Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) held a Scholarships and Awards Gala to express its heartfelt gratitude to the donors who have continuously supported HKMU students’ development. More than 100 donors and representatives of donor organisations, awardees and University management attended the Gala.
This year, the University awarded scholarships totalling HK$34 million to students with outstanding performance in various fields, subsidising their tuition and professional examination fees, overseas exchanges, workplace placements, social services and various learning activities, benefiting more than 1,600 students and setting a record in terms of number of recipients and total scholarship amount.
HKMU Council Chairman Ir Dr Conrad Wong Tin-cheung attended the Gala and thanked the donors for their generosity in supporting many aspects of the students’ development. “The University has always emphasised the importance of cooperation and exchange between its students and the wider community,” he said. “We hope that the Gala will provide an opportunity for the students to express their gratitude to the donors in person and for the donors to learn more about our students’ achievements to enable a deeper understanding of each other.”
HKMU President Prof. Paul Lam Kwan-sing expressed his gratitude to the donors for their keen support, which has allowed the University to invest more resources in awarding scholarships, including postgraduate scholarships. “The University is committed to promoting research and nurturing research talent, and applying research results to teaching, creating positive interactions between teaching and research, and broadening students’ horizons in the field of research,” he said.
HKMU introduced seven new scholarships this year, including the “Whole Person Development Award” and “Entrance Scholarships”, to help attract outstanding students and enhance the University’s learning atmosphere and students’ personal qualities. The achievements of HKMU students have been widely recognised. In addition to two students being awarded the HK$50,000 “For Our Future Scholarship” this year, another student was shortlisted as one of the top 15 students in the “Outstanding Tertiary Students Award of Hong Kong 2023”, which is testament to the University’s endeavours to promote the holistic development of its students.
At the event, Chairman Wong and Prof. Lam presented souvenirs specially designed by one of the scholarship recipients to the donors and representatives of the donor organisations. The University also invited four awardees to give musical and rope skipping performances to show their appreciation to the donors.