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Chin Ping-Chuen Memorial Scholarship in Earth Sciences

On the Donor

A respected meteorologist, the late Dr Chin Ping-Chuen (BSc 1950, PhD 1971), worked at the Hong Kong Observatory from the early 1950s until his retirement. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Science in 1950, Dr Chin later received his doctoral degree from the Department of Geography of HKU in 1971. His research and published papers in geography and geology laid a solid foundation for the local meteorological service. Dr Chin was also an Honorary Lecturer of the HKU Geography Department and an Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory.

In 2015, Dr Chin passed away and the Trustee of The Chin's Family Trust wished to establish a scholarship in memory of Dr Chin with a donation. It is hoped that the scholarship can support deserving Earth Scinces students in their participation in final year research projects to explore their research potential. 

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to third-year or final-year undergraduate students reading for the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Earth Sciences, who completed the final year research projects in earth science or related topics, including but not limited to meteorology, oceanography, climate change, geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, geophysics, and hydrogeology.

The Scholarship shall be awarded based on academic merit.

Value of Award HK$10,000 each (up to ten awards each year)
Renewal Conditions --
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Science


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