HKIE Aviation Scholarship for Outstanding Engineering Students (2019)

 

 

Please read this note before completing the application form

 

Background:

 

  • This Scholarship would complement the existing and more general ‘HKIE Scholarship’, but would focus solely on undergraduate students studying aviation or aerospace-related engineering programs.

 

Aims:

 

  • To recognize the academic excellence of full-time undergraduate students enrolled in aviation or aerospace-related engineering programs.

  • To identify students with the potential and passion for leadership in aviation and aerospace engineering, and to mentor them into becoming future industry champions.

  • To raise the public profile of HKIE, particularly within local universities and institutions.

  • To encourage more students to participate in HKIE activities at an earlier stage of their careers.

 

Target students: 

 

Full-time undergraduates in second-year or above who have declared a major in an aviation or aerospace-related engineering programme in any local university or higher education institution.

 

Awards:

 

The scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of 4 undergraduate students studying aviation or aerospace-related engineering programs, HKD 10,000 per scholarship, and the recipients would be invited to the join the HKIE Aircraft Division’s Annual Dinner, where the Scholarships would be presented in an official ceremony.

 

Eligibility:

 

Candidate should:

  • Be a student studying any Higher Diploma or Degree of Aviation or Aerospace-related engineering programme in a local higher education institution. However, each student is eligible for the Scholarship only once in his/her lifetime;

  • Have outstanding academic results;

  • Be a Student Member of the HKIE or in the process of application for student membership;

  • Have strong leadership ability demonstrated in his/her extra-curricular activities and community service;

  • Be recommended by the Head of Engineering Department of the higher education institution.

 

 

 

 

Application Procedures

 

  • The higher education institutions offering aviation or aerospace-related engineering Higher Diploma or Degree are welcomed to make nominations for the Scholarship.

  • Nominations should only be made by the Head of Engineering Department of the higher education institution. Each higher education institution can nominate a maximum of 3 candidates.

  • Nominations must be submitted together with

    • A statement of recommendation by the Head of Engineering Department who is in support of the nomination;

    • Copy/ies of the candidate’s academic results at the higher education institution; and

    • Evidence of participation in extra-curricular activities and community services.

  • Nomination form(s) must be completed and returned to the HKIE AC Division on or before 11 Oct 2019

 

Selection Procedures

  • A Judging Panel composed of senior members of the HKIE AC Division will be set up to short-list and interview eligible candidates.

  • The selection criteria will be based on the candidate’s

    • Academic results at the higher education institution;

    • Participation in extra-curricular activities/community services;

    • Enthusiasm in pursuing a career in aviation engineering profession; and

    • Performance at the interview.

  • Candidates will be short-listed and invited for an interview in Dec 2019. Candidates not invited for interview by Jan 2020 shall consider that their application not successful.

  • The HKIE AC Division reserves the right to reject or disqualify any application. The decision of the HKIE AC Division Judging Panel will be final. In the event of their being unable to find candidates of sufficient merit, they may withhold all or any of the awards at their absolute discretion.

 

Announcement of the Results

The higher education institutions and the individual awardees will be notified of the results in Mar 2020.

 

Presentation of Awards

A certificate and a cash prize of HK$10,000 will be awarded to each successful candidate at the AC Division’s Annual Dinner

 

The Engineering Department of the higher education institution shall also announce names and relevant information of their students who are awarded the HKIE Aviation Scholarship for Outstanding Engineering Student on their website for public access, including photos taken at the award presentation ceremony.