The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation (Foundation) recently established a scholarship programme to help local students studying at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), as an extension of its initiative to subsidize students completing undergraduate studies through scholarships offered at renowned mainland institutions including the Peking University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Sun Yat-sen University and Tianjin University.
CUHK Pro-Vice-Chancellor Fok Tai-fai recently visited SHKP headquarters with academic staff and scholarship recipients. The scholarship students talked about their learning experience. Medical students Anson Chan and Cindy Lee are active on campus. Anson has expanded her social network as an office-bearer in the student residents' association and by organizing an extensive health check programme. Cindy volunteers with the elderly and learns from more than just textbooks by joining senior students in regular discussions about medical cases or what they have learned from the internet or books. Maggie Man studies pharmacy and regularly provides a community outreach service that raises awareness about medication safety among the elderly. Mathematics student Terry Tong spends his leisure time exploring off-syllabus topics as part of his aspiration to be a pure mathematician.
The new scholarship scheme was established to subsidize promising but financially-disadvantaged students in the territory completing undergraduate courses at CUHK. It is expected that scholarship recipients will eventually give back to society after graduation. Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok said that the success of the scheme depends on the backing of CUHK's high-calibre academic staff and the hard work of the scholarship students. She hopes that the students value the opportunity to study at CUHK and work diligently to acquire a global perspective and creative mindset.