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The ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong

ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong was launched in March 2011 to provide meaningful annual bursaries to talented aspiring accountancy and finance undergraduate students in Hong Kong universities.

By offering life-changing opportunities to aspiring students who may otherwise miss out, the ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong provides a leading example of how the traditions and values of chartered accountants make a difference to individuals and societies everywhere. 

The bursary programme

ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong is currently supporting students in the Chinese University of Hong Kong for each year of their four year degree course. Hear from our students on what the bursary meant to them:

Lee Shing Hei

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for your generosity in providing this bursary…it will significantly help me to relive the burden of tuition payment. I am in my first year of the Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and have borrowed for my study. The bursary enables me to keep my debt much lower and encourages and inspires my future study.

Li Fu Wai Winson

I grew up in Hong Kong and I am studying Professional Accountancy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It means many things to me to attend college since my parents never had the opportunity to have high education due to financial problems. So I am the first to earn a degree in my family and they are very proud of me. Obviously this bursary will significantly reduce the financial burden on my family and allow me to dedicate more time to my studies.

What is our target?

Through the goodwill of our contacts we hope to inspire individuals, trusts and organisations to support the Foundation’s objectives in Hong Kong. We aim to raise enough funds to build an endowment to support up to 30 students a year.

“The responsibility for the success of the ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong rests with those who believe in the accounting profession’s history of outstanding achievements – not only in creating and upholding standards and excellence but, just as importantly, in supporting and developing the talents of aspiring students”

Kenneth McKelvie, ex-chairman of Deloitte and supporter of ICAEW Foundation 

How can you help?

If you would like to hear more about the Foundation and assist in our goals please contact ICAEW’s office in Hong Kong on hongkong@icaew.com or caroline.kearns@icaew.com, Head of ICAEW Foundation.

You can donate directly by completing the attached form and sending a crossed cheque made payable to ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong to ICAEW Foundation in Hong Kong, The General Fiduciary Company Limited, P.O. Box No. 9590, General Post Office, Hong Kong.