2022 - 2023 Jiu Ding Scholarship
April 30th, 2023
Number of Scholarships
Applicants must meet all the conditions listed below to be eligible:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- 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;
- Proof of full-time registration at a recognized university for the 2022 -2023 school year;
- Official transcripts of the applicant’s last 3 semesters;
- 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.
- A resume outlining the applicant’s education/experiences, and his/her participation in social/community services as well as in extra-curricular activities; and,
- 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.