Financial awards hit three-year record high
On 27 August the Scholarship and Bursary Awards Presentation Ceremony 2013–14 was held on the OUHK campus. Scholarship and bursary awards with a total value of over $5.8 million were presented to more than 600 students. This is the largest sum of awards and bursaries on record in the last three years, which demonstrates the level of support for the University from philanthropists, charitable organizations and friends of the community.
This year, a total of 87 scholarship and bursary awards, including nine newly set up this year, were presented to distance-learning and full-time students. Four students were invited to share their feelings at the ceremony. Among them was full-time Creative Writing and Film Arts student Law Jih-tsung, one of the awardees of the Gerald Siu Scholarship. He said that the meaning of receiving the scholarship went far beyond its financial value. The award helped boost his confidence in realizing his study plan. His goal was to produce an outstanding film script in the near future.
Another distance-learning student, Tse Lai-ngo, who is now studying in the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (Special Educational Needs) programme, received the Youth Arch – OUHK Improvement Scholarship. Being a teacher, she pointed out that adult learners are often stressed by pressures from work, family and finances, therefore good time management skills are essential for them to better allocate their time between their work and study. She expressed her gratitude to her family, employer and the donor of the scholarship for their unconditional support, which had empowered her throughout her course of study. She said that she hopes to advance herself through her studies and to relay the torch of knowledge to new generations.