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The Jardine Scholarship is a full scholarship, primarily for undergraduates, offered by Jardine Matheson for study at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.[2] It was established in 1982 to commemorate Jardines' 150th anniversary[3] and was founded with the objective of "develop[ing] future leaders, who would give back to the societies in which [Jardine Matheson] operate[s]".[4]

Jardine Scholarship
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Other name
Jardine Foundation Scholarship
TypeEducational trust
Established1982 (1982)
Parent institution
Jardine Matheson
Academic affiliation
University of Oxford, University of Cambridge
ChairmanSir Richard Trainor[1]
Location
Websitehttp://www.jardine-foundation.org/

As of 2018, 293 Jardine Scholarships have been awarded across both universities.[1]

Selection and selectivityEdit

The scholarship is available for study in only four colleges in the University of Oxford and four in the University of Cambridge, with some exceptions. These are Exeter College, Oxford,[5] Oriel College, Oxford,[6] The Queen's College, Oxford,[7] Trinity College, Oxford,[8] Trinity College, Cambridge,[9] Magdalene College, Cambridge,[10] Peterhouse, Cambridge[11] and Downing College, Cambridge.[1][12]

It is limited also to the countries in which Jardine Matheson has a significant presence; these include Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan.[1]

Application processEdit

The application process involves both interviews and tests. There are typically two rounds of interviews and two essays, the latter on the applicant's career aspirations and on a separately assigned topic.[13] The final interview is with the Scholarship Committee, typically a panel of eight or more experts.[14] Former chairmen of the Scholarship Committee include Duncan Robinson,[15] Sir Ivor Roberts[16] and Geoffrey Grimmett.[17]

Selection criteriaEdit

The Jardine Foundation specifies four standards against which applicants are to be judged:[1]

  • "personal qualities and character with particular regard to the extent to which the applicant has demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and fellowship";[1]
  • "achievements in non-curricular activities, including sports";[1]
  • "community involvement and activities";[1] and
  • "other attributes which, in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee, indicate that the applicant is likely to become an outstanding citizen with a high commitment to the performance of public duties and/or community involvement."[1]

Terms of the ScholarshipEdit

The scholarship covers full tuition fees, college fees, an annual stipend, and return airfare from the students' country of origin.[1] The scholarship has been valued at $200,000.[18] Upon acceptance, scholars are bound by a set of regulations, decided by the Scholarship Committee.[19]

In addition to the financial coverage of the scholarship, Jardines also maintains the network of scholars and offers them summer internships within the conglomerate.[20] It also hosts regular gatherings with alumni and senior management.[1]

Jardines' postgraduate scholarships are offered in partnership with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust,[21] a merger by two charities founded by the University of Cambridge,[22] and Gadjah Mada University.[23]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Prospectus - Jardine Foundation Scholarships" (PDF). Jardines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ Horton, Helena (16 August 2018). "Student gets 7 A*s- even though English is not her first language". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018. The Jardine Foundation provides scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge Universities for students from Asia.
  3. ^ "Jardine Scholarship Awards". British Council - Hong Kong. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Scholarships for Outstanding Students". Jardines. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Jardine Foundation Graduate Scholarships" (PDF). Exeter College, University of Oxford. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018. Exeter College is delighted to be one of the four Oxford Colleges which is able to nominate candidates to the Jardine Foundation for assessment for the Foundation's Graduate Scholarship programme.
  6. ^ "Fees and Funding". Oriel College, University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Updates for applicants applying for 2018/19 entry". The Queen's College, University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Jardine Scholarships for undergraduates". Trinity College, University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Financial Support". Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Scholarships and Bursaries". Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Student support | Peterhouse Cambridge". Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Jardine Scholarships for Undergraduates". Trinity College, University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  13. ^ Chan, Michelle (4 September 2007). "Scholars head to Oxbridge". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018. Applicants for the scholarship had to attend two rounds of interviews and write an essay about themselves and their academic and career aspirations, and another essay on an assigned topic.
  14. ^ "Scholars' secret of success". South China Morning Post. 17 September 2002. Retrieved 5 September 2018. As for the Jardine scholarships, each student faces a panel of no fewer than eight interviewers.
  15. ^ "Prospectus - Jardine Foundation Scholarships" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Prospectus - Jardine Foundation Scholarships" (PDF). Jardines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2013.
  17. ^ "Prospectus - Jardine Foundation Scholarships" (PDF). Jardines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2017.
  18. ^ Bell, Jonathan (10 July 2012). "Island student lands $200,000 scholarship". The Royal Gazette. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018. Only five Bermuda residents have picked up the prestigious award in its history.
  19. ^ "Regulations Governing Scholarships" (PDF). Jardines. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  20. ^ "About Working During Studies". Jardines. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018. The Jardine Matheson Group provides opportunities for Jardine Scholars to gain work experience by applying for summer placements within the Group.
  21. ^ "Jardine Foundation". The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018.
  22. ^ "About Us". The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust.
  23. ^ Riyadi, Arif (25 March 2018). "UGM – Jardine Scholarship". Office of International Affairs, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018. The Foundation has established a programme in conjunction with Universitas Gadjah Mada (‘UGM’) to offer a total of two scholarships a year for Oxford and Cambridge Universities for postgraduate courses. The initial commitment is for three years.