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Criteria for all Scholarships and Awards

All applicants/nominees should have academic results above average (top 50%). Students with special education needs can apply for the exemption of the above requirement with a certified medical report. Documents/certificate should accompany the application/nomination.

A good conduct and attendance record should be maintained throughout the academic year, meaning no notice of misbehaviour or written warning is received (applicable to all scholarships). The selection of awards such as Award for Compassionate Service Leader, Award for School Services, Award for Academic Improvement and Achievement will have a different focus.

In case of disputes, the school will reserve the right of making the final decision.

By School Nomination Only

Scholarships 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 require students to have outstanding academic performance which is based on the following principle of selection:

The core and elective subjects will be converted to points, where Level 2= 2 points, Level 3= 3 points, Level 4= 4 points, Level 5/5*/5**= 5/6/7 points. (M1/M2 is counted as half of a subject)
The student who gets the highest average of all core and elective subjects in her annual examination results/Mock Examination (S6) will be first considered.

(1) St Magdalene of Canossa Scholarship

  • For a very outstanding S6 graduate with strong school spirit and outstanding qualities, nominated by the school. This is to be awarded to a truly deserving student who adds honour to SHCC and is not necessarily an annual award.

(2) Class of 1966 Scholarship for the Best Performance in HKDSE

  • For an S6 student who obtains the highest point in HKDSE in each academic year.

(3) Sr Aloysia Emily Bowring Scholarship for Best Performance in S6

(4) Mr Lee Ping Yuen Scholarship for Best Performance in S6

  • For two all-round students in S6, who have outstanding academic performance, commendable character as well as active participation in extra-curricular activities and community service.

(5) Sr Ida Sala Memorial Scholarship for Best Performance in S5

  • For an all-round student in S5, who has outstanding academic performance, commendable character as well as active participation in extra-curricular activities and community service.

(6) Tsang Kwok Wah Memorial Scholarship for Best Performance in Liberal Studies

  • For an S5 student who ranks first in the annual result of Liberal Studies.

(7) Ms Deborah Wan Scholarship for Best Performance in S4

  • For a student academically among the top 5 in the class and with commendable character, including cooperativeness, respect for others, a sense of responsibility, punctuality and pleasant personality.

(8) Class of 1971 Scholarship for Academic Excellence − Secondary 6

  • Best performance in core subjects in S6
  • For an S6 student who gets the highest total marks in core subjects (obtaining at least Level 5 for all core subjects), has a commendable character and is active in serving the school in senior secondary.

(9) Class of 1971 Scholarship for Academic Excellence − Junior Secondary

  • For a student from S1-S3 who has excellent academic result and has a commendable character. The potential candidate should be active in serving the school and obtain outstanding achievements in ECA.

(10) Ms Ophelia Chan Scholarship for Best Performance in S3

(11) Mrs Magdalene Fok Scholarship for Best Performance in S2

(12) Dr Louise Law Scholarship for Best Performance in S1

  • For a student academically among the top 5 in the class/form and with commendable character: being cooperative, respectful, responsible, punctual and pleasant.

(13) Class of 1970 Sr Ida Memorial Scholarship - For S3 students and S6 students with outstanding leadership, strong initiative and drive, and a caring heart.

(14) SHCC Science Achievement Award

  • For the S1 student and S2 student with best performance in Science (rank first in annual result of Integrated Science).
  • For one S3 student with the best annual average mark of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, selected from the top five student based on exposure to science activities beyond the classroom, learning attitude, competition results/ awards obtained outside school, and interview performance.

(15) Award for Academic Achievement

  • For students having outstanding academic achievement in the First Term
    • S1-S3: Top three in class
    • S4-S6: First in subject

(16) The Parent-Teacher Association Award for Academic Achievement

  1. For students having outstanding academic achievement in the Annual Results
    1. S1-S3: Top three in class
    2. S4-S6: First in subject

(17) The Parent-Teacher Association Award for Academic Improvement

  • For students who have made the greatest academic improvement in their class. Academic improvement will be measured by:
    • S1-5: Difference in overall average marks between First Term and Final Examinations
    • S6: Difference in overall average marks between S5 Annual Results and S6 Mock Examination Results

(18) Scholarship for Academic Improvement sponsored by SHCC class of 1972

  • For students who have made the most academic improvement in their forms. Academic improvement will be measured by:
    • S1-S5: Difference in overall average marks between First Term and Final Examinations.
    • S6: Difference in overall average marks between S5 Annual Examination and S6 Mock Examination results

(19) Student of the Class

  • For students academically among the top 5 in the class, ready to share, contribute, have positive impacts on others and be involved in class and/ or school activities. Selected by all subject teachers.

By School Nomination or Students’ Own Application

Criteria for Specific Scholarships

  1. Outstanding Students of the Year
  2. Talent Acknowledgement
  3. Character Development
  4. Learning Project
  5. Improvement

A. Outstanding Students of the Year

Secondary 6

(20) Sr Rosangela Cesati Scholarship for Alumnae Association Scholar

  • For an active all-rounder who is committed to promoting a strong link among alumnae.

