Sometimes the best things in life really are free. Renaissance College expands its scholarship programme in 2010.
Renaissance College is offering 100 percent scholarships to Hong Kong’s best and brightest students.
As a Private Independent School (PIS), the government requires the college to set aside 10 per cent of tuition fees for scholarships. Currently, RCHK has 85 academic and music scholarship students.This will be expanded next academic year to include drama, visual art and sports.
Principal Dr. Harry Brown said, “We’re proud to offer a wide range of scholarships to deserving students who can share their talents with the RCHK community, while receiving the benefits of a private education in the English medium.”
Located in Ma On Shan, next to Heng On MTR Station, the college was established by the English Schools Foundation in 2006. It is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, with 1,750 students from Year 1 to Year 13 on a single campus. The scholarship programme is open to students from Year 7 to Year 13.
Dr. Brown said the college wanted to attract students with open hearts and minds. “We want scholarship students who are passionate about learning, sharing and giving,” he said. “Young people who ask questions like ‘why’ and ‘how’ and are not satisfied with simply the ‘what’.”
Scholarships manager Wilma Shen said the expanded programme had a lot to offer the city’s best and brightest.
“We offer a holistic and rigorous curriculum, a renowned international faculty and first-class facilities. The school provides very good pastoral care – we make sure we look after the intellectual, social, emotional and physical welfare of our students,” she said.
“We have a Special Education Needs (SEN) department and dedicated counsellors for our gifted and talented students.”
Ms. Shen had a few words of advice for potential applicants. “We are an English-medium school, so students have to be able to cope with the English curriculum.
“While many of our candidates excel in a number of areas, you can only apply for one type of scholarship – so think carefully what you would like to pursue before you apply.”