1 Prospectus for the Award of Scholarships for First Degree Courses
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3 Today s Jardines Founded as a trading company in China in 1832, Jardine Matheson businesses comprise a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets. Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm, Mandarin Oriental, Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Astra International. These companies are insurance broking, property investment and development, retailing, services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness. Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. Jardine Matheson Limited operates from Hong Kong and provides management services to Group companies. Contents Today s Jardines 1 Introduction 2 Chairman s Message 4 General Information for Scholarships for First Degree Courses 5 Scholars Experiences 10 University of Cambridge 12 University of Oxford 14 1
8 General Information for Scholarships for First Degree Courses (Continued) (b) The Scholarship will include: (i) university tuition fees payable directly to the university; (ii) college fees excluding board and lodging, payable directly to the college; (iii) an annual stipend to be determined by the Trustees on a case by case basis to cover board and lodging and all other incidental expenses (subject to the discretion of the Trustees, the stipend will be payable in four instalments); and (iv) a standard economy class airfare payable directly to the airline from the place of residence to the United Kingdom or other approved destination at the beginning of the Scholarship and for the return journey to the place of residence on completion of the Scholarship period. (c) In c make arrangements by way of supplemental awards, loans or such other essential expenses. 4. Method of Application Application forms are available at or can be obtained by writing to the Secretaries of The Jardine Foundation at G.P.O. Box 70, Hong Kong, or by to Applications must, in all instances, be addressed to the Secretaries of The Jardine Foundation at G.P.O Box 70, Hong Kong and be submitted by a date to be announced by the Trustees. Subject to screening, as mentioned later in this section, the Secretaries will arrange for applications to be sent to the Scholarship Committee for consideration. Applications must not be addressed to any individual Scholarship Committee member. Applications should be dealt with as follows: (a) For applicants attending secondary school or an equivalent establishment, applications must be submitted through the school principal and be supported by a testimonial signed by the school principal recommending the applicant for a Scholarship. This testimonial shall also set out the applicant s academic record of examination results and any other relevant information including remarks which will assist the Scholarship Committee to satisfy themselves that the special qualities set out in 2. Basis of Selection have been met. 6
9 (b) In all other cases applications must be submitted, together with references, through the principal of the secondary school, or the equivalent, which applicants last attended. (c) Application form must be submitted together with the following: (i) a personal statement describing the applicant s objectives, aspirations, plans after graduation and particulars of their extra-curricular activities, including sports, and level of community involvement; (ii) two recent passport-size photographs; (iii) a copy of the completed UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) application form. Applicants should have already applied through UCAS for entry to one of the Colleges or Universities referred to in the Introduction. They are required to notify the Secretaries as soon (iv) cer the College/University itself; The Scholarship Committee reserves the right at its discretion to approach any organization, establishment or individual to check the substance of all statements made by any applicant. Applicants are deemed to be giving consent to any one of the Colleges or Universities for providing their personal and academic information to the Scholarship Committee. All applications are subject to screening by a pre-selection committee appointed by the Trustees and only those deemed suitable will be eligible for further consideration and interview by the Scholarship Committee. All decisions of the pre-selection committee and the Scholarship Committee are circumstances be required to explain to applicants or their representatives why any application has been accepted or declined or has not passed the pre-selection screening process. Whilst the preliminary evaluation of each application will be based on the applicants to attend for a personal interview and no Scholarship will be awarded without such an interview. 7
10 General Information for Scholarships for First Degree Courses (Continued) 5. Condition The award of a Scholarship is conditional upon the candidate being selected for and taking up a place at one of the Colleges or Universities referred to in the Introduction. Since the Colleges or Universities make their own choice in admitting students, there is no guarantee of a place. The award of a accepted by one of the Colleges or Universities referred to in the Introduction. 6. Regulations Governing Scholarships (a) Jardine Scholars must conduct themselves in a proper manner throughout the periods for which the Scholarships are awarded and must use their utmost endeavours to complete their studies and achieve the best possible results in any tests or examinations which are part of the course. (b) In the event a Jardine Scholar plans to change the course originally nominated when the Scholarship was awarded, the Trustees must be so advised and agree in writing to such a change. (c) Jardine Scholars must at all times comply with the regulations of the universities or educational establishments in which they are studying. (d) Jardine Scholars shall not accept without consent of the Trustees any employment during their Scholarship periods other than short term employment during vacations. (e) Jardine Scholars shall not without the consent of the Trustees be attached to the Embassy, Legation or High Commission or other diplomatic or during the tenure of the Scholarships. (f ) The Trustees reserve the right to terminate the Scholarship at any time for reasons of unsatisfactory conduct, breaches of university regulations, breaches of the regulations of the award, failure to make satisfactory progress, illness or conviction for any criminal offence on the part of the Jardine Scholar. (g) The Trustees reserve the right to terminate or amend the terms of the Scholarship in the case of a holder who marries during the tenure of the Scholarship prior to the end of the Scholarship period. (h) The Trustees reserve the right to terminate or amend the terms of the therefor. (i) Jardine Scholars may not accept any other Scholarship either in name or in substance during the term of the Scholarship from The Jardine Foundation. 8