(21) Mr & Mrs C C Lin Memorial Scholarship

  • For a student who best demonstrates the spirit of Sacred Heart.

Secondary 4-6

(22) Sr Agnes Law Scholarship for Versatility and Integrity

  • For an S4-S6 student who has pursued all-round development and shows integrity in everyday life.

(23) Fung Yuet Wah Memorial Scholarship

  • For an S4-S6 student who shows good respect to teachers and has financial needs.

(24) Late Teachers Memorial Scholarship initiated by alumnae in San Francisco

  • For two S4-S6 students with strong academic records and financial needs and show commendable effort to promote respect for teachers.

Secondary 1-3

(25) The Ma Family Scholarship for Versatility and Integrity

  • For an S1-S3 student who has pursued all-round development and shows integrity in everyday life.

(26) The Yam Family Scholarship for Positivity and Perseverance

  • For one student from each form who has strong willpower to embrace life and those who show positivity and perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • Application procedures:
    • Nominees/applicants have to fill in a specific application form, including a short reflection of positive attitude towards life and how challenges are turned into positive development.
    • On top of good conduct and attendance records, good academic performance is also emphasised.
    • All nominees and applicants need to attend an interview with a selection board, presenting their experience and reflection on how they handle challenges and adversities.

Secondary 1

(27) Sacred Heart Canossian College Alumnae Association Scholarship

  • For S1 students, proven to be very outstanding in sports and/or liberal arts.

(28) Class of 1965 Scholarship for Talented School Team Members

  • For S1 school team members who intend to attend advancement programmes in the related fields
  • S1 students from the following school teams are eligible to apply:
    • Sports/Dance
    • Music
    • Visual Arts
    • Language and Performing Arts
  • Application procedures:
    Students can apply for the scholarship by 8 May and attend selection sessions at the end of S1. A reflection and expense report should be submitted in S2 for the reimbursement of the scholarship fund. They should also attend a minimum of 80% of classes during the course. Awardees can apply for a renewal of the Scholarship in S2.

B. Talent Acknowledgement

For students with talents, outstanding performances and significant contributions in the areas concerned:

(29) JaneClare Scholarship for Language (Junior)

(30) JaneClare Scholarship for Language (Senior)

  • For one student from Junior/Senior Section respectively who has outstanding performance in English and Chinese. Proficiency in Putonghua and other languages is an added advantage.

(31) Speaker of the Year Award

  • For one S1-3 student and one S4-6 student with outstanding performance in authentic spoken English and great passion for speech activities.

(32) Mr K C Yuen Memorial Scholarship for Literature in English

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the subject of Literature in English

(33) Class of 1963 Scholarship for Chinese Literature and Chinese Culture

  • For one S1-3 student and one S4-6 student with outstanding performance in Chinese literature and shows appreciation of Chinese culture by promoting it among her schoolmates.

(34) Mr Hui Chun Fat Memorial Scholarship for Chinese Language and Chinese History

  • For one S1-3 student and one S4-6 student with outstanding performance in Chinese Language and Chinese History.

(35) JaneClare Scholarship for Mathematics (Junior)

(36) JaneClare Scholarship for Mathematics (Senior)

  • For one S1-3 student and one S4-6 student with outstanding performance in Mathematics.

(37) Shui-Man Principal Ms Chan Memorial Scholarship

  • For one student from each form of S4-S6, with outstanding performance in Chemistry and/ or Biology. Priority may be given to students with financial needs.

(38) Agnes Ng Scholarship for the Use of Information Technology

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the Use of Information Technology.

(39) Dr Ina U C Chan Scholarship for Home Economics

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the subject of Home Economics.

(40) G, M & A Ma Scholarship for History

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the subject of History.

(41) JaneClare Scholarship for Sports

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in sports.

(42) Mr Raymond Leung Memorial Scholarship for Sports

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in sports.

(43) Alice Yuen Scholarship for Dance

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in dance.

(44) Sr Emily Bosi Memorial Scholarship for Art

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in art.

(45) Mr & Mrs Fred Fan Scholarship for Music

  • For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in music.

(46) Miss Tak-Lun Wong Memorial Scholarship for Music

  • For one S6 student who will pursue professional music training at local or overseas degree-awarding institutions. Applicants should provide proofs showing that they have registered for the applied courses within one week after the release of JUPAS results. The result will be announced in late August and the presentation will be held on the first day of school in the coming academic year.
  • For one S1-5 student who is talented and outstanding in piano performance, and has shown remarkable contribution to the school and the school music teams.

