the harvard book prize and scholarship 2017

We cannot read a book for others, discover the world for others, but we can give others the chance to do so for themselves.

You now have the opportunity to make a difference for those who admire Harvard's name from afar and provide recognition for the strive for excellence. We need your support to (i) continue the annual Harvard Book Prize and (ii) support the Harvard Book Prize Scholarship for the many talented students in Hong Kong.

For over a decade, the Harvard Club of Hong Kong has awarded the Book Prize to students for their academic and personal excellence. We reach out to ALL Hong Kong secondary schools, both local and international. The Club awards a winner prize and up to two runner-up prizes to each school. In 2016, 191 secondary schools participated and 554 students were awarded book prizes. Our goal is to increase the coverage of schools year by year, through proactive communication with schools, especially less privileged ones, because we believe the Prize and the award ceremony instill confidence in students by recognizing their academic as well as personal achievements. With the new Scholarship and Mentorship programs, we now offer opportunities for further exposure and growth.

We hope to deepen the impact of the Book Prize and to find new ways to encourage, challenge, and inspire exceptional students in Hong Kong. In 2016, we offered the Book Prize Scholarship for the 2nd year to sponsor four top local students to study at the Harvard Summer School. The scholarship covers all expenses that allow winning students seven weeks at Harvard during the summer - they live and learn on the historic campus, share meals with peers from all over the world, study with distinguished faculty, conduct research, and make use of one of the best library systems in the world. The Scholarship presents an opportunity to change the lives of underprivileged Hong Kong teenagers who are talented but may not otherwise have considered studying abroad or Harvard within their reach.

We need your support to sustain the annual Book Prize and Scholarship as all costs are underwritten by the Harvard Club of Hong Kong, which is a non-profit organization. Your donations will enable us to broaden our reach of the Book Prize and Scholarship to more schools, and transform local students’ perspectives by attending the summer program at Harvard.

We seek sponsorship(s) in the following categories:

Book Prize Award Ceremony (HKD) Book Prize Scholarship (HKD)
Prize Book Sponsor 120,000 Title Sponsor 500,000
Venue Sponsor 5,000 Scholarship Sponsor 150,000
Publicity Sponsor (PR firm, website) 30,000 (covers full cost of one scholar)
F&B Sponsor 18,000 Platinum Librarian 100,000
Photography & Videography Sponsor 15,000 Librarian 50,000
Patron of Harvard Book Prize 1,000 Friend of Harvard Book Prize 500

Donate by mailing a crossed-check made out to "Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund Limited" at the following address: Book Prize Donation, Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund Limited, GPO Box 1723, Hong Kong or fill in the information below to pay by Paypal.

Donors of both the Book Prize and Scholarship
are invited to attend the award ceremony on May 26th, 2017 at the La Salle College School Hall, 18 La Salle Street, Kowloon, and will also be listed on the Book Prize page of our website according to the categories above unless you decide to opt out of this.

If you wish to make an anonymous donation, please send an email to: harvardclubhk@gmail.com

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