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Criteria for all Scholarships and Awards

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

  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. Sr Aloysia Emily Bowring Scholarship for Best Performance in S6

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Class of 1966 for the Best Performance in HKDSE
    For an S6 student who obtains the highest point in HKDSE in each academic year.

  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 one S1 student and one 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 students 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 & S5: First in subject

  16. The Parent-Teacher Association Award for Academic Achievement
    - For students having outstanding academic achievement in the Annual Results.
    - S1 - S3: Top three in class
    - S4 - S6: First in subject

  17. The Parent-Teacher Association Award for Academic Improvement
    - S1 - 6: 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 Examination 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. Selection by all subject teachers.

By School Nomination or Students' Own Application

Criteria for Specific scholarships
A.Outstanding Students of the Year
B.Talent Acknowledgement
C.Character Development
D.Learning Project
E.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 commited 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 all situations.

(23) Fung Yuet Wah Memorial Scholarship
- For an S4-S6 student who shows good respect to teacher 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 all situations.

(26) The Yam Family Scholarship for Positivity and Perseverance
- 2016-17 and 2017-18: Six students each year, one from each level of S1-S6
- For students who have strong will power to embrace life and those who show positivity and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Application procedures:
1) 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.
2) On top of good conduct and attendance records, good academic performance is also emphasised.
3) 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 student from the following school teams are eligible to apply:
- Sports/Dance
- Music
- Visual Arts
- Language and Performing Arts
Application procedures:
- Student 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 and outstanding performances in the subjects concerned:

(29) JaneClare Scholarship for Language (Junior)
- For an S1-S3 student with outstanding performance in Languages.

(30) JaneClare Scholarship for Language (Senior)
- For an S4-S6 student with outstanding performance in Languages.

(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 students who have talents and outstanding performance in the subject of Literature in English.

(33) Class of 1963 Scholarship for Chinese Culture
- For one S1-3 student and one S4-6 student with outstanding performance in Chinese culture and Chinese literature.

(34) JaneClare Scholarship for Mathematics (Junior)
- For an S1-S3 student with outstanding performance in Mathematics.

(35) JaneClare Scholarship for Mathematics (Senior)
- For an S4-S6 student with outstanding performance in Mathematics.

(36) Shui-Man Principal Ms Chan Memorial Schoarlship
- For one student each from S4-S6, whose performance in Chemistry or Biology is outstanding, and with financial needs.

(37) Agnes Ng Scholarship for the Use of Information Technology
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the Use of Information Technology.

(38) Dr Ina U C Chan Scholarship for Home Economics
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the subject of Home Economics.

(39) G, M & A Ma Scholarship for History
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in the subject of History.

(40) JaneClare Scholarship for Sports
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in sports.

(41) Mr Raymond Leung Memorial Scholarship for Sports
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in sports.

(42) Alice Yuen Scholarship for Dance
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in dance.

(43) Sr Emily Bosi Memorial Scholarship for Art
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in art.

(44) Mr & Mrs Fred Fan Scholarship for Music
- For a student who has talents and outstanding performance in music.

For prospective S1 students from SHCS

(45) SHCC Scholarship for SHCS Musical Talents

- A maximum of TWO scholarships to be offered to SHCS & SHCS (Private Section) each academic year.

Candidates must fulfill the following:
- P.6 graduates of SHCS/SHCS(PS) who will continue their secondary education in SHCC
- Recommended by the music teachers of SHCS(PS)
- Have good academic results and conduct records
- Have obtained the required music qualifications and actively participated in solo events of the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in P.5 and/or P.6 with commendable results

Application form can be obtained from the music teachers of SHCS/SHCS(PS).
Applicants must return the application forms to SHCC on the first S1 Registration Day.

C. Character Development

(46) Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize
- For one S6 student who must be 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.

(47) 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.

(48) JaneClare Scholarship for Community Service
- For a student who has outstanding performance in community service.

(49) 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

(50) The Fung Scholarship for Global Exposure
The Fung Scholarship for Global Exposure aims at providing exceptional learning opportunities and financial support to the 
students of SHCC, nurturing them to become autonomous learners of integrity, versatility, global awareness and compassion 
towards society. 
The scholarship is intended to support students of SHCC who aspire to increase their global exposure through participating in overseas programmes to enhance international experience; interacting with people from different countries on cultural exchange; involvement in organised programmes/self-initiated trips with specific learning goals; extended learning programmes including course, workshop, service trip, expedition, etc.
Successful applicants will make a pledge of their contribution to the school after completing their learning programmes: as students, and as mentors after graduation.

Application:

1.  Applicants should complete the application form and submit it to the school office together with all required documents.
2.  Senior students (S4-S6) should write a proposal for their planned programmes stating learning goals, vision of future contribution to
the school (and society) and all other details in support of application.Junior students (S1-S3) should fill out
the Programme Information Sheet for providing details of the programmes that they intend to join.
3.  Application starts on the first day of the academic year.
Deadlines for application: 1 December (first round), 1 March (second round).
4.  Dates of interviews will be announced through the school web.
5.  Application results will be announced by the end of December (first round) and end of March (second round).

Further details of this scholarship can be obtained from the school webpage.

(51) Class of 1976 Scholarship 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.

(52) 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)

(53) 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 towards 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.

(54) Award for Compassionate Service Leader initiated by graduates of 1985
- For students with outstanding performance in organizing and leading a service project.  Application forms for sponsorships of 
service projects are available on school website.

E. Improvement

(55) The Parent-Teacher Association Scholarship for Remarkable Improvement 
- For students who have scored great increase in overall average marks in comparison with those obtained in the previous school
year.  Candidates’ conduct and enthusiasm in participating in co-curricular activities are also taken into account.

Awards

(56) Award for Christian Witness
- For Catholic students who strive to live a Christian life, following the Footsteps of our Foundress St Magdalene of Canossa.

(57) 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 pre-requisite.

(58) Awards for Good Conduct
- For students who are courteous, considerate, rule-abiding and exhibit good attitude in general and have the ability to promote better conduct among fellow schoolmates.

(59) Awards for School Service
- 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, and helpers in anniversary programmes; Student Assistants of Character Development Team, Health Education and       Promotion Team and Sex Education Team; Student Committees of School Publications Team and Campus TV; Members of Girl Guides, Rangers, Red Cross, St John Ambulance Brigade, Junior Police Call and   Stage Management Team.

(60) Award for House Service
- For two students of each House who work consistently for and make integral contribution to the House.