Mr Tse Sik Yan (BSc 1973, DipEd 1974, AdvDipEd 1979, MEd 1980), a loyal alumnus of HKU and Cambridge Hughes Hall, and Chairman of the HKU Alumni Association, generously established a scholarship endowment in the name of his family. The "Tse Family HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Scholarships" will support HKU PhD students pursuing an MPhil degree (Education or Science) at Cambridge.
Mr Tse is the first alumnus of both institutions to set up a scholarship that allows the recipients to further their studies by following his own path. He hopes that his gesture may serve the goal of 'throwing out a tiny pebble in order to attract the more precious jade to come', as the Chinese saying goes.
'Today I am so blessed to have my mother with us at this auspicious occasion who, at the elderly age of 93, is able to witness the fruition of this Scholarship in her honour, and in memory of my late grandfather and father', Mr Tse said at the ceremony.
'There is a western saying that "Charity begins at home". What more worthwhile charity could I establish than a scholarship which could connect my three big Families together? My two alma maters have been so kind enough to allow me to set up this humble fund to pay tribute to my three filial seniors as well as my three Roots.'
Mr Tse Sik-Yan; Mrs Sarah Squire, President of Hughes Hall; and HKU Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui.
Professor Tsui presenting the gift of a Tartan stole to Mr Tse's mother, Mrs Tse Wong Mee-Kuen.
(from left to right) Mr Michael Tse, Ms Lucy Tse, Mrs Betsy Tse, Mrs Tse Wong Mee-Kuen, Mr Tse Sik Yan, Dr Ida Mok (Associate Dean, Faculty of Education) and Professor Wing-Sum Cheung (Associate Dean, Faculty of Science)