HRCCA Scholarship 2023 Announcement

2023 Recipient

Dr. Paul Wu, chair of HRCCA scholarship committee is pleased to announce our winner for the 2023 HRCCA Scholarship: Martin Hu. 

Martin will be attending Brock University for accounting. We wish him a lifetime of success!

Martin Hu

Martin Hu is currently a Grade 12 student at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Oakville. He was born in Toronto to first-generation Chinese immigrants. Despite many challenges in his early years, he always embraced his Chinese-Canadian identity. He went to Mandarin schools during weekends from JK to Grade 8. In 2019, He won second place in the 2019 Tribute to Classics International Poetry Recitation. It was hosted by ChinaDaily and The Mississauga Chinese Business Association as a way of promoting Chinese Culture within Canada. Additionally, he has been a tutor at GSSYA, a Chinese-Canadian nonprofit association designed to help young Chinese-Canadian kids develop their learning of different subjects in school. He has been an Air Cadet at his local squadron, 540 Golden Hawks, since September 2019, his current position being a staff cadet. He teaches younger cadets about aviation, drill, and leadership, as well as assisting in squadron wide activities. He has also been a Trailblazer in SHIELD, which is a student leadership program at school. He helps organize school wide activities and build relationships with the junior grades in this program.

About the HRCCA Scholarship

The Scholarship program was established to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in the promotion and integration of Chinese culture in the community, have achieved good standings in Halton secondary schools and to assist candidates who are in financial need.

Donations toward the HRCCA Scholarship can be made through Canada Helps via the Oakville Community Foundation. Click on the Canada Helps logo below and select HRCCA Scholarship Endowment Fund under the “Apply your donation to a specific fund” tab, thank you.

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Previous Award Recipients

  • 2022 Award – Crystal Ren Jing Jing from White Oaks Secondary School
  • 2021 Award – Matthew Huang from White Oaks Secondary School
  • 2020 Award – Katana Dillabough from Abbey Park High School
  • 2019 Award – Lindsey Zhang from Oakville Trafalgar High School
  • 2018 Award – Yihang Qin from Abbey Park High School ; Sarah Rana (White Oaks Secondary School) received a special award.
  • 2017 Award — Jenny Hu from White Oaks Secondary School and Anna He from Robert Bateman High School
  • 2016 Award* – Alvin Leung from Iroquois Ridge High School
  • 2015 Award — Leah Wei from Nelson High School and Catherine Zeng from Robert Bateman High School [Press Release]
  • 2014 Award — Linda Fei of Abbey Park High School [Press Release]
  • 2014 Award in Memory of Chiu Tam Mo-Wan — Kelly Kong of White Oaks Secondary School [Press Release]
  • 2013 Award in Memory of Lily Chan — Emily Zixin Wang, Aldershot High School [Press Release]
  • 2012 — Ida Yun Zhen Ji, Aldershot High School [Press Release]
  • 2011 Award in Memory of Lily Chan — Jing Guo, Aldershot High School [Press Release]
  • 2010 — Andrew Wong [Press Release]
  • 2009 — Jessica Wang, Nelson High School
  • 2008 Award In Memory of Chan Po Sheung — Bonita Tsai, Burlington Central High School
  • 2007 Award In Memory of Chan Po Sheung — Sarah Xu, Robert Bateman High School

* Alvin decided to pursue university in Hong Kong, which had disqualified him from receiving the scholarship; but HRCCA had nevertheless issued a special award for him as a reward for his achievements.  From 2017 onward, HRCCA did expand eligibility for winner as long as he/she attends an accredited post-secondary educational institution.