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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 students of Chinese heritage entering into university.

Awards will be given to at four students this year. Awards will be $1,000 for first prize (one recipient), $800 for second prize (one recipients), and $600 for third prize (two recipients).

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Image above: Award recipients, family members and friends from the 2015 Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship awards ceremony.

Application Process­ 

All students entering into university interested in applying for the award should write 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*

    * Please note:  Emphasis should be on the future vision not solely on achievements.

    When applying, please provide your street address, phone numbers where you can be reached and email address

    Application letters are accepted beginning June 1 and should be received (mail or e-mail) by the selection committee no later than Friday August 12, 2016. Specify "Chinese Scholarship Award" in the subject line of your email. The award results will be announced in late August.

    A community ceremony to celebrate the Award recipients will be held in September. Images from last year's ceremony are on the right. More details about this year's ceremony will be released soon!  


    Send your application to:

    Chinese Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Selection Committee
    The Centre for Community Based Research  
    190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo ON, N2L 3G5
    Telephone: (519) 885-1460 ext. 25296
    Email: general@communitybasedresearch.ca


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

    2015 Chinese Post-Secondary Scholarship Award Recipients     

    First Place ($1,000)

    • Mijia Murong

    Second Place ($800)

    • Grace Xu
    • Tianyo Guo 

    Third Place ($600)

    • Ellen Shang
    • Jin Chu
    • Yuming Han 

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    Dr. Charles Zhang (President of the Waterloo Chinese Business Association) and Joanna Ochocka (Co-Director, CCBR)

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    Attendees of the 2015 Awards ceremony look on as recipients receive their scholarships.