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Thanksgiving Scholarship, The
感恩奬學金

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arship in honour of his patients from whom he had learned so much. The first awards were 
made in the academic year 2005-06.  Over the years, Dr Tang has kindly injected further donations, 
including a HK$1million donation in 2019, to support the continuation of the Scholarship

In 2005, Dr. Tang Sek Ying, a medical doctor, donated a sum of to establish a Scholarship in honour of his patients from whom he had learned so much. The first awards were made in the academic year 2005-06.  Over the years, Dr Tang has kindly injected further donations, in 2019, to support the continuation of the Scholarship. 

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship shall be awarded as follows: 
 
(i) Two scholarships shall be available biennially to full-time students of the MSocSc 
or PsyD in Educational Psychology Programmes or the PhD (specialization in 
Educational Psychology) Programme (total 2 places) and  
 
 
 
(ii) Two scholarships shall be available annually to full-time students of the MSocSc 
or PsyD in Clinical Psychology Programmes or the PhD (specialization in Clinical 
Psychology) Programme (total 2 places). 
 
 
 
3. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of outstanding performance in coursework 
and practicum related to the aforementioned programmes, paid or volunteer work 
experience in serving underprivileged members of the Hong Kong community, and future 
plans to help such individuals. 
 
 
 
4. The Scholarship shall be of a total value of HK$25,000 each and it shall be used to partially 
fund the scholars’ overseas training attachment in clinical and educational psychology.  For 
each scholarship, up to HK$5,000 will be earmarked for the overseas trainer’s honorarium, 
and the balance shall be paid to the scholar to cover the expenses incurred for airfare, 
accommodation, and meal expenses applicable for the overseas attachment. The overseas 
training attachments will be arranged by the scholar, taking into account the input of 
teaching staff in the Programmes in Education Psychology and Clinical Psychology. 
Outstanding applications for non-overseas training and activities that prepare the scholar 
to better serve the Hong Kong community will also be considered and funded at the 
discretion of the Selection Committee. 
 
 

The Scholarship shall be awarded as follows:  

  • Two scholarships shall be available biennially to full-time students of the MSocSc or PsyD in Educational Psychology Programmes or the PhD (specialization in Educational Psychology) Programme (total 2 places) and
  • A maximum of Eight scholarships shall be available annually to full-time students of the MSocSc or PsyD in Clinical Psychology Programmes or the PhD (specialization in Clinical Psychology) Programme (total 8 places). 

The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of outstanding performance in coursework and practicum related to the aforementioned programmes, paid or volunteer work experience in serving underprivileged members of the Hong Kong community, and future plans to help such individuals. 

For the MSocSc or PsyD in Educational Psychology Programmes or the PhD (specialization in Educational Psychology) Programme, the Scholarship shall be of a total value of HK$25,000 each and it shall be used to partially fund the scholars’ overseas training attachment in educational psychology. For the MSocSc or PsyD in Clinical Psychology Programmes or the PhD (specialization in Clinical Psychology) Programme, the Scholarship shall be of a total value of HK$20,000 each and it shall be used to partially fund the scholars’ overseas training attachment in clinical psychology.

For each scholarship, up to HK$5,000 will be earmarked for the overseas trainer’s honorarium, and the balance shall be paid to the scholar to cover the expenses incurred for airfare, accommodation, and meal expenses applicable for the overseas attachment. The overseas training attachments will be arranged by the scholar, taking into account the input of teaching staff in the Programmes in Education Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Outstanding applications for non-overseas training and activities that prepare the scholar to better serve the Hong Kong community will also be considered and funded at the discretion of the Selection Committee. 

Value of Award Please see "Purpose and Scope"
Renewal Conditions --
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Postgraduate
Faculty Social Sciences

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