Manulife-Canadian International School of Hong Kong Scholarships now open for application

  January 5, 2012 

Manulife-Canadian International School of Hong Kong Scholarships now open for application 

Hong Kong — Now entering its 16th year of sponsorship of the Manulife-Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) Scholarships, Manulife (International) Limited is again offering scholarships to this acclaimed educational institute to children of its customers, staff and insurance and financial advisors for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year. The application cut-off date is February 3, 2012. 

“As a strong and reliable financial institution, Manulife seeks to provide a better future for its customers with forward-thinking financial solutions that will help them realise their goals in life. In the same spirit of social consciousness, we have since 1997 been offering scholarships to CDNIS for eligible and new students who have achieved sound academic results and shown outstanding learning potential,” said Michael Huddart, Manulife’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Hong Kong.  “The scholarship programme is a demonstration of our resolve to help parents fulfill their dreams of providing the finest education for their children.” 

Dave McMaster, Head of School, CDNIS, commented: “Our school’s mission is to develop responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence. We are very grateful to Manulife for its long-term support through the scholarship programme, which has helped nurture outstanding students over the years. We are delighted to see that many past scholarship recipients have already graduated and started to give back to the community.” 

New applicants for CDNIS’s grades 1-10, who should be aged between six and 15, as well as past scholarship recipients, are eligible to apply. Each scholarship comprises a CDNIS debenture (held by Manulife) and an annual tuition allowance of HK$25,000. More details, as well as information leaflets and application forms, are available at: 

            Established in 1991, CDNIS is a non-profit educational organisation that provides a rigorous and balanced academic programme with an appreciation of the arts, technology, sports and Chinese language and culture. 
          For more information, please visit the school’s website at

     About Manulife (International) Limited 
Manulife (International) Limited is a member of the Manulife Financial group of companies. 

Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group operating in 21 countries and territories worldwide. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We provide asset management services to institutional customers worldwide as well as reinsurance solutions, specializing in property and casualty retrocession. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$492billion (HK$3,685 billion) as at September 30, 2011. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at


Media Contact: 
Jacqueline Kam/Irina Kwan 
Manulife (International) Limited 
Tel: (852) 2202 1284 / 2510 5760 
Fax: (852) 2234 6875


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