Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes
for Senior Secondary School Students

Aim

The scheme offers prizes to encourage senior secondary students in government, aided, direct subsidy scheme, per caput grant, private and English Schools Foundation schools; and students of equivalent level of study at the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong) in attaining a high standard of learning abilities and developing leadership qualities.

Number of Awards

  1. For secondary school nominees
    The prizes are awarded on a school basis. For the 2017/18 academic year, each school is allocated two prizes for the students from the graduating form, i.e. Senior Secondary 3 / Secondary 6 or Grade 13, provided that the nominees meet the selection criteria of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council.
  2. For Vocational Training Council nominees
    For the 2017/18 academic year, twelve prizes are awarded to students who are undertaking full-time subvented programmes pegged at Senior Secondary 3 / Secondary 6 level, and will have completed at least one full year of study of such programmes, provided that the nominees meet the selection criteria of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council.

Value of Awards

The value of each prize for the 2017/18 academic year is HK$800.

Eligibility

Candidates for the prizes should:
  1. possess Hong Kong Identity Cards;
  2. have resided in Hong Kong for at least three years;
  3. be full-time students from the graduating form at any government, aided, direct subsidy scheme, per caput grant, private or English Schools Foundation schools or VTC; and
  4. be recommended by school principals / Executive Director of VTC.

Nomination Procedure

School principals / Executive Director of VTC will normally be invited in September each year to make nominations.

Announcement of Results

School principals / Executive Director of VTC will be informed of the results in around February / March of the relevant academic year.

Payment Arrangement

Prize money will be paid after the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council has decided on the awards. This will be remitted to schools / VTC which will be requested to make disbursement to the successful candidates.

Presentation of Awards

A certificate will be awarded to each prize winner at the Awards Presentation Ceremony scheduled for March / April.

Further Information

For enquiries, please call the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council Secretariat at 2150 6109 or 2150 6098.