The Youth Arch Student Improvement Award (formerly known as “Best Improved Students Award”) aims to encourage students to strive for improvement in conduct, service and academic performance, not necessarily the top in examinations, but have showed their determination and confidence in overcoming challenges and realizing their full potential. Since its inception in 1991, over 190,000 students have been presented the Award.

The Award was established by the Lion & Globe Educational Trust in 1991, and a decade later, scholarships started to be awarded to the top 10 students with the greatest improvements. In 2010, with the full support of the Lion & Globe Educational Trust, the Youth Arch Foundation took over the organization of the Award. The “Best Improved Students Award” was renamed the “Youth Arch Student Improvement Award” in 2011, and was enhanced with programs to provide wider exposure and ongoing encouragement for the awardees, e.g. experience program at university, career workshops and student exchange activities. “Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarship” is awarded to the 30 students with the most prominent improvements, ten of whom would also receive “Youth Arch Top 10 Student Improvement Award”.

The Dora Hung Memorial Teaching Award was established in memory of former Youth Arch Foundation Honorary Advisor, Ms. Dora Hung, who passed away peacefully in January, 2013. To pass on her spirit of philanthropy, the Youth Arch Foundation set up the Award in the same year, honoring nominating teachers of the Youth Arch Students Improvement Award, who influence others’ lives with their own.

Application Details

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in S.1 to S.6 in Hong Kong

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Application Open

Application is open to all secondary schools in Hong Kong. Responsible teacher at school can first collect nomination information from different classes. Required nomination information including: Student’s name, Class, personal email and contact number.

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Application Deadline

Please complete Part A and Part B online by deadline. Any application by email or post or repeated application will not be considered.

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Announcement of Scholarship Winners

Winners of ‘Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarship’ will receive notice through e-mail. Unsuccessful applications will not be notified.

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Internal School Ceremony

Certificates of Merit for the ‘Youth Arch Student Improvement Award’ will be posted to individual schools by mail for all nominated students. Schools are recommended to present the certificates internally to recommend the awardees’ achievements.

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Award Presentation Ceremony

To encourage the recipients of the ‘Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarship’

Assessment Criteria

Demonstration of tenacity and enthusiasm in facing challenges with prominent improvements, in academic performance, conduct or other aspects, in recent years.

Assessment Criteria

 

Log in

Nomination systemapp.youtharch.org/app
Login ID – HKED School Registration Number
Login password – will be emailed to your school’s registered email.

Filling in information of teacher-in-charge

Fill in basic information of teacher-in-charge, and proceed to the nomination page.

Youth Arch Student Improvement Award(Part A)

One nomination per class only. Please fill in Online Nomination Form (Part A).

Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarship(Part B)

One nomination (among students on Part A) per school. Please select one students from the Part A Nomination list, and then click the button “Nominate selected student to Scholarship (Part B)”. Then complete and submit the Nomination Form for Scholarship (Part B) along with a photocopy of academic transcript

Completion of Nomination

Students might receive the following awards after assessment.

Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarship (Part B)(Awardees)

Select 30 to 35 Recipients from all nominating schools. Each awardee will receive a scholarship of HK$1,000./p>

Youth Arch Top 10 Student Improvement Award

10 students will be selected among the Scholarship recipients.

Prize

All awardees will receive a Certificate of Merit presented by the Youth Arch Foundation and be invited to join the programmes organised by the Foundation.

Scholarship Recipients will receive a scholarship of HK$1,000 and priority invitation to our programmes. Winners of the Youth Arch Top 10 Student Improvement Award will also receive a trophy and an invitation to a cultural exchange program.

Youth Arch Foundation reserves the final right to make amendments and decisions regarding the terms and conditions of this Award and its related activities.

Past Awardess

YASIA Scholarship | Top 10 Student Improvement Award

30-35 students with the most prominent improvements would receive the scholarship. 10 students with the greatest improvement would also receive “Youth Arch Top 10 Student Improvement Award”, hoping to encourage them for further improvement.

Dora Hung Memorial Teaching Award

In memory of former Youth Arch Foundation Honorary Advisor, Ms. Dora Hung, this Award was set up to honour nominating teachers of the “Youth Arch Top 10 Student Improvement Award”, who influence others’ lives with their own. This Award aims at encouraging teachers to pass on Ms. Hung’s spirit of philanthropy, and to cultivate responsible students to contribute to society.

View all past awardees

Video of Youth Arch Improvement Student Award

Youth Arch Student Improvement Award 2017-2018

“Kites fly against the wind, Teens grow against the current.”

The Youth Arch Top 10 Improvement Students come from different backgrounds. Some are facing family changes, their own physical problems, being a “problematic student” in other’s eyes, while some tried to drop out, fight or run away etc. The difficulties and improvement progress that they faced are tough and long. If you would like to know more about the story of each Improvement Student and the meaning of the award to them, please take a look of the following videos.

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FAQ

How unique is the “Youth Arch Improvement Student Award”?

The “Youth Arch Student Improvement Award” (formerly known as “Most Improved Students Award”) is organized by the Youth Arch Foundation and fully supported by the Lion & Globe Educational Trust. Since its inception in 1991, the Award has received enthusiastic support from secondary schools, the media and the public in Hong Kong. Over 190,000 students have been presented the Award.

The Award does not only recognize students with academically excellence, and also those who are willing to take exceptional effort in improving oneself.

How do we define “improvement”?

“Improvement” means the process of change through dedication and perseverance, which also inspires others to become a better person.

I am a student / parent. How can I apply for the “Youth Arch Improvement Student Award”?

At present, only School Nomination will be accepted. You may consult your class teacher, or call the Secretariat of Youth Arch Foundation at 2317-5128 for more details.

What is “Youth Arch Student Improvement Award Scholarship” (Part B)? Can school apply for Award Nomination (Part A) only?

Each school can nominate 1 student to compete for the Scholarship (Part B). Each year, 30 to 35 students will be recognized as scholarship recipients from all nominating schools in Hong Kong, with a scholarship of HK$1,000.

Schools can nominate students for Award Nomination (Part A) only. After submission, teacher-in-charge could continue to nominate student for Part B through online application system before the application deadline.

To nominate a student for Part B, teacher-in-charge must first submit student’s nomination for Part A , followed by a completed online nomination form for Part B.

How can I check my submission status?

After your online submission of the application, you can login to the page of “Youth Arch Improvement Student Award” and check the “Status”. For “Form A: Completed”, it means students have been successfully nominated for the Award. For “Form B: Nominator-Submitted”, it means student has been successfully nominated for the Award and the Scholarship.