High-achieving CityU students receive scholarships worth $11m

Scarlett Leung

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More than 570 scholarships and prizes worth $11 million were awarded to talented, hard-working students at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) at a presentation ceremony on 17 March.

The funds were donated by professional bodies, charitable trust funds, private firms, the CityU Staff Giving Club and alumni. The guests at the ceremony were Professor Way Kuo, University President, Professor Arthur Ellis, Provost, Professor Gregory B Raupp, Vice-President (Research and Technology), Professor Paul Lam Kwan-sing, Vice-President (Student Affairs) and Professor Julia Tao Lai Po-wah, Chief-of-Staff. Some scholarship donors were also present.

In his opening address, Professor Kuo thanked the donors for their generosity, pointing out that the presentation of scholarships and prizes by donors to recipients represented the perfect interface between what our students are contributing to society and society’s support.

“Both donors and the prize-winning students are setting a shining example for others to follow,” he said. “Winning an academic prize provides hard evidence of late nights drafting papers, early mornings in libraries searching for relevant resources and long hours collaborating with other students and attending lectures.”

The scholarship recipients offered their thanks to the donors, too. Adam Chan Kin-chung, a graduate of the Department of English, received a Herman Hu Student Exchange Scholarship for his outstanding academic performance, leadership potential and aspiration for advancement. The scholarship enabled him to spend one semester at San José State University, US, where he was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for his warmth, friendliness, helpfulness, and positive attitude.

Teresa Fok Tsz-shan, a Year 3 student in the Department of Economics and Finance, said she was very grateful for her HSBC Overseas Studies Scholarship. The award supported her year-long study abroad and provided her with a great deal of motivation to study hard.

The recipient of a Fang Brothers Whole Person Development Scholarship, Janice Chiu Yu-ying, a Year 3 student in the Department of Biology and Chemistry, said she wanted to use her scholarship to fund a master’s degree at CityU and culture and language immersion programme. She said she was grateful for the opportunities at CityU for her to develop as a person.

The CityU scholarships recognise outstanding academic and non-academic performance as well as services to the University and community, demonstrating society’s support for the quality of whole-person education at CityU.

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