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­­­­Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholars­hip­

About the Annual Chinese Scholarship

The Centre for Community Based Research established the Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship in 2012. The scholarship is made possible through the donations of the Waterloo Chinese Business Association (WCBA). The fund contributes to the education costs of local studnets with Chinese heritage who are entering university.

This year, the Selection Committee received a high number of applications for the Chinese Scholarship. Many applications were incredibly well-done, and the selection process was highly competitive. To adjust for a high number of good applications, the Selection Committee made the decision to present this scholarship to one a­dditional recipient: A total of five student awards were given out instead of the four awards given at previous years. According, 2017 awards were $800 for first prize (one recipient), $600 for second prize (two recipients), and $500 for third prize (two recipients).

Application Process

Only applicants entering university could apply for this scholarship. Applicants wrote a one- to two-page letter expressing their desire for the award and rationalizing their fit with the following criteria:

  • A person of Chinese heritage
  • Graduated from high school in the year of application (include name of high school and date of graduation)
  • Acceptance into a post-secondary program at a Canadian university (include name of university and date when program will begin)
  • Have their primary residence in Waterloo Region, Wellington County or the City of Guelph
  • Vision for how their education will enable them to contribute to Canadian society*

    Note:Applications for the Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship are now closed. Applications for the 2018 Scholarship will be accepted in summer 2018. Please check this website in Summer 2018 for updated application deadlines.

    2017 Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Recipients

    First Prize ($800): Jingwen (Linda) Mao

    Second Prize ($600): Keyuan Wang; Ze Xi Ye

    Third Prize ($500): Ji Lin Zhu; Xueting Xiong

    Award Ceremony

    Recipients were presented with their awards at a public Awards Ceremony hosted by the Centre for Community Based Research on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Award recipients, family and friends of award recipients, CCBR, WCBA, and members of the public joined us for this celebratory event.

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    Click here to learn more about our other scholarship called the Helmut Braun Memorial Award.

    2017 Chinese Post-Secondary Scholarship Award


    First Place ($800)

    • Jingwen (Linda) Mao

    Second Place ($600)

    • Keyuan Wang
    • Ze Xi Ye

    Third Place ($500)

    • Ji Lin Zhu
    • Xueting Xiong