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.
Dr Henry Fong Yun-Wah is a prominent Hong Kong business leader, philanthropist and Honorary Doctor of Letters at La Trobe University in Australia. Through his generous donation the International Network of Universities can take an important step towards fulfilling its mission of fostering global understanding and cooperation between universities and citizens in countries with different economic circumstances, by offering Awards to outstanding students within the INU.
WHAT’S THE AWARD?
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.
The above should be sent in by email to INU Officer firstname.lastname@example.org, by the deadline announced each year. the deadline for this year’s award has passed.
The documents must be presented in English.
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 Awarded will be published in October.
The Selection group’s decision cannot be appealed.
The Winner of the Henry Fong Award 2011 was Mr Adam White, student at James Madison University, USA.