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New phase of SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation scholarships at Southeast University
A joint effort to help financially disadvantaged students thrive

2018-06-14

In line with the Building Homes with Heart philosophy, the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation established by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) has always spared no effort in nurturing the younger generation.  In addition to promoting the educational development of Hong Kong, the Foundation also provides financial assistance to underprivileged mainland students so they can pursue their studies.  It set up a scholarship programme at Southeast University in 2014 to help outstanding students with limited financial means to complete their university studies.  The first phase of the scholarship programme has concluded successfully with all student beneficiaries having graduated.  Over 60% of the beneficiaries will now go on to pursue a master’s degree or a doctor of philosophy degree in a discipline of their choice.

SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok and Southeast University Vice-President Huang Dawei recently signed an agreement for the second phase of the scholarship programme.

Ms. Kwok said: “We are gratified to see that 60% of the student beneficiaries will study for a master’s degree or a doctor of philosophy degree in key disciplines the country urgently needs.  We are pleased to offer further assistance for Southeast University to help more deserving students and nurture more talents for the benefit of the country.  As such, we look forward to even better outcomes for student beneficiaries in this new phase.”

According to the State Ministry of Education, Southeast University is one of the first-class universities in the country.  Eleven of the University’s disciplines are classified as first-class disciplines with courses in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Art Theory rated A+.  The number of A+ discipline at Southeast University ranks the eighth among all universities in the country.

Mr. Huang expressed his gratitude to the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation for its continuous support.  He said the University not only puts great efforts in the development of education, research and knowledge transfer, but also places emphasis on students’ growth and fights for resources to aid their studies and lives.  The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation scholarship programme helps relieve the financial burdens borne by families of underprivileged students and inspires students to strive for excellence.

The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation is committed to nurturing talent in Hong Kong and on the mainland, and has been helping outstanding students with limited means complete their undergraduate studies since it was established in 2002.  The Foundation offers scholarships at renowned institutions including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Hunan University, Sun Yat-sen University and Tianjin University as well as in regions such as Zhongshan in Guangdong Province and Dingxi in Gansu Province.  It also subsidizes students to study abroad or join overseas exchange programmes to broaden their horizons.  More than 20 provinces have benefitted from over 30 training schemes sponsored by the Foundation. 

SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (Left) and Southeast University Vice-President Huang Dawei (Right) at the signing ceremony for the second phase of the scholarship programme at Southeast University
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SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok (Left) and Southeast University Vice-President Huang Dawei (Right) at the signing ceremony for the second phase of the scholarship programme at Southeast University

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