Caring Leaders for the Betterment of Society

Caring Leaders for the Betterment of Society

Established in 1998, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships are dedicated to nurturing talents for Hong