Who can apply for this scholarship?
The scholarship is available to secondary school students in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) and mainland China who wish to pursue studies at Vincennes University in Indiana. Priority is given to Hong Kong students studying engineering or subjects in Vincennes University's Math and Sciences Division.
What is Vincennes University?
Founded in 1801, Vincennes University is one of the oldest two-year colleges in America. Located in Indiana, V.U. offers two-year transfer programs that provide the academic foundation for completing virtually any baccalaureate degree. Past alumni have gone on to such universities as M.I.T., Berkeley, Stanford, Purdue, and Yale.
Why was this program created?
The H.K.-V.U. Scholarship is supported by Vincennes University and its Hong Kong alumni. From the 1960s to 1980s, Dr. C.W. Chu, a renowned Chinese educator and philanthropist, provided scholarships for more than 700 Hong Kong students to study in the U.S. Many of these students began their undergraduate studies at Vincennes University, and completed advanced degrees (at institutions such as Purdue, M.I.T., Stanford, among others), becoming prominent community members. To recognize their fond memories of V.U. and to carry on Dr. Chu's mission, a group of these alumni established the Hong Kong - Vincennes University Scholarship in 2005 with their donations and generous support from Vincennes University.