First two students awarded special SJI Foundation scholarships
Robert Andrew Martin (left) and Mark Hangchi will begin their undergraduate degrees in October at Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK.
The St Joseph’s Institution Foundation for the Lasallian Mission (SJI Foundation) celebrated its inaugural awards ceremony for the SJI Foundation – Christ’s College Cambridge Scholarship on May 12.
This scholarship programme was established in 2017 to mark the 165th anniversary of St Joseph’s Institution’s (SJI) founding in 1852. Through it, the SJI Foundation will award up to two scholarships to selected candidates from SJI and SJI International to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK.
The recipients of the 2018 SJI Foundation – Christ’s College Cambridge Scholarship, Mark Hangchi and Robert Andrew Martin, are both graduates from SJI International.
The scholarship recipients were selected on a merit-based approach and the scholarship selection committee were unanimous in its endorsement of both recipients who had both obtained 45 points in the International Baccalaureate examinations.
The scholarships will help them realise their full potential at the tertiary level by providing partial and un-bonded financial support. Hangchi will read Law and Martin will read Natural Sciences at Christ’s College.
Both recipients recently completed their national service and will begin their undergraduate degrees in October.
The SJI Foundation is a charitable institution focused on enabling the Josephian community and its supporters to contribute their time, talent and treasure in support of the mission of the De La Salle Brothers (the Catholic order which started SJI in 1852).
To find out more about SJI Foundation, visit: https://www.sjifoundation.org/.