In the information packet I downloaded before applying I found this:
a. This scholarship is granted twice a year. The first payment, which is due on September
30th, covers the period from September to December and summer classes. The second
payment which is due on January 15th covers the period from January to August. The
verification process to grant funding should be completed before putting in another
request. The recipient list and the receipt made out to the MOE from the Mandarin
Language Centers are mandatory for verification purposes. If unable to apply in time for
their grant, the Mandarin Language Centers should pay the monthly allowance in advance.
So I guess we get two lump payments.