The Jardine Scholarship is a full scholarship, primarily for undergraduates, supplied by Jardines for research on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. It was established in 1982 to commemorate the corporate’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary and was based with the target of creating future leaders, who would give back to the societies through which Jardine Matheson operates. By 2018, 293 Jardine Scholarships had been awarded.
The scholarship is available for research in solely 4 schools within the University of Oxford and 4 within the University of Cambridge, with some exceptions. These are Exeter College, Oxford, Oriel College, Oxford, The Queen’s College, Oxford, Trinity College, Oxford, Trinity College, Cambridge, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Peterhouse, Cambridge and Downing College, Cambridge.
It is restricted additionally to the nations through which Jardine Matheson has a big presence; these embrace Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
The utility course of for Jardine Scholarship
The application process entails each interviews and assessments. There are usually two rounds of interviews and two essays, the latter on the applicant’s profession aspirations and on a individually assigned matter. The closing interview is with the Scholarship Committee, usually a panel of eight or extra consultants. Former chairmen of the Scholarship Committee embrace Duncan Robinson, Sir Ivor Roberts and Geoffrey Grimmett.
Selection standards for Jardine Scholarship
The Jardine Foundation specifies 4 requirements towards which candidates are to be judged:
“personal qualities and character with particular regard to the extent to which the applicant has demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and fellowship”;
“achievements in non-curricular activities, including sports”;
“community involvement and activities”; and
“other attributes which, in the opinion of the Scholarship Committee, indicate that the applicant is likely to become an outstanding citizen with a high commitment to the performance of public duties and/or community involvement.”