarship by the deadline as specified in the award letter.
- If an award winner (“Scholar(s)”) accept the Scholarship and the admissions offer of the Program, he/she will be required to pay an enrollment deposit of HKD40,000 to Chicago Booth within two weeks from the award letter to enroll in the Program. Chicago Booth will reimburse the Scholar for the enrollment deposit paid after the completion of the Kick-Off week in Chicago.
- If a Scholar withdraws from the Program before or during the Kick-Off week, the Scholarship will be withdrawn and the enrollment deposit will neither be refunded nor reimbursed.
- The Scholarship is conditional upon the Scholar being successfully enrolled in the Program for the academic year as set out in the award letter. Scholarships may not be deferred to future academic years. HKJC reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship if the Scholar is subsequently found to be ineligible, could not satisfy any conditions attached to the admissions offer or these terms and conditions, or otherwise fails to be registered for the Program for the relevant academic year.
- The award amount will be deducted from the tuition invoices until the award is fully paid out.
- All awards are conditional upon satisfactory academic performance as required under the Program.
- The Scholarship is only applicable to the Executive MBA Program and cannot be transferred to other Chicago Booth MBA Programs.
- The award amount will cover tuitions, including all classes and teachings, transcript fee, all books and materials, some meals, and hotel accommodations for three weeks in Chicago and one week in London. Transportation to all locations and lodging in Hong Kong are excluded. Details of the items covered by the Scholarship will be set out in the award letter. No further financial support will be provided.
- Award recipients agree to be involved in community services for two years after completion of the Executive MBA Program.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the admissions team of the Executive MBA Program - Asia via email at email@example.com or call (852) 2533-9500 for assistance.