About “Shell/ Island JC Scholarship for the Disabled
Shell/ Island JC Scholarship for the Disabled has become a special honour and a great encouragement to students with special educational needs (SEN).
The Shell/Island JC Scholarship for the Disabled 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 students with SEN to achieve improvements. The Best Integrated Student Award was set up in 2001 to encourage students with SEN who are studying in ordinary schools. In recognition of students who demonstrate notable effort in helping students with SEN 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.
In 2017, Diversified Potential Development Project was brought out to offer encouragement to the students studying in special schools to show recognition to their efforts and to encourage them to further pursue their visions on diversified ability development.
To give recognition to students with special educational needs (SEN) who have gone through great hardship to overcome difficulties achieving outstanding performance while at the same time encouraging them to develop their capabilities and potential in serving the local community, and promoting inclusion.
Award Nomination Forms
The Outstanding Disabled Student Award
To be awarded to the ten best students with SEN who have good academic results and conduct; and demonstrate 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 Best Progress Award
To be awarded to five to ten students with SEN 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 Integrated Student Award
To be awarded to five to ten students with SEN 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 Caring Integrated Student Award
To be awarded to up to five students who are studying in ordinary schools. They should actively participate in a variety of activities and demonstrate success in assisting students with SEN 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.
Diversified Potential Development Project
Every principal in Hong Kong Special Schools will select maximum 3 students in their schools to be granted this recognition according to their performance and information provided on diversified ability development based on theme of the project for the year. Description on the progress of diversified ability development is needed. Each winner will receive a subsidy of HK$500 together with a certificate.
- A Hong Kong resident
- Aged 11 or above on or before June, 2019
- Eligible nominees for the Outstanding Disabled Student Award, Best Progress Award, Best Integrated and Diversified Potential Development Project 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
Except Diversified Potential Development Project, all nominations will be vetted by the Scholarship Selection Committee which comprises representatives from Junior Chamber International Island, Hong Kong Special Schools Council, Education Bureau and Professor Sin, Director of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education at The Education University of Hong Kong.
- Nominations for the Outstanding Disabled Student Award, Best Progress Award and Best Integrated Student Award are to be submitted by the school principal. Each student can be nominated for one award only.
- Nominations for the Caring Integrated Student Award are nominated by the public with recommendations from school teachers or social workers.
- Nomination forms must be completed in full with supporting documents.
- Principals in Hong Kong Special Schools Council will directly nominate students in their schools to grant the recognition under Diversified Potential Development Project.
Nominees can download the online nomination form from above and email the completed form, together with all supporting documents, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Please email the completed nomination form, together with all supporting documents, to email@example.com on or before 10 July 2019. Submission by post or late submission will not be accepted.
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Hong Kong Special Schools Council
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