「Step into STEM」獎學金將為有興趣從事STEM行業的香港女中學生提供專門的經濟援助。獎學金將頒發予由2023年9月起，於香港的大學入讀全日制STEM學士學位的合資格入選學生。此獎學金以婦女基金會「Girls Go Tech (GGT) 計劃」對女中學生的技能培訓為基礎，旨在協助基層學生發展STEM相關技能，從而提高信心，及鼓勵她們選修STEM相關科目，以擴大她們拓展未來事業的機會。此獎學金計劃歡迎全港的全日制女中學生申請。 About this Scholarship
The Step into STEM Scholarship will provide dedicated financial assistance to secondary school girls in Hong Kong who are interested in pursuing a STEM career. Scholarships will be awarded to selected eligible students who are admitted to a full-time STEM degree at a university in Hong Kong starting in September 2023. Building on skills developed through the Girls Go Tech (GGT) Programme, the Scholarship is designed to help underprivileged secondary school girls upskill and gain confidence in STEM, and empower them to pursue STEM-related subjects to maximize their future career opportunities. The Scholarship is open to full-time secondary school female students in Hong Kong.
Up to 10 scholarship offers will be made for the 2023/24 academic year.
All awardees will receive a scholarship amount of HK$42,100 which is intended to cover the cost of year one tuition fees. The scholarship amount will be distributed in two instalments (First and Second semesters). Awardees can retain other scholarships or bursaries concurrently held by them.
Full-time government and aided secondary school female students entering their first year of undergraduate studies in Fall 2023 (2023/24 school year) are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria. The candidate must:
Other Factors for Consideration:
*Please refer to the Eligible Undergraduate STEM Programmes section for more details.
The Scholarship Review Panel reserves the final right to accept or reject any applications, and there is no mechanism for appeal.
*如果申請人有意修讀的STEM課程未在以上清單所列，請向婦女基金會查詢，電郵 firstname.lastname@example.org 。
Eligible undergraduate STEM programmes can be found below:
*Please contact email@example.com if your desired STEM programme is not listed above.
*The Women's Foundation and Morgan Stanley reserve final rights to determine the eligibility of all undergraduate programmes as a qualifying STEM programme for this scholarship.
Please note these important dates
|October 28, 2022||Insights Day|
|April 15, 2023||Application deadline|
|May / June 2023||Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview(s)|
|August 13, 2023||Shortlisted applicants to submit proof of JUPAS deposit for Scholarship consideration|
|By August 31, 2023||Announcement of Scholarship Recipients|
「Step into STEM」獎學金計劃旨在為有需要的學生提供專門的經濟援助，鼓勵女性在高等教育階段對STEM科目和職業的進一步探求和發展興趣，並建立STEM領域的女性人才庫。所有申請人需乎合入息審查要求，以確定申請獎學金資格。
AFI = 家庭全年總收入 / 家庭成員人數 +1
Applicants can view and submit the application form here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your application.
Applicants must also prepare the following materials / documents for submission in the application form:
Information for Referee
Applicants will be asked to submit the contact information of their selected referee on the application form. The selected referee should be someone the applicant knows from an educational, voluntary, religious, and/or professional capacity. This can be the applicant's schoolteachers or principal, leaders from volunteering experiences, or coaches or teachers from extra-curricular sport or activity groups. We may contact the referee to learn more about the applicant’s personal development.
A letter of recommendation may be submitted as part of the application. Referees are reminded to send the recommendation letter to email@example.com by the deadline of April 15, 2023. Applicants are suggested to contact their referee prior to application submission to inform them of a letter of recommendation request. Kindly plan well before the application deadline, to ensure referees have sufficient time to submit the letter.
The Step into STEM Scholarship Scheme aims to encourage women's further interest and pursuit of STEM subjects and careers at the post-secondary level by providing students in need with dedicated financial assistance, and to build a pipeline of female talent in STEM. As such, a means test will be conducted for all applicants to determine eligibility for Scholarship.
Applicants will be required to upload relevant supporting documents for applicable proof(s) of any one of the financial assistance tests as listed below in their application form (i.e., application approval notice):
Sample of Declaration:
I have ____ family members.
My annual family income is $ ____.
My Adjusted Family Income is $____.
Applicants who submit a Declaration of their family's financial status will need to upload a copy of the Declaration once it has been recognised by the Home Affairs Department.
Method of Assessment for Adjusted Family Income
Based on the method of assessment of Tertiary Student Finance Scheme provided by the Student Finance Office, the Applicant's Adjusted Family Income (AFI) can be considered for the Scholarship. The AFI can be determined based on the following formula
AFI = Gross annual income of the family / Number of family members +1
*For single-parent families of 2 to 3 members, the 'plus 1 factor' in the divisor of the AFI formula will be increased to 2
*Applicants with an AFI of not more than $61,536 will be considered as students with financial need. The amount is based on the "Ready Reckoner" provided by the Government.
Scholarship payment will be made directly to the Scholarship recipient's university to cover first-year tuition expenses.
Scholarship recipients who have received an unconditional offer from their university programme will be required to provide the following supporting documents to facilitate the payment process. Please be mindful of the relevant university's payment deadline to ensure no unnecessary delays are made toward the payment process. Morgan Stanley and The Women's Foundation are not responsible for the payment of any late fees accrued.
To remain eligible for the Scholarship, the recipient must satisfy the following enrolment criteria:
During the 2023-2024 academic year, the recipient must notify the Scholarship Review Panel immediately of any of the following changes to enrolment status:
Depending on the enrolment criteria and enrolment status, The Scholarship Review Panel reserves the right to terminate the scholarship in part or in full by immediate notice in writing and may request that the recipient repays the Scholarship funds. Individual circumstances will be considered and assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Scholarship Review Panel.
Further details of the Ongoing Eligibility will be outlined in any Offer Letter.
Should you have any enquiries, please contact The Women's Foundation's Community Programme team by phone at 2592 8265 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.