CareER Scholarship Program

CareER Scholarship Program

 

CareER Scholarship

CareER Scholarship Program is to give recognition to students with disabilities / Special Educational Needs (SENs) in the pursuit of excellence in participating in community services and commitment in the community, achievement in extra-curricular activities and their willingness to challenge themselves to experience new exposure. Academic Achievement is NOT the main focus in terms of selection criteria.

Objectives

  • To empower the beneficiaries with more exposure in the community
  • To allow the awardees to have greater exposure to learn about employment situations, practices and prospects
  • To support the awardees to experience the workplace first-hand and to pursue continuous training and studies to enhance their employment prospects and opportunities
  • To provide some financial support to the awardees to enable them to acquire assistive equipment and technology to enhance their employment prospects and opportunities

Program Highlights

 

Awards

  • For Post-Secondary applicants, up to 5 scholarship offers would be made with HK$10,000 for each awardee.
  • For Senior-Secondary applicants, up to 5 scholarship offers would be made with HK$5,000 for each awardee.

6-month Mentorship Program

Each awardee will have one designated alumni as mentor, mentor and mentee will be matched in accordance with their disability/ disabilities / SENs and their career interests. The mentorship program includes lunch and learn sessions with guest speakers from various sectors including entrepreneurs and business leaders and meeting with the mentor.

Career Talk

The program also includes career talks, company visit and alumni sharing on the themes of various prevailing industries each month.

 

Requirements

  • Eligible Hong Kong Permanent Resident holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Currently studying in or graduated from all UGC and non-UGC funded institutes/ degrees in Hong Kong (for Post-Secondary applicants)
  • Currently studying in Form 4 to 6 at mainstream and special schools (for Senior-Secondary applicants)

Application

Applicant is required to complete the application form and enclose the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (not exceeding 2 pages) in English;
  2. A copy of valid Student Card issued by your school (for applicants who are currently studying in senior-secondary or post-secondary institutes); or
  3. A copy of the Graduate Certificate (for graduates applicants)

 

Applicant is also required to enclose any one of the following proofs in the application:

  1. A copy of letter on your condition issued by the Department of Health or Hospital Authority (or under exceptional circumstances by a registered medical practitioner from private sector or from private hospital) ;or
  2. A copy of the Registration Card for People with Disabilities issued by Labour and Welfare Bureau ;or
  3. A copy of letter of entitling to Disability Allowance by the Social Welfare Department

Interested participants please fill in the application form below and email to scholarship@career.org.hk on or before 23 February 2022.

*All the information provided by the applicant will remain confidential and only be used for the program only.
*Successful applicant will automatically become a member of CareER and agree to receive events newsletter sent from us by email or instant messaging.
*CareER reserves the right to any final decision.
For any enquiries, please contact Ms. Florence Chan or Ms. Michelle Mong at 3844 6363 or email to scholarship@career.org.hk.

Previous Awardees’ Sharing 

2021年度高中獎學金得獎者 – 鄭迦勒:

這筆獎學金對我來說意義重大,除了可減輕在各項手語課程的經濟負擔,我亦會用於參與和聽障人士相關的活動,讓自己更了解和認識聽障人士,使我更有動力向學習手語這個目標繼續努力。我亦感謝友師的支援,使我更清楚現時手語最新發展情況。透過以手語與友師溝通,我了解到不同的聽障文化,促進聽障人士與健聽人士之間的了解,使我大有裨益。

 

2021年度大專組得獎者 – 盧逸嫻:

在友師計劃中,我透過每月一聚找到一群志同道合的人,從中了解每個人的經歷,互相支持、輔導及一起解決問題。CareER就像提供了一個「避風塘」給一群特殊需要的年輕人。很感激CareER舉辦各種活動,讓我有機會在生活的壓力下找到喘息空間。我透過這些活動認識了很多有不同特殊需要,不屈不撓的一群同路人,加深了我對特殊需要人士的認識,原來我們每一個人都可以成為漆黑中的繁星。每次參加活動都令我覺得很舒適,因為每一位都會用最真摯的情感與人相處,就像一個舒適圈給我們建立最簡單愉快的友誼。

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