Shell/ Island JC Scholarship for the Disabled Students was established in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons. Since its inception, the scholarship awards programme has been highly popular among schools, students and parents.

Each year, 10 outstanding students are selected for the Outstanding Disabled Student Award. In 1993, the Best Progress Award was established to further motivate disabled students to achieve improvements. The Best Integrated Student Award was set up in 2001 to encourage disabled students who are studying in ordinary schools. In recognition of students who demonstrate notable effort in helping disabled students integrate into school life and significantly foster integrated learning experience in schools, the Caring Integrated Student Award has been established in 2011 to further advocate integrated education.

Today, the scholarship has become a special honour and a great encouragement to disabled students.

Objective

To give recognition to students with special educational needs (SEN) who have gone through great hardship to overcome difficulties induced by their disabilities while at the same time encouraging disabled students to realize the importance of education to develop their capabilities and potential in serving the local community, and to promote the sense of inclusion.

Award Nomination Forms

The Outstanding Disabled Student Award

To award the top ten SENS students who have achieved good academic results and conduct; and demonstrated distinguished performance in school activities and community service. Each awardee will be awarded HK$5,000. In addition to the scholarship, each awardee will be presented with a certificate, a trophy and a special gift.

The Outstanding Disabled Student Award

The Best Progress Award

To award five to ten SENS students who have demonstrated significant improvement in academic results, behaviour and other achievements. Each winner will be awarded HK$3,000. In addition to the scholarship, each awardee will be presented with a certificate, a trophy and a special gift.

The Best Progress Award

The Best Integrated Student Award

To award five to ten SENS students who are studying in ordinary schools. They should achieve good academic results and conduct, and have distinguished performance in interpersonal relationship and adaptability. Each winner will be awarded HK$3,000. In addition to the scholarship, each awardee will be presented with a certificate, a trophy and a special gift.

The Best Integrated Student Award

The Caring Integrated Student Award

To award up to five students who are studying in ordinary schools. They should actively participate in a variety of activities and demonstrate success in assisting disabled students to integrate into school and helping foster integrated learning experience for all. Each winner will receive HK$3,000 together with a certificate, a trophy and a special gift in recognition of their achievement.

The Caring Integrated Student Award

Eligibility

A Hong Kong resident

Aged 11 or above on or before June this year

Eligible nominees for the Outstanding Disabled Student Award, Best Progress Award and Best Integrated are students with SEN who is currently studying either in special or ordinary primary/ secondary schools

Eligible nominees for the Caring Integrated Student Award are students currently studying in ordinary primary/ secondary schools

Panel of Judges/ Organizers

All nominations will be vetted by the Scholarship Selection Committee which comprises representatives from the organizers, namely Education Bureau, Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong Special Schools Council, Island Junior Chamber and Shell Hong Kong Limited.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the Outstanding Disabled Student Award, Best Progress Award and Best Integrated Student Award are to be forwarded submitted by the school principal. Each student can be nominated for one award only

Nominations for the Caring Integrated Student Award are forwarded by the public with recommendations from school teachers or social workers

Nomination forms must be completed in full with supporting documents

Application Method

Please send the completed nomination form and additional information by mail to:

Shell/ Island JC Scholarship For the Disabled (Scholarship Selection Committee)

Shell Hong Kong Limited (External Relations Department)

35/F., AIA Kowloon Tower, Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong, KLN, Hong Kong.

Deadline

Please submit the application form on or before 10th July. Late applications will not be accepted

Organising Parties

Shell Hong Kong Limited

Island Junior Chamber

Education Bureau

Hong Kong Special Schools Council

Social Welfare Department

Patron

Mrs. Regina Leung, wife of the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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