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Arthur and Louise May Memorial Fund Scholarship, The

On the Donor

In 2012, the Faculty of Engineering launched the Advanced Robotics Initiative striving to become a world-class player and as a leader in the area of robotics in Asia. As part of the kick-start activities, the Faculty has participated in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Robotics Challenge. The robotics research activities will initially be focused on the development of robotic systems for operation in dangerous, degraded, and/or hazardous environments currently accessible only by humans, including nuclear reactors, oil rigs, and mines.

In 2013, the Arthur and Louise May Memorial Fund kindly offered to donate HK$100,000 annually to establish the "The Arthur and Louise May Memorial Fund Scholarship at The University of Hong Kong. The donation was increased with effect from 2015-16. The Scholarship aims to provide opportunities for young engineers to be equipped with the skills which are cruical for future leaders such as innovative thinking, ability to integrate diverse engineering knowledge and know-how for problem solving in the real world.

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship shall be awarded to outstanding engineering students under 35 years of age to participate in the Advanced Robotics Initiative project in the following aspects:

  1. Research postgraduate studentship
  2. Student internship
  3. Travel grant for attending the DARPA Robotics Challenge or overseas robotics competitions
  4. Travel grant for attending or presenting papers/posters in robotics-related conferences

Selection criteria:

  • Academic merits;
  • Research achievements; and
  • Passion for the development of robotic system.

Scholarship recipients are encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years during their study period in order to sustain and strengthen their training in robotics. The recipients are required to submit a report on their study each year and an annual report on the scholarship distribution and research findings.

Value of Award HK$50,000 (Maximum)
Renewal Conditions --
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students, Enrichment Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Not specified
Faculty Engineering


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