The Henry Fong Award has been given annualy to a students within the INU since 2006. The intention is to reward an INU student, who is contributing to the concept of Global Citizenship. The concept of Global Citizenship can be explained as the awareness of the world as a global community and the recognition of the rights and responsibilities of citizens within it.
The International Network of Universities has endorsed the theme of Global Citizenship as a common element across the teaching of its member universities – to educate students to act and to think globally irrespective of their discipline of study, and be given the tools to play an active role in creating and maintaining a more humane and sustainable world.
Generous donations to the International Network of Universities allows the Network to fulfill its mission of encouraging global understanding and cooperation between universities and citizens in countries with different economic circumstances.
Dr Henry Fong Yun-Wah, is a prominent Hong Kong business leader and philanthropist who holds an Honorary Doctor of Letters from La Trobe University, Australia. He is widely respected and admired for his success in business and for his support of education and culture.
Through this donation the network can annually give an Award to an INU university student, who has participated in the Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace. The Award is comprised of a scholarship to study at undergraduate level for a maximum of one semester in the theme of Global Citizenship at another INU university, and a stipend to support travel costs and living expenses.
Proceeds from the donation also support other collaborative activities within the INU network.
The Award comprises a scholarship to study for a maximum of one semester in the theme of Global Citizenship at another INU university and a stipend of $2,000 (US) to support travel costs and living expenses. The exchange semester should be a non-degree semester on undergraduate level, the Awarded cannot get his or her degree from the hosting INU university.
To be eligible for the Award, the student must be enrolled fulI-time at an INU full member university, have a good working knowledge in English and attend the Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace.
# Applicants should prepare a paper of no more than 1,200 words and are asked to reflect upon and demonstrate his/her personal understanding of the concept of Global Citizenship, drawing upon the contents of the seminar and personal reflections. Please refer to sessions and give examples from the exercises and discussions you have been involved in, and demonstrate your commitment towards global thinking/understanding/action.
# Applicants should indicate at which INU university they would like to undertake an exchange semester and, if possible, which course(s) they are interested in.
# Applicants are asked to enclose Curricula Vitae (Resume) and contact details.
# The documents must be presented in English.
The application process for the 2013 Henry Fong Award is now closed – The winner will be announced on this website October 31, 2013.
A selection group consisting of INU Academics teaching at the INU Student Seminar together with the INU Executive Committee will be responsible for selecting the student. The selection will take place during September. The name of the award winner will be published in October.
The Selection group’s decision cannot be appealed.
The Winner of the Henry Fong Award 2012 was Ms Elisa Samantha Tobing, student at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Indonesia.