A further $5 million donation from Mr George Ho to support needy law talents from the Mainland


March 2009

In 2004, the Jessie & George Ho Charitable Foundation established the M.W. Lo Memorial Scholarships at the Law Faculty with a generous donation of HK$10 million. The Foundation was founded by Mr George Ho.

The Scholarship was named in memory of Mr M.W. Lo, the first Chairman of Commercial Radio Hong Kong. Since its inception, it has provided scholarships to the most academically gifted local undergraduate and postgraduate law students. To date, over 20 students of academic calibre have benefited from the scholarships.

The Foundation expressed the desire to extend the M.W. Lo Memorial Scholarships to include deserving prospective law students from the poorer regions/provinces of China who are financially unable to pursue law studies at the University. In 2009, the Foundation donated the sum of HK$5 million to achieve this aim.

Mr Ho (right) has been a staunch supporter of The University. In 2008, the Jessie Ho Professorship in Neuroscience was established in loving memory of his wife and the first incumbent professor is Professor So Kwok-fai (left).

“I know that this Endowed Professorship, dedicated to the furtherance of research in neuroscience, would have been approved with pride and joy by my wife as it will help to improve the understanding of the intricacies of the human brain.”, said Mr Ho.

Pioneer and guru in broadcasting and telecommunications, Mr Ho founded Commercial Radio Hong Kong in 1959, Hong Kong’s first commercial broadcasting station founded by a Chinese. He is one of the founders of the Commercial Television established in 1975 and SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings in 1992.

In recognition of his longstanding contribution to broadcasting, Mr Ho was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2001. Modest and unassuming, Mr Ho always finds ways to give back to society. You will also be interested to know that Mr Ho manages to spend time to tend to his garden and share his produce with his beloved friends and colleagues.

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