Lingnan University awards $9.5 million in scholarships to 300 students
23 Apr 2012
Mr Yung Chun-kit (left) receives the Most Distinguished Student of the University Award. Lingnan University held the Awards Presentation Ceremony 2012 today with Dr Alex Lee Ye-lick, Chairman of Lingnan University Alumni Association (HK) Ltd and Court Member of Lingnan University, as the officiating guest of honour. This year, 445 awards and scholarships totalling about HK$9.5 million were presented to more than 300 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements.
Sharing his experience of putting Lingnan’s motto “Education for Service” into practice, Dr Lee urged all award-winning students, as “Lingnan’s ambassadors in accomplishing the University’s mission, to carry on the fine traditions of our beloved alma mater and the mission to keep the light of the Lingnan spirit shining”.
Mr Yung Chun-kit, a year-three Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics student, received the Most Distinguished Student of the University Award this year for his excellent academic performance. He has received several scholarships during his study at Lingnan, including Lingnan Education Organization Ambassadors Programme – Leadership and Service Scholarship, The Best Economics Student Scholarship and The Excellent Social Sciences Award.
Ms Sharen Lee Sui-wan (middle) receives the Student Award of the Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Awards for Outstanding Service 2011-12. Ms Sharen Lee Sui-wan, a year-three Social Sciences (Hons) student, received the Student Award of the Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Awards for Outstanding Service 2011-12 today. Over the past three years, Sharen has been actively involved in various service-learning and community projects such as visiting and interviewing Chinese veterans of the Second World War in Yunnan under the Mentor and Wofoo Star leadership training programme, providing volunteer service in the US organised by the Volunteers in Asia, collaborating with International Social Service Hong Kong to support new arrival families, and promoting health education among women and children in rural Yunnan under a service-learning programme co-organised by Deloitte and Lingnan’s Office of Service-Learning.