Lingnan University Presents 233 Student Scholarship Awards and the Most Distinguished Student of the University Award
02 Apr 2007
Lingnan University ("Lingnan" or "the University") today (2 April) presented 233 scholarships and awards to 168 students at its annual Awards Presentation Ceremony. A total of HK2.56 million scholarships were given to students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements. Officiated at the ceremony was Dr the Honourable LEONG Che-hung, GBS, JP, member of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government.
Speaking at the Ceremony, Dr the Honourable LEONG Che-hung said Lingnan's has made substantial progress and achievements over the past years. The recent Research Assessment Exercise 2006 announced by the University Grants Committee revealed the University's research indices has surged from 38.85% in 1999 to 76.35% in 2006, demonstrating that the University had performed well not only in teaching, but also in research.
Addressing at the ceremony, Professor Edward CHEN, President of Lingnan University, expressed his gratitude to the donors and their representatives for their generous support to Lingnan. He called for a wider support to the University, adding that there was a misperception in the public that the resources required for whole person development under liberal arts education were less than those required for technical and professional education. Prof Chen said the University held regular meetings between donors and students benefiting from the scholarship award schemes to keep the donors abreast of the development of the students.
"The Most Distinguished Student of the University Awards" this year went to Mr Alex LEUNG Ho-cheong, a year-three Contemporary English Studies student. Alex has been participating in community services since primary school. A strong believer in "Life inspires and influences one another", Alex achieved the honour and the scholarship of HK$10,000 by demonstrating a strong track record in community services and good academic performance, which was in accordance with Lingnan's ethos of striving for whole person development.
Among the awardees, Ms Amanda WANG Tian, a year-two Social Sciences student coming from Chinese Mainland, was presented with five scholarships and received a total of HK$150,000 in the year. Amanda believes in liberal arts education, and has had strong interests to serve the community by participating a Service-Learning's fieldtrip to Chiang Mei, Thailand, where she participated in a marketing project.