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SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation committed to promoting higher education
Funding talented students to pursue bachelor’s degrees at CUHK for a 12th year

2017-12-12

SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation subsidizes talented students to pursue bachelor’s degrees at CUHK. Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (front, fifth left), Director Kwong Chun (front, fifth right), CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Joseph Sung (front, centre), CUHK Council Chairman Norman Leung (front, forth left) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President Fok Tai-fai (front, fourth right) and guests exchanging views with scholarship recipients
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SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation subsidizes talented students to pursue bachelor’s degrees at CUHK. Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (front, fifth left), Director Kwong Chun (front, fifth right), CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Joseph Sung (front, centre), CUHK Council Chairman Norman Leung (front, forth left) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President Fok Tai-fai (front, fourth right) and guests exchanging views with scholarship recipients

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation set up by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) offers scholarships to help talented students obtain bachelor’s degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Joseph Sung, Council Chairman Norman Leung and Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President Fok Tai-fai recently visited SHKP head office with academic staff and scholarship recipients to share the latest updates of the programme with Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok and representatives.

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation scholarship programme has been funding talented Hong Kong and mainland students with limited financial means to pursue four-year bachelor’s degrees at CUHK for the 12th consecutive year so students will not be deprived of the chance to study because of financial difficulties and can repay society after graduation.  To date, the programme has benefitted over 60 students.

Beneficiaries speaking at the sharing session remarked that the scholarship has greatly relieved them of their financial burdens and they expressed their desire to contribute to society with their knowledge in the future.  They also shared their learning and community service experiences.  Chan Hoi-lam who majors in Gerontology said that with the help of the scholarship, she was able to strike a better balance between her studies and extra-curricular activities.  She participated in volunteer work including at the Student Ambassador, Organ Donation Ambassador, and Age-friendly City Project Student Ambassador.  Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science student Cheng Cheuk-hin expressed his gratitude for the scholarship, which provides tuition assistance so he can concentrate on his studies and buy more reference books with the study allowance to enrich his learning experience.  Medicine student Law Tsz-hei wants to be an all-round doctor in the future.  She participated in specialist training and activities to reach out to people of different backgrounds which helped widen her horizons.  Lee Chun-ting is a Physics major and he shared his experience of joining a summer research programme, saying that it was a rewarding experience despite all the difficulties he encountered, as the problem-solving experience was conducive to learning and conducting research in the future.  A number of final year students said the overseas exchange and learning opportunities they acquired in CUHK were invaluable lifetime experiences.  Some now have ideal jobs and some are pursuing master’s degrees at the university.

Amy Kwok thanked CUHK for its support over the years.  She said: “CUHK is a leading university in Asia.  It has nurtured many professionals and provided assistance to bright but financially disadvantaged students so they can concentrate on their studies and eventually pursue their dreams to realize a bright future after graduation.  The success of the scholarship programme stems from the backing of CUHK Council, its experienced and outstanding teaching staff as well as the recipients’ own diligence in learning.  I hope students appreciate the opportunity to study hard at the university, acquire a global perspective and give back to society.”

Joseph Sung expressed his gratitude to the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation, noting that with the support of the Foundation, the University has been able to nurture many talents with promising prospects who have become pillars of the society working for the benefit and development of Hong Kong.  Norman Leung looks forward to further cooperation with the Foundation to help more students in need so that they can feel care and support from all sectors.  In this way, society can continue to progress and be more harmonious.

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation was set up in 2002 to nurture talent in Hong Kong and on the mainland and has been helping outstanding students with limited means complete undergraduate studies since then.  The Foundation offers scholarships at renowned institutions including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Sun Yat-sen University and Tianjin University.  It also provides grants to Education Bureau in different cities and subsidizes students to study abroad or join exchange programmes to broaden their horizons.  More than 20 provinces have benefitted from over 30 Foundation training schemes.

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