University of Hong Kong (CityU) students were awarded Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships for 2017.
They are Year 2 student Chiu Chi-kan
of the Department of Accountancy; Year 2 student Wong Chin-shing of the Department of Economics and Finance;
Year 2 student Kendra Chan Cheuk-lim
of the School of Law: Year 2 student Chen Yiran
of the School of Energy and Environment; and Year 1 student Hung Mei-ki of the Department of Linguistics and Translation.
Established in 1998, these scholarships are awarded to local and mainland China
students pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree programme at local
universities and institutions.
Awardees have to have
recorded outstanding academic performances, be committed
to serving the community, and be active in extracurricular activities. Students with special education needs are also
eligible. The scholarships cover tuition fees, academic expenses and living
Among the CityU students
awarded scholarships, Mei-ki
is a special needs student from a grassroots family living in public housing. She suffers
from a rare
genetic neuromuscular disorder called myofibrillar
myopathy and requires regular medical check-ups.
Despite her health problem, Mei-ki is
determined to overcome her limitations and believes that the pursuit of
knowledge is the best way she can repay her parents. During her secondary
school years, she was awarded academic awards such as the Szeto Wah Education
Fund – Good Student Award 2014 and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
Felix Wong Youth Improvement Award 2014.
Once admitted to CityU, she was awarded
a scholarship for her strong academic performance. In 2016-17, she did well in
her studies and subsequently was awarded The Jockey Club Scholarship, which is
renewable throughout her bachelor’s degree programme.
“The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Presentation
Ceremony cum Graduation Dinner 2017” was held on 23 May.
total of 40 students were awarded scholarships. The Honourable Geoffrey
Ma Tao-li, GBM, the Chief Justice
of the Court of Final Appeal, was the Guest of Honour; Dr Simon Ip Sik-on, CBE, JP,
of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, delivered the welcome speech.
Also invited to the
ceremony were Professor Way Kuo,
President of CityU, Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing, Vice-President (Student Affairs), and other local university
presidents or representatives.
Professor Kuo (1st from left, front row) and Professor Ip (1st from right) celebrate with the awardees.