(47) SHCC Scholarship for Young Music Talents

  • A maximum of FOUR scholarships will be offered to S1 students.
  • Awardees would be required to complete the appropriate/specific music programmes and undertake to contribute to the specific school music team(s) for at least five years or a period equivalent to the duration of receiving the scholarship, whichever is longer.
  • The scholarship will be granted to the awardees in the form of subsidy for the expenses of participating in the school music teams, such as music activities and/or competitions recognised by the school, in their years in SHCC.
  • The recipients will receive the title of ‘Music Ambassador’ in their years in SHCC and promote music in school (primary and secondary) and in the community.
  • Criteria
    Applicants must fulfill the following:
    • Have applied for the Discretionary Places and attended the special interview for music talent
    • Recommended by the music teachers of their primary schools
    • Have good academic results and conduct records
    • Have obtained at least ONE of the following music qualifications:
      • Singer: ABRSM Grade 5 or above with Merit in Singing
      • Pianist: ABRSM Grade 7 or above with Merit
      • Instrumentalist:
      • Western - ABRSM Grade 6 or above with Merit
      • Chinese - Central Conservatory of Music Practical Examination Grade 5 or above
    • Have participated in solo events of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in P.5 and/or P.6 with commendable results
    • Outstanding achievements or performances in external or international music competitions or events will also be considered.
    • Application forms can be obtained from the school office on the first S1 Registration Day. Applicants must return the application forms to SHCC on the first school day in September. Eligible candidates will be informed to attend an interview in September.
    • The school has the absolute discretion on the amount of reimbursement according to the performance of the awardee in the school music team in each school year.

Character Development

(48) Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize

  • For one S6 student who must be a resident of Hong Kong for the past 3 years and must show a high standard of learning and leadership skills, and contribute to the well-being of the community. Application starts in late September.

(49) St Josephine Bakhita Memorial Scholarship for Social Awareness

  • For two students, one from S5 and one from S6. Nominees must show sincerity and readiness to serve.

(50) JaneClare Scholarship for Community Service

  • For a student who has outstanding performance in community service.

(51) SHCC Music Society Alumnae Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership and Contribution in Music Teams

  • For students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and have shown remarkable contribution to school music teams.

D. Learning Project

(52) Class of 1976 Scholarships for Reading Promotion

  • For one student from S1, one student from Junior Forms (S2-3) and one from Senior Forms who have shown stamina in reading a wide range of texts and have made significant contribution to cultivate students’ interest in reading.

(53) Yen Ming Deh Prize - Sponsored by Dr Adeline Mah

  • Yen Ming Deh Prize, founded by Dr Adeline Mah, aims to foster students’ creativity in writing and increase their exposure to cultural and historical topics through self-initiated projects. Scholarship will be awarded to S3-6 students who show originality in writing and analytical thinking in understanding cultural issues and History.
  • The Prize will be divided into junior section and senior section. A Selection Board will rank the writings as follows:
    • Honour Award (Scholarship with certificate)
    • Highly Commended (Certificate)
    • Commended (Certificate)

(54) Dr Adeline Mah Prize - Sponsored by Dr Adeline Mah

  • The Dr Adeline Mah Prize, founded by Dr Adeline Mah, aims to promote understanding of Chinese history, language and culture and foster students’ creativity in writing. Scholarship will be awarded to students who show understanding of Chinese history, language and culture in a piece of creative writing.
  • The Prize will be divided into junior section and senior section. A Selection Board will rank the Creative Writings as follows:
    • Honour Award (Scholarship with certificate)
    • Highly Commended (Certificate)
    • Commended (Certificate)
  • Applicants should refer to the school webpage for further details and instructions.

(55) Award for Compassionate Service Leader initiated by graduates of 1985

  • For students with outstanding performance in organising and leading a service project. Application forms for sponsorships of service projects are available on the school webpage.
  • A good conduct record is a pre-requisite.

E. Improvement

(56) The Parent-Teacher Association Scholarship for Remarkable Improvement

  • For students who have gained marked increase in overall average marks compared with those obtained in the previous school year. Candidates’ conduct and enthusiasm in participating in co-curricular activities are also taken into account.

Awards

(57) Award for Christian Witness

  • For Catholic students who strive to live a Christian life, following the Footsteps of our Foundress St Magdalene of Canossa.

(58) Award for Spiritual Development

  • For a humble learner in each class, who follows the Footsteps of Jesus, and has regular participation in religious activities. A good conduct record is a prerequisite.

(59) Award for Good Conduct

  • For three students in each class who are courteous, considerate, rule-abiding and exhibit good attitude in general and have the ability to promote better conduct among fellow schoolmates. No record of lateness to school and in assignment submission throughout the year is a prerequisite.

(60) Awards for School Services

  • For students who render outstanding services to the school: Discipline Prefects, IT Prefects, Student Librarians, Guidance Sisters, Student Council Ex-co members, Career Assistants, organisers of religious activities, Reading Ambassadors, Green Prefects, School Artists, School Photographers, STEM Ambassadors, CGYC Ex-co members and Student Ambassadors in major school events; Student Assistants of Character Development Team, Health Education and Promotion Team and Sex Education Team; Student Committees of School Publications Team and Campus TV; Member of Girl Guides, Rangers, Red Cross, St John Ambulance Brigade, Junior Police Call and Stage Management Team.

(61) Award for House Service

  • For two students of each House who work consistently for and make integral contribution to the House.