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1 美國岭南基金會 陳榮捷獎學金項目 WT Chan Fellowship 2014 RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION LINGNAN FOUNDATION 1

2 Lingnan Foundation Contribute to the advancement of higher education in the historic Lingnan region of South China, including Hong Kong and Macao. Encourage  Academic excellence, intellectual openness and service to society  Cooperation and scholarly exchange of information and ideas between Chinese and Americans. LINGNAN FOUNDATION 2

3 About the Fellowship  Established in 2001 and continues on an annual basis  The W.T. Chan Fellowships commemorate Professor W.T. Chan, former Dean of Lingnan University and distinguished Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Religion.  The Fellowships extend the Foundation's commitment to higher education, increased international understanding, and personal growth.  "Education for Service" Linkages between academia and communities  Leadership, professional and personal development program through international exchange LINGNAN FOUNDATION 3

4 About the Fellowship (Cont.)  Service Learning  Each Fellow is placed in a NPO or NGO intern site based on the Fellow’s interest  Each intern site addresses a social concern  International understanding  Live with American families  Work in non-profit organizations, interact with American colleagues  Community service & outreach, interaction with local community members  “Buddy” System  Higher Education  Weekly seminars / classes  Mentors  Personal growth  English language enhancement  Professional development  Problem solving skills  Team building skills LINGNAN FOUNDATION 4

5 Eligibility  Lingnan University, Hong Kong: o All second year or third year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students from all majors are eligible to apply.  Sun Yat-sen University: o All second year or third year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students (excluding international students and students from Hong Kong or Macau) from all majors are eligible to apply. o Interested students must get approval from their faculties and submit the related application form All applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Lingnan University or Sun Yat- sen University during 2013 - 2014. LINGNAN FOUNDATION 5

6 Host Sites  UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars  UC Berkeley Public Service Center LINGNAN FOUNDATION 6

7 Intern Sites  Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA)  Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)  Stride Center Stride Center  AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB)  UC Berkeley Labor Center UC Berkeley Labor Center  Asian Pacific Environmental Network Asian Pacific Environmental Network  Sustainable Works Sustainable Works  Heal the Bay Heal the Bay  Museum of Tolerance Museum of Tolerance  Jumpstart Jumpstart  Legal Aid Foundation Legal Aid Foundation  UCLA Labor Center UCLA Labor Center LINGNAN FOUNDATION 7

8 Meet the Chan Fellows  2013 Fellows’ Video 2013 Fellows’ Video  Alumni Testimonials LINGNAN FOUNDATION 8

9 Is Chan Fellowship right for you? YOU SHOULD APPLY IF YOU:  Are interested in service learning / community service  Have a sense of social responsibility  Are open-minded  Are independent  Work well under pressure  Work well in a team  Take instructions well  Take personal initiative  Able to communicate in English YOU SHOULDN’T APPLY IF YOU:  Are looking for a study-aboard program to help you academically  Are only looking to build your resume LINGNAN FOUNDATION 9

10 Next Step: Application Online application: Step by Step Instructions: LINGNAN FOUNDATION 10

11 Application Form Guidelines Personal Details LINGNAN FOUNDATION 11

12 Application Form Guidelines Education LINGNAN FOUNDATION 12

13 Application Form Guidelines Work Experience LINGNAN FOUNDATION 13

14 Application Form Guidelines Extracurricular, Volunteer and Service Experience LINGNAN FOUNDATION 14

15 Application Form Guidelines Honors/Awards LINGNAN FOUNDATION 15

16 Application Form Guidelines Travel Experience LINGNAN FOUNDATION 16

17 Application Form Guidelines Essays LINGNAN FOUNDATION 17

18 Application Form Guidelines Essays - Tips DO:  Research the program thoroughly before beginning your essays  Surf the program websites  Talk to former Chan Fellows  Read reports/essays and blogs by former Chan Fellows  Learn about the possible organizations in the US  Read up on the non-profit sector in the US and China  Think about and write down your goals for the half-year Fellowship  Write a list of why you want to be a Chan Fellow  Be sincere and honest  Write about your real passions and interests: let us learn more about you  Clear communication and simple writing is essential  Ask a friend to review and comment on your first draft.  Use the spell-check function! LINGNAN FOUNDATION 18

19 Application Form Guidelines Essays - Tips DON ’ T:  Forget the goals of the program and Lingnan Foundation  List your awards/experience, etc. that are already listed in the application (don ’ t repeat information!)  Write the essay on the night before the deadline  Write one sentence only saying that you want to be in the program so you can go to US and watch an NBA basketball match/do cultural exchange, etc.  No smiley faces or heart ♥, etc. Be professional.  Copy others ’ work or use long quotes from books/other sources  Leave the essay section blank and waste the opportunity to show the selection committee that you are an individual and real person. LINGNAN FOUNDATION 19

20 Application Form Guidelines Recommendation Letter Ask a professor, employer or professional contact who knows you well to write a recommendation letter for you, at least 3 weeks before the deadline. If your recommender does not know why you want to apply for the WT Chan Fellowship Program, spend some time to explain your goals and future plans. Your recommender will be able to write a better letter to support you if they understand you and your goals. LINGNAN FOUNDATION 20

21 Application Form Guidelines Transcript, Photo & Other University transcript 1.English copy of transcript ( 成绩单 ) preferred 2.If sending Chinese transcript, please include a translation in English (unofficial OK) Passport Photo 1.At least 3 x 5cm 2.Color Other No award certificates, publications, photographs or other documents required for the application. You may be asked to show these if invited for the final-round interview. LINGNAN FOUNDATION 21

22 Online Resources/Guides LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL ISSUES AND CIVIL SOCIETY: (Chinese) (Chinese) (Chinese) (Chinese) LINGNAN FOUNDATION 22

23 Application Questions? Dilys Li (LU) Karen Yu 余老师 (SYSU) Cheer Pan (Lingnan Foundation) LINGNAN FOUNDATION 23

24 Timeline  Application Deadline: November 30, 2013  Interviews: December 21 in Guangzhou and 22, 2013 in Hong Kong  Selection Announcement: January 3, 2014  Fellows’ Commitment: by January 17, 2014  Final Announcement: January 20, 2014  Orientation Camp (O’Camp): June 2014 (TBD)  Depart for USA: August 2014 LINGNAN FOUNDATION 24

25 Chan Fellows Alumni Association In July 2012, former fellows of the W.T. CHAN Fellowships Program determined to establish WT CHAN Alumni Association. Fourteen former fellows formed an Executive Committee to help the daily operation of the Association. Mission and objective 1. To promote and support the Chan Fellowship Program of the Lingnan Foundation. 2. To further the goals and objectives of the Chan Fellowship Program by supporting the fellows and alumni in organizing different events; social and academic gatherings. 3. To accept, hold, invest, reinvest and administer any donations, and other benefits of any sort, without limitation as to the amount or value, and to use, disburse or donate the income or principal thereof for promotion and support of the Chan Fellowship Program and furthering the Fellowship goals and objectives. Registration The Association was successfully registered as a society at Hong Kong Police Licensing Office in Feb 2013. The postal address of the Association is Rm 418, Ancillary Facilities Block, Tin Wah Est., Tin Shui Wai, N.T.Association LINGNAN FOUNDATION 25


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