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Jardine Foundation 2016 from UK

Who Are We?

UE - Who Are We?

The Jardine Foundation is an educational trust established in 1982 to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Jardine Matheson Group.

The Foundation in its discretion awards Jardine Scholarships annually to students to enable them to attend educational establishments, primarily selected colleges at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

What We Aim For?

The Jardine Foundation aims to assist scholars who have the potential to become outstanding citizens with a high commitment to the community. Consequently, the selection of candidates is based on a number of criteria, which include academic achievement, leadership qualities, and involvement in non-curricular activities and community affairs.

Since 1982, scholarships have been awarded to over 200 outstanding students primarily to enable them to study in selected colleges at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Scholars have come from a number of countries and territories in which the Jardine Matheson Group operates, including Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

In addition to the scholarships for undergraduate studies, the Foundation also considers a limited number of applications for scholarships for postgraduate studies. Direct application will generally not be accepted. Potential candidates will be recommended through the preferred Colleges at Oxford and Cambridge Universities among those individuals who have been accepted by the Universities.

Eligibility

Applicants must normally be within seven years of having completed the secondary school education, at the date of entry to any one of our preferred Colleges, which include Exeter, Oriel, Queen's and Trinity at the University of Oxford, and Downing, Magdalene, Peterhouse and Trinity at the University of Cambridge, and must:

(a) have reached an academic standard to qualify for entry to any one of such Colleges;

(b) be resident in any of the countries or territories in which Jardine Matheson Group has significant business interests, which include Cambodia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. For applications from Singapore, male applicants must complete or be exempted from National Service;

Note: Generally, applications will not be accepted from candidates whose parents have not resided in such relevant country or territory for at least seven years prior to the proposed date of entry to University.

(c) be in a satisfactory state of health; and

(d) be single.

Note: Application for a study programme leading to a second first degree or a study programme currently being pursued will not be considered. Applicants who have already been awarded other fully-covered scholarships to study overseas at the time of application will also not be considered.

Value of Scholarships

a) Each Scholarship awarded will generally be sufficient to cover fees, tuition, the cost of necessary books and equipment, board and lodging (preferably on a living-in basis where this is available at the University), and reasonable living expenses and travel expenses to and from the University at the beginning and at the end of the course in respect of which the Scholarship is awarded.

(b) The Scholarship will include:

(i) university tuition fees payable directly to the University;

(ii)college fees excluding board and lodging payable directly to the College;

(iii) an annual stipend to be determined by the Trustees on a case by case basis to cover board and lodging and all other incidental expenses (subject to the discretion of the Trustees, the stipend will be payable in four instalments)

(iv) a standard economy class airfare payable directly to the airline from the place of residence to the United Kingdom or other approved destination at the beginning of the Scholarship and for the return journey to the place of residence on completion of the Scholarship period.

(c) In cases of financial hardship, the Trustees may, in their absolute discretion, make arrangements by way of supplemental awards, loans or such other means as they may think fit to assist Jardine Scholars in meeting their essential expenses.

Method of Application:

1. Applications must be received by the Secretaries of The Jardine Foundation on or before Thursday, 22nd October 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

2. Application forms can be downloaded here or can be obtained by writing to the Secretaries of The Jardine Foundation at G.P.O. Box 70, Hong Kong, or by email to jardine.foundation@jardines.com.

3. Applicants must fill in the application form and submit it together with the following:

(i) A personal statement describing the applicant's objectives, aspirations, plans after graduation and particulars of their extra-curricular activities, including sports, and their level of community involvement;

(ii) Two recent passport-size photographs;

(iii) A copy of the completed UCAS application form

(iv) Certified copies of 'O' and 'A' Level certificates, or of equivalent qualifications subject to the examination system of the relevant country or territory. These include, but not limited to, HKDSE certificates, SPM or STPM certificates, SMP & SMU, STTB and STK certificates.

4. For applicants attending secondary school or the equivalent, applications must be submitted through the school principal and be supported by a testimonial signed by the school principal setting out:

(i) The applicant's academic record of examination results;

(ii) Remarks which will assist the Scholarship Committee in its assessment; and

(iii) Any other relevant information for the application.

5. For applicants who have graduated from their secondary school, applications must be submitted, together with references, through the principal of the secondary school, or the equivalent, which the applicant last attended.

6. Please send the completed applications with supporting documents listed above direct to corresponding address as listed in the application form.

More information: http://www.jardines.com/community/jardine-foundation.html

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