About the Hong Kong Foundation
The University of Toronto’s Hong Kong Foundation advances the interests of the University of Toronto and of Hong Kong by soliciting and receipting donations for scholarships, enabling students from Hong Kong with financial need to attend U of T. The Foundation focuses on attracting donations from alumni, friends and parents of students in Hong Kong. A sub-committee of the Foundation assists the University in selecting the scholarship recipients.
The Hong Kong Foundation established its charitable legacy in April 1996 with the inaugural Foundation Scholarship. Founded by a dedicated group of University of Toronto friends and alumni in October 1995, the Foundation is a registered charity with the Hong Kong government and the Inland Revenue Department. The Honourable Dame Dr. Rosanna Wong Yick-Ming, JP was the founding Chairman of the Foundation board. Our current Chair, Mrs. Daisy C.F. Ho, is the Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer of Shun Tak Group Holdings.
The establishment of the Foundation Scholarship inspired friends and alumni of the University to create additional awards to support Hong Kong’s top young scholars. The University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation Limited now administers three scholarship programs:
University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation Scholarship: The value of this scholarship is between CDN $19,000 – 22,000, depending on program of study, renewable annually to complete an honours undergraduate degree in four years. One scholarship is available annually for an exceptionally talented Hong Kong student showing strong financial need.
Dr. Cheng Yu-tung Scholarships: Dr. Cheng Yu-tung generously endowed this scholarship program for outstanding Hong Kong students with strong financial need. The value of this award for the academic year is CDN $20,000, renewable annually to complete an honours undergraduate degree in four years in any discipline. Two scholarships are available annually.
Fung Yiu King Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Patrick Y.B. Fung and family kindly endowed this scholarship for talented Hong Kong students with strong financial need. The value of the award is CDN $13,000 for the first year of study and CDN $20,000 for the second, third and fourth years, renewable annually to complete an honours undergraduate degree in commerce, business or economics. One scholarship is available annually.