harvard business school scholarships for non-profit management

Wednesday, March 6th 2019 @ 6:00 pm


1) Scholarships to Harvard Business School for Nonprofit Management Executive Education
Applications due 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Scholarships are offered each year for leaders of nonprofit organizations in Hong Kong to attend the "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management" Program held at the Harvard Business School (HBS). This year, HBS Association of Hong Kong will continue to offer three full scholarships to this Program. 

The purpose of this e-mail is to solicit applicants for this year's Program and to encourage you to let others know about this opportunity.

The program
 "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management"  will take place July 14-20, 2019. This is an intensive week of interactive learning onsite at the HBS campus residential executive facilities, during which participants examine their missions and develop new strategies for the new global economy. Taught by a team of faculty members from HBS and other graduate schools within Harvard University, the program features management cases and materials drawn from a wide variety of social enterprises. Post-program evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive, and follow-up discussions indicate that participants are actively applying concepts and skills from the programs. Participants have the opportunity to connect with approximately 140 nonprofit leaders from a broad range of sectors and geographies.

The scholarships are named after Mr. Ming Wai Lau, an alumus of Harvard Law School, for his generous support and sponsorship of this program. The scholarships cover the full program costs of the course, including tuition, accommodation, books, case materials and most meals. The cost of roundtrip economy class air travel from Hong Kong to Boston will also be covered. Previously, these scholarships had been offered by the HBSA Trust under a separate grant named after Andy Choa, and a total of 56 Hong Kong NGO leaders had been awarded to date.

Eligibility: This program is designed for a select group of CEOs, Presidents and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations who are responsible for driving the organization's direction, mission, policies, and major programs. This program is not open to applications from management support organizations or consulting firms. For a full program description, visit HBS Executive Education website

Applications: Copy of the application form in editable PDF version can be downloaded 
HERE. The deadline for applying is 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.

The applications should include the following:

1. A completed application form. Applications should be returned to the Hong Kong address listed below rather than to the School.

2. A paper of 1-2 pages , written by the Applicant, addressing the following:
  2.1 Why does the Applicant think the program will be beneficial to him/her? What does he/she expect to get out of the program?
  2.2 Please cite two accomplishments that the Applicant has achieved in his/her field.

Incomplete application missing any part of the above would be considered ineligible. All valid applications will be considered by the Committee, and unsuccessful applicants from past years are urged to consider reapplying. It should be stressed that admission to the Program is entirely subject to the decision of the Harvard Business School, not the Scholarship Committee here in Hong Kong.

Any enquiries on this announcement should be directed to Ms. Karin Cheung via
Please help us to spread the word.

2) Seeking for VOLUNTEERS to serve on the Scholarship Committee

The purpose of this e-mail is to solicit interest from those Members of the Association who would like to serve as members of the Scholarship Committee.

The Committee has a fairly straightforward task:
To create awareness of these scholarships.
To read the applications submitted and conduct interviews with each of the applicants.
To determine the final nominees.

Altogether the Committee should meet two times plus the time members spend interviewing scholarship applicants.  Applications will be due to my office on Wednesday, March 6th 2019.  The first committee meeting will take place on the 
morning (9am-12:30/1pm) of Saturday, March 16 th 2019 to review the applications received. We will then spend the next two weeks interviewing applicants, with the final meeting of the Committee to be on the morning (9am-12:30/1pm) of Saturday, March 30th 2019 to make the final decisions.

If you would like to serve on this Committee, please let me know by sending me an e-mail with your name, e-mail address, phone numbers, and HBS affiliation. (As this announcement has been sent from the Association's e-mail account and not mine, please respond to my e-mail address below and not "reply to sender" . )

This has proven to be a great program which has helped many hardworking nonprofit leaders to benefit from the unique environment and resources which HBS offers to think about how they can better lead their organizations and better help Hong Kong.

Thank you for your support.

Best Regards,

Jean Fang
Chairman, Scholarship Committee
Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong
c/o Fang Brothers Knitting Limited
20 - 24 Kwai Wing Road
5/F, Kwai Chung
New Territories
Hong Kong.
Telephone: +852 2401 6502


HK$0 (Lifetime/Patron)

HK$0 (Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member)

HK$0 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Monday, February 18th 2019

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Monday, February 18th 2019

(Prospect/Guest) : Monday, February 18th 2019

Sign Up Deadline

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Time & Location

6:00 pm


Contact Info

Karin Cheung