Siu Wai Ling Scholarship
On the occasion of her 90th birthday in the year 2002, students and friends of Miss Siu Wai Ling set up the Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding contribution as a teacher of Physical Education at St. Stephen’s Girls’ College from 1955 to 1976. Miss Siu pioneered in promoting sports as a subject and well-recognized activity in Hong Kong schools and most importantly, she had advocated and fostered the spirit of sportsmanship amongst students. Under her mentorship, St. Stephen’s has nurtured many outstanding sportswomen in the field of sports, especially physical education, in Hong Kong.
Miss Siu presented the very first Award on Speech Day in 2003.
After she passed away in December 2005, a group of her students published a book, Whistle of Love, to pay tribute to her and to raise more funds for the Scholarship.
Since 2003, the Scholarship has made awards to numerous recipients.
The existing terms and conditions of the Scholarship are:
Objective – The Siu Wai Ling Scholarship Committee recognizes and encourages achievements of SSGC graduates in sports-related endeavours by awarding the Scholarship for the purpose of pursuing post-secondary studies in a sports-related discipline.
The Award – The Scholarship may be awarded to one or more Recipients (successful candidates) each year. The Award amount for a university degree program is currently set at HKD12,000 per year to be disbursed annually over the number of years normally required to complete the program. Awards for other than degree programs will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Selection Committee – Members are nominated within the Siu Wai Ling Scholarship Committee.
Selection Criteria –
High standards of performance in sports activities;
Leadership and sportsmanship;
Relevance of intended course of study being beneficial to promoting sports-related activities in HK; and
Other personal qualities or potentials.
Eligibility of Candidates –
SSGC Form 6 graduates;
HK Identity Card holders (persons with the right of abode or the right to land in HK or are permitted to stay in HK without restrictions); and
The candidate must have been accepted and will enroll in a full-time program in a post-secondary education institution that is approved by the Selection Committee.
Eligibility of Study Programs and Education Institutions –
The post-secondary study program must be in a sports-related discipline: Physical Education, Sports and Recreation Management, Sports Science, Sports Medicine and any related areas of study e.g. Dance or Health Science programs like Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and Occupational Therapy.
The study program must be a degree program from a certified and recognized tertiary education institution, locally or overseas.
Other diploma or certification programs may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Application Procedures –
Interested students should write to the Scholarship’s Selection Committee by email.
A soft copy of the Application Form is available on the SSGC Alumnae Association’s website or it can be emailed to the applicant.
The deadline for applications each year is 31st August.
Potential candidates will be invited to attend interviews with at least two members of the Selection Committee.
Results will be announced each year before 31st October.
A certificate will be presented to the Recipient on Speech Day.
Conditions of Award –
The decision of the Selection Committee is final and conclusive.
The Award will be paid to the Recipient in equal annual instalments over the course of the approved study program. Subsequent annual instalments will be made on condition that the Recipient submits an official academic report or transcript to prove to the satisfaction of the Scholarship Committee that she has successfully completed one year of study and is registered for the next year.
The maximum number of years of award per recipient is set at 5.
The Scholarship will automatically be withdrawn should the Recipient discontinue her intended study program voluntarily or involuntarily.
The Recipient shall abide by all terms and conditions stipulated by the Scholarship Committee.
The Scholarship Committee has the right to terminate or cancel the Scholarship or Award, and to amend its terms and conditions, at any time without any legal liability.
The Siu Wai Ling Scholarship Committee
Chairperson: Ex Officio Members:
Clara Lau President of the SSGC Alumnae Association: Wendy Chau
SSGC PE Department Liaison: Yvonne Lee
Leung Mee Lee Other Members:
Clara Lau Chow Pak Ham
Marina Tsui Albertina Lau
Tam Pui Shan Tammy Eliza Chang
Chan Tsz Wah
Hon. Treasurer: Carmen Wong
Past Recipients of the Siu Wai Ling Scholarship Award –
2003 LEUNG Dick Fai, Fifi (B.S. in Sports Science and P.E., Chinese University)
2005 NG Tin Tin (B.S. in Sports Science and P.E., Chinese University)
TAM Pui Shan, Tammy (A.D. in Sports and Recreation Studies, HKBU)
2008 TAM Pui Shan Tammy (B.A. (Hons) in PE & Recreation Management, HKBU)
PAK Ho Yi, Emily (Diploma in Dance (Ballet), HKAPA)
2009 TAM Pui Shan, Tammy (Dip. Ed., HKIED)
2010 LEUNG Yee Ping (A.D. in Sports and Recreation Studies, HKBU)
LI Ki Yan (B.A. (Hons) in PE & Recreation Management, HKBU)
CHAN Tsz Wah (B. So. Sci. in Sports and Recreation Leadership, HKBU)
2011 LEE Ying Kin, Sammy (B.S. in Sports Science and P.E., Chinese University)
CHAN Tsz Wah (Dip. Ed., HKIED)
2012 LI Ki Yan (Dip. Ed., HKBU)
PAK Ho Yi, Emily (BFA in Dance (Ballet), HKAPA)
TAM Wai Yin, Kandy (B.A. (Hons) in PE & Recreation Management, HKBU)
2013 PAK Ho Yi, Emily (Performance year at the Cinevox Jr. Company, Switzerland)
WONG Suet Lam, Shirlane (A.D. in App. Sci. in Sports Coaching & Management, HKIED)
FONG Yee Man, Jasmine (A.D. in Sports and Recreation Studies, HKBU)
CHUNG Cheuk Yin, Cherry (B.S. Ed. in Sports Science, HKIED)
2015 OR Kwan Yi, Abby (B.S. Ed. in Sports Science, HKIED)
LAU Tsz Ching (A.D. in App. Sci. in Sports Coaching & Management, HKIED)
LAI Yan Ning, Denise (Bachelor of Physiotherapy, HKPolyU)
2016 FONG Yee Man, Jasmine (B. So. Sci. in Sports and Recreation Leadership, HKBU)
2017 WU Cheuk Yan (A.D. in Sports and Recreation Studies, HKBU)
WONG Lok Si (A.D. in Sports and Recreation Studies, HKBU CIE)
2018 LAU Tsz Ching (Bachelor of Education (Hons) in P.E., HKEdU)
NG Chi Kiu (B.S. (Hons) in Physiotherapy, HKPolyU)
SIU Cheuk Ying (A.D. in Sports and Recreation Studies, HKBU CIE)
2019 WONG Lok Si (Bachelor of Education (Hons) in P.E., HKEdU)
2020 LUK Faith (B.S. (Hons) in Occupational Therapy, HKPolyU)