|正校 6A 蔡博謙
|分校 6C 余寶珠
The QESOSA Ontario Vos Parate Ut Serviatis Scholarship Fund
Reported by Nancy Kit Sze (Leung) Tang (65), Scholarship Committee
How it all started
Pride and excitement overcome all QES students, in Hong Kong and abroad, at the inauguration of the first
OSA School at Tin Shui Wai, N.T. Since then, all of us waited with anticipation for the building of the never-
ending fleet of advanced education facilities that would benefit Hong Kong’s future generations.
The OSA Ontario was the first overseas Chapter to support Hong Kong QESOSA’s education endeavour. In
1992 our Board of Director made a three year commitment of 2 book prizes of HK$500 each to the Primary
Schools. We dedicated one award each for the most deserving students from the graduating classes of the
AM & PM Primary Schools. The selection criteria were based on financial need and academic merits. This
was later known as the QESOSA(Ontario) Scholarship Fund.
At our AGM in November, 1996, Tony Tsoi (66) showed a special segment of Hong Kong TVB’s “Tuesday
File”. The production was triggered by the success of the QESOSA Primary Schools. This program detailed
on the planning, building, teaching staff selection, and even parents orientation of the new QESOSA
Secondary school. We were at cloud nine on learning that in a few short years and following the steps of
QES, the QESOSA schools are already among the Ivey leagues of Hong Kong schools.
Great enthusiasm snow-balled, prompting the launch of a Scholarship Endowment Fund. With this fund, the
Ontario Chapter will be able to consider a more long term commitment and wider scope in support of the
OSA Schools. A Scholarship Sub-Committee was formed to carry out various tasks. In April 1998, we set
our target at C$5,000.
Reaching the goal
With the approval from the Board, the Scholarship Committee declared to dedicate all activities planned for
1998 in support of the Scholarship Fund. Various activities such as silent auctions, raffle tickets and 50-50
draws were created at each function to generate interest and participation. Donations also poured in from
teachers and students alike, and from across Canada and the United States as well.
In 1999, the Board of Directors announced that they unanimously decided to match dollar to dollar for that
year’s total donation received. By October 1999, the Board declared the Scholarship Fund a tremendous
success: Target achieved!
To enhance the school motto and to encourage students of the OSA schools, and with the new OSA
Secondary school, the Board considered another scholarship for the Secondary school.
In 2001, in addition to renewing the two book prizes to the QESOSA Primary Schools for an additional 5
years, our Chapter has also sponsored another HK$1,000 scholarship for the OSA Secondary School for the
QESOSA Ontario wishes to thank the following donors for their generous contribution towards the success of
the Scholarship Fund:
Mr. Wai Man KWOK
Miss Pamela SO
Carlo C.K. CHAN
James Y.C. CHAN
Sophia S.W. CHAN
Kwok Hing CHEUNG
Karl T. P.HO
Katherine S.F. LAU (US)
Rina K.S.LAU (US)
Tim Nam LAU
Sin Hung LAW
Henry C.W. LEE
Marina M. L. LEE
Theresa M.L. LEUNG
Thomas O. C. LIU
Phyllis Y. F. LEUNG
Yip Kai PUN
Julie T.H. SHAM
Johnny K.C. TAM
James H.K. TANG
Nancy K.S. TANG
Chi Wah WONG
QESOSA (Ontario) regrets for any mistake or omission and for acknowledgement only once, even for those
who donated multiple times.
All donations are to put into the scholarship fund account, which is completely separated from the association’
s operating fund. The QESOSA(Ontario) Chapter’s Board of Directors are to act as the executor of the
Scholarship Fund. All funds received are for the sole purpose of contribution to the QESOSA schools as
scholarship or awards only.