Scholarships

Yew Chung & Yew Wah Scholarship Programme

YCYW Education is proud to award scholarships to current and prospective students every year. Through its scholarships, YCYW Education endeavours to reward achievement and recognises students’ motivation to succeed.

The Yew Chung Yew Wah Scholarship Programme is a merit-based award that acknowledges the highest level of academic achievement, leadership and service. It targets highly motivated and talented students from around the world who can benefit from bilingual international education with a strong creative element.

A Yew Chung Yew Wah scholar is committed to the pursuit of excellence and honouring the vision and values of the school. The candidate will show high commitment to campus life with demonstrable leadership and mentoring skills.

Specific details on each scholarship, including closing dates and how to apply are listed below.

The Scholarship Programme includes:


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1/ The Madam Tsang Chor-hang Memorial Scholarship (Overall Achievement Award)

Awardee: YCIS Years 7-10 students | YWIES Grades 7-10 students
Amount: 50% - 100%
Duration: up to 4 years (subject to annual review)

  • Eligibility

    Essential Criteria

    • Achieved 85%–90% EE (Year 6)/ A (Years 7-10) or above in annual report card
    • At least top 10% of the year/ grade academically
    • Proficient in both English and Mandarin or another language and English (Demonstrate excellent ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing)
    • Achieved high effort grade on annual report card

    Desirable Criteria

    • Demonstrated YCYW core values
    • Demonstrated leadership in any school/ extra-curricular activities
    • Actively engaged in community related activities/ programmes
    • Ability to elaborate on taught knowledge
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
    • Dedicated to giving back to the school community

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2/ Yew Chung Yew Wah Subject & Talent Award

Category A: Art & Design/ Music/ Performing Arts/ Sports
Category B: Mathematics/ Science/ Humanities/ Language
Category C: School & Community Service
Awardee: YCIS Years 7–13 students | YWIES Grades 7–13 students
Amount: 25%–50%
Duration: 1 year

  • Eligibility

    Category A: Art & Design/ Music/ Performing Arts/ Sports

    Essential Criteria

    • EE (Year 6)/ A (Years 7–11) or above or 6 or above (IB) in applied field/ related field
    • DA (Year 6)/ C (Years 7–11) or above or 4 or above (IB) in other subjects
    • Achieved high effort grade on annual report card

    Desirable Criteria

    • Demonstrated YCYW core values
    • Participated in relevant external clubs or associations
    • Presented relevant subject awards/certificates
    • High achiever in relevant field (near Grade 8 for Music, starter player for sports, etc.)
    • Demonstrated excellent understanding in relevant field
    • Took part in relevant internal Co-Curricular activities/ Team/ Orchestra, etc.
    • Acted as role model and motivated peers in relevant subject

     

    Category B: Mathematics/ Science/ Humanities/ Language

    Essential Criteria

    • EE (Year 6)/ A (Years 7–11) or above or 6 or above (IB) in applied field
    • DA (Year 6)/ C (Years 7–11) or above or 4 or above (IB) in other subjects
    • Achieved high effort grades on annual report card

     Desirable Criteria

    • Demonstrated YCYW core values
    • Participated in competition of relevant subject
    • Presented relevant subject awards/certificates
    • Demonstrated excellent understanding in relevant field
    • Took part in relevant extra-curricular activities
    • Acted as role model and motivated peers in relevant subject

     

    Category C: School & Community Service

    Essential Criteria

    • Demonstrated leadership in any school/ extra-curricular activities
    • Active in community services
    • DA (Year 6)/ C or above (Years 7–11) or at least 4 (IB), for all subjects
    • Achieved high effort grades on annual report card

    Desirable Criteria

    • Demonstrated YCYW core values
    • Participated in and organised external and internal volunteering/service activities
    • Role model in the YCYW Learning Communities
    • Proactively engaged with the community

3/ Yew Chung Yew Wah IGCSE/ IB/ A Level Award

Awardee: YCIS Years 10–13 students | YWIES Grades 10–13 students
Amount: 50%–100%
Period: 2–4 years (subject to annual review)

  • Eligibility

    Essential Criteria

    • Current/ prospective IB & A Level student
    • 70% of A or above for Pre-IGCSE (Year 9/Grade 8)/ IGCSE
    • Achieved high effort grade on annual report card

    Desirable Criteria

    • Demonstrated YCYW core values
    • At least top 30% of the year/grade
    • Demonstrated leadership in any school/ extra-curricular activities
    • Ability to maintain at least 70% As (IGCSE), 38/42 (IB) or at least 1 A and 2 B (A Level)

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  • How to Apply

    You can apply for multiple scholarships in one application.

    Upon completing the online application form, students will also need to submit the following supporting documents to qualify. Further assessment will be carried out in February and shortlisted students will be notified by early March for the next phase of the scholarship application.

    General Documents

    • Nomination letter
    • Personal statement
    • Copy of previous transcripts
    • Two reflective essays
    • One Referee Evaluation Form
    • One letter of reference
    • Copy of relevant awards/ certificates

    Below list is applicable to Yew Chung Yew Wah Subject & Talent Award scholarship category:

    Art & Design

    • Portfolio of at least 8 art pieces (must include a personal piece and a school piece)

    Music

    • Music examination result (at least Grade 5 depending on the applicant’s age)
    • A 3-minute recording of a music piece of the applicant’s own choice

    Performing Arts

    • A 3-minute recording of drama excerpts of the applicant’s own choice

    Sports

    • Coach evaluation
    • Video evidence of skills in relevant sport
    • Video highlights of a sporting competition (external or internal) from previous academic year

    School & Community Service

    • Portfolio of volunteering services
    • Recommendation letter from previous events’ organisers/ attendees
  • Selection Criteria

    To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must meet the criteria outlined. Selection criteria will inform and guide all decisions made by the Selection Panel. Applicants are required to meet all essential criteria in order to qualify for a scholarship award.

    The overall weighting of 60/40 percent for Essential/ Desirable criteria will be common to all schools. Each school will set individual thresholds to determine the baseline of each scholarship amount to be awarded.

    External applicants will be required to take an entry examination to demonstrate their academic level.

  • Closing Dates

    Internal applicants - From October to November every year (Please refer to School letters for details)
    External applicants - 30 March 2021 every year

  • Enquiry

    For current students, please contact the School Office.
    For prospective students, please contact our Admissions Office.