The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation started a Northwest University scholarship programme in 2005 to help promising students with limited means to complete four-year undergraduate courses. Recently, the Foundation offered a new donation tranche to the scheme, which will eventually grant a total of 2,200 scholarships. Most of the beneficiary students come from deprived areas in the central and western regions of the mainland.
Two scholarship students Li Huijun and Qi Nan, along with University delegates, visited Hong Kong and attended the scholarship donation ceremony. Both Li and Qi said the Foundation's annual visits to the Northwest University have served as an inspiration and encouragement to all the scholarship students as they are recognized for their academic diligence and aspiration'. Li Huijun, a Fine Art student, said the expenditure on art tools and materials required to complete her course is considerably high. Her father had been distressed by the predicament of financing her and her sister, who entered university during the same period; the scholarship have helped them pay for tuition fees and living expenses. Qi Nan, who studies Geology, hopes that an outstanding academic performance will enable her to pursue further studies. She also aspires to return someday and teach at the Northwest University. SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok said she was deeply moved by their stories. She added that the Foundation would continue to promote educational development on the mainland and help nurture talented individuals.