harvard business school scholarships for non-profit management

Friday, February 7th 2020


Scholarships to HBS for Nonprofit Executive Education

Applications due February 26th, 2020 Wednesday 5:00PM

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 12-18, 2020. 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. Since 2001 up until 2017, these scholarships had been offered by the HBSA Trust under a separate grant named after Andy Choa, and a total of 58 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 (www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/spnm/).

Applications: Copy of the application form in editable PDF version can be downloaded HEREThe deadline for applying is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.

Applications should be made by to the following address:
Ms. 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

Those preferring to submit soft copies may send them to Ms. Karin Cheung at secretariat@hbsahk.org. The deadline for hard and soft copies is the same.

The applications should include the following:

(1) A completed application. 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:

  • 1.1 Why does the Applicant think the program will be beneficial to him/her? What does he/she expect to get out of the program?
  • 1.2 Please cite two accomplishments that the Applicant has achieved in his/her field.

Incomplete application missing any part of the above would be considered ineligibleAll 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 Secretariat@hbsahk.org.

Please help us to spread the word. Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

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
E-mail: jeanfang@fbknit.com.hk


HK$0 (Lifetime/Patron)

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

HK$0 (Prospect/Guest)

Sign Up Date

(Lifetime/Patron) : Friday, February 7th 2020

(Annual/Biennial/Complimentary Student Member) : Friday, February 7th 2020

(Prospect/Guest) : Friday, February 7th 2020

Sign Up Deadline

Friday, February 7th 2020

Time & Location

Contact Info

Karin Cheung