11 7. Insurance All insurance will be the responsibility and for the account of the students concerned, but it is recommended that students should consider accident, medical and personal effects insurance and/or any other insurance which they may themselves consider to be appropriate. The expressions used above shall have the following meanings: The Company means Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited or any succeeding company, which upon any amalgamation, reconstruction or otherwise succeeds or otherwise continues to carry on the business of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited; Jardine Scholar(s) means a candidate or candidates chosen by the Trustees for the award of a Scholarship or Scholarships to a university, college or other educational establishment; Scholarship(s) means a scholarship or scholarships awarded to a Jardine Scholar or Jardine Scholars pursuant to a Deed of Trust dated 18th April 1991 and any amendments thereto; Scholarship Committee means a Committee appointed by the Company pursuant to Clause 5 of the Trust Deed; The Trustees means Jardine Matheson International Services Limited, a corporation incorporated in Bermuda, or other Trustees for the time being of the Trust Deed; and Trust Deed means a Deed made on 18th April 1991 between the Company and the Trustees establishing The Jardine Foundation in Bermuda succeeding The Jardine Foundation established under the laws of Hong Kong on 30th June
14 University of Cambridge The University of Cambridge is one of the world s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. The University of Cambridge is rich in history. Its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. The University s museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University s academics and students. Cambridge is made up of 31 colleges and more than 100 departments that cater for some 12,000 undergraduate and 6,000 postgraduate students. From Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking, the University has nurtured some of history s greatest minds and has produced more Nobel Prize winners than any other UK institution with more than 80 laureates. Cambridge is determined to remain at the forefront of international scholarship and research. The University celebrated its eight hundredth anniversary in 2009, marking the legacy of eight centuries and determined to remain among the world s greatest universities.
15 Preferred Colleges Downing College Downing was founded in 1800 through a bequest made by Sir George Downing. It is home to a lively and diverse scholarly community, including about 420 undergraduates, 220 graduates and 53 fellows, supported by over 130 staff. The College s beautiful neo-classical buildings are set in spacious and peaceful gardens in the centre of Cambridge, close to many university departments. Magdalene College The College of St Mary Magdalene is located in the centre of Cambridge beside the bridge on the River Cam, from which the city takes its name. The College has its origins in the year 1428 when King Henry VI approved the establishment of a hostel on the site of Benedictine monks coming from their abbey monasteries in the Fenland to study Canon Law at the University. Peterhouse Peterhouse is the oldest of the constituent colleges in the University. It was founded in Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education and religion, it is also the smallest college, housing an intellectual community of some 45 fellows, 260 undergraduates and 110 graduate students. Peterhouse is renowned for its stimulating and friendly atmosphere, the diversity of its students and the range of their academic, extra-curricular and social activities, as well as for the quality of its facilities. Trinity College Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. Since graduates, and over 160 fellows. Trinity exists to give its members a rewarding, richly resourced, and intellectually inspiring place in which to pursue their education and research. College life is lively and diverse, with students coming here from all over the world as well as from all kinds of different schools in the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit the website of the University of Cambridge at 13
16 University of Oxford The University of Oxford is one of the world s most celebrated universities and known as the city of dreaming spires. While the initial dates back to the tenth century, and there are substantial records of Oxford s expansion in the eleventh century. The University has 38 Colleges and six permanent private halls which were founded and constructed over an 800-year period, often articulating their respective missions through their architecture and design. There are more than 20,000 students at Oxford almost 12,000 undergraduates and in the region of 8,000 postgraduates. Oxford has produced no fewer than 25 British Prime Ministers, as well as famous Oxonians including Sir Thomas More, John Donne, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, William Morris, T.S. Eliot and Iris Murdoch. Today Oxford is consistently ranked highest, or among the highest, in league tables of the UK and world s top universities, and Oxford is determined to maintain this level of excellence.
17 Preferred Colleges Exeter College In the heart of Oxford since 1314, opposite the Bodleian Library, Exeter College is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research, offers generous hardship and research support, graduate scholarships, a library open round the clock and an in-house careers and internship programme. This lively college welcomes international students from over 30 countries including visiting students from Williams College in the US. It boasts a highly accomplished Chapel choir and success in sport. Oriel College the centre of Oxford, Oriel is close to the University libraries and other facilities. Oriel is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere and is committed to helping students achieve the highest academic standards. There is a strong sense of community within the college with an open friendliness between students of different years and subjects. Queen s College Queen s College combines superb historic buildings with up-to-date facilities. It is centrally situated and is renowned for its eighteenth-century architecture. The college s community is a very cosmopolitan one, drawn from every part of the United Kingdom, the European Union and the wider world. Trinity College Trinity College, founded in 1555, is a medium-sized college situated in the very centre of Oxford, close to both libraries and science laboratories. It has a lively, diverse and very friendly student community, with both undergraduate and graduate numbers evenly balanced between arts and ranging from sport to drama, music and charity work. For more information, please visit the website of the University of Oxford at 15
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