Jiu Ding Scholarship 2022-2023 applications are now open

2022-2023 Jiuding Scholarship Program Public Announcement

Founded as a charitable organization in 2011 by a well-established group of Chinese Canadians, entrepreneurs and professionals, the Jiuding Scholarship Foundation (the Foundation, formerly known as the Montreal Jiuding Club) is dedicated to award scholarships to the next generation of Canadian leaders of Chinese heritage.

Through an intensive and rigorous selection process, scholarships are granted to academically gifted, well-rounded students pursuing a degree/diploma at a recognized university throughout Canada. Scholarship programs primarily target students pursuing their first undergraduate degree/diploma, but in the province of Ontario, scholarship programs for students of law and medicine at the graduate level are also available.

Details of the scholarship programs are as follows:

Program A:  Jiuding Award – Province of Quebec

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Candidate must be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s degree or undergraduate certificate program of study of at least 6 months at a recognized university or post-secondary institution for the 2022-2023 school year.
  2. Candidate must be studying in the Province of Quebec, or if currently studying in other provinces (excluding Ontario) in Canada or overseas, must have resided in the Province of Quebec for a period of 12 consecutive months prior to their enrolment.
  3. Candidate must be of Chinese descent (At least 1/4 of ethnic Chinese descent, inclusive of ethnic minorities from China, Chinese language skill is encouraged).
  4. Candidate must provide official transcripts for the most recent three semesters. Cegep transcripts will be accepted for 1st year students. Preference will be given to applicants with a higher GPA when other criteria are comparable.
  5. Priority considerations will be given to students who demonstrate active and strong involvement in school and/or community activities and services and/or in extra-curricular activities.

A scholarship of $6,000 will be awarded to one winner of each of the following categories:

  • Medical Program Award
  • Law Program Award
  • Science, Engineering and Technology Award
  • Commerce and Economics Award
  • Art and Sociology Award
  • Other Discipline Award

Program B:  Jiuding Award – Province of Ontario

Applicants must meet all the conditions listed below to be eligible:

  1. Candidate must be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor’s degree (or Graduate degrees for Medical and Law students) or undergraduate certificate program study of at least 6 months at a recognized university or post-secondary institution for the 2022-2023 school year.
  2. Candidate must be studying in the Province of Ontario, or if currently studying in other provinces (excluding Quebec) in Canada or overseas, must have resided in the Province of Ontario for a period of 12 consecutive months prior to their enrolment.
  3. Candidate must be of Chinese descent (At least 1/4 of ethnic Chinese descent, including ethnic minorities from China, Chinese language skill is encouraged).
  4. Candidate must provide official transcripts for the most recent three semesters,high school of Cegep transcripts will be accepted for 1st year students. Preference will be given to applicants with a higher GPA when other criteria is comparable.
  5. Priority considerations will be given to students who demonstrate active and strong involvement in school and/or community activities and services and/or in extra-curricular activities.

A scholarship of $6,000 will be awarded to one winner of each of the following categories for Ontario Province Awards:

  • Medical Award (Graduate student)
  • Law Award (Graduate student)
  • Science, Engineering and Technology Award
  • Commerce and Economics Award
  • Art and Sociology Award
  • Other Discipline Award

Awards Application and Selection Process

Complete the application form and submit the application package at https://forms.gle/XsiJpy3LnwewiJef6  by April 30th, 2023 (the “Deadline”).

Every year, an Independent Nomination Committee comprised of independent community leaders reviews the applications and nominates candidates for selection.  Members of the Foundation board will determine the award winners through interviews with the nominated candidates.

Scholarship winners are announced and awarded during the annual gala, which brings together many guests from the business, academic and governmental communities. The Jiuding Scholarship is an important recognition from the Chinese community.

The awards application package shall contain the following documents:

  1. A short cover letter including the applicant’s contact information (address, phone and email) and specifying the category of award to which the applicant applies;
  2. Proof of full-time registration at a recognized university for the 2022 -2023 school year;
  3. Official transcripts of the applicant’s last 3 semesters;
  4. An essay in English or French (800 words maximum). The theme for the essay is: In recent years, we have seen the rise of Asian representation in mainstream media, business, and public service. In your eyes, where does representation matter the most and why? Special consideration will be given to essays that are well-written with original and creative thinking, deep reflections and constructive ideas, as well as real-life examples.
  5. A resume outlining the applicant’s education/experiences, and his/her participation in social/community services as well as in extra-curricular activities; and,
  6. A letter of reference.

Please note that the Independent Nomination Committee will review only complete application packages submitted before the deadline. Recipients of the Jiuding Scholarships in prior years are not eligible for application.

Nomination and Selection Criteria

  1. Quality and creativity of the candidate’s application (the cover letter and essay provided by the candidate will be subject to a thorough examination);
  2. Academic performance provided in the candidate’s transcripts, and/or outstanding achievements;
  3. Level of participation in social/community services and extra-curricular activities;
  4. Letter of reference; and,
  5. Interview performance should the candidate become a finalist.

The Foundation retains the right to interpret the rules and criteria for awarding scholarships and to determine the eligibility of applicants at its own discretion.

Jiuding Scholarship Foundation

January 24th,2023