American Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation
The American Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, established in 1985 and governed by a Board of Trustees composed of AmCham past chairs, is the philanthropic division of the chamber.
It contributes to the local community by raising funds and donating to educational, training and other projects for the benefit of Hong Kong.
The Lyn Edinger US Studies Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to secondary school graduates in Hong Kong who have been successfully admitted to a US university for a full-time undergraduate program. Awardees are recognized for their exceptional academic records with a good combination of leadership skills and community service work. Each winner receives a HK$24,000 scholarship and a Certificate of Merit from the Foundation.
The Scholar Award, established in 1977, recognizes full-time MBA students from Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and University of Hong Kong (HKU), who have obtained outstanding academic results with achievements in other fields such as leadership and community service during their first year of study. Each winner receives a check for HK$15,000 and a Certificate of Merit from the Foundation.
The Prize Books Award was established in 1986 as an annual education incentive scheme. Each year, a prize book and a book coupon with the value of HK$1,000 are awarded to more than 20 students in Hong Kong’s secondary schools who have achieved a combination of academic excellence and participation in extracurricular activities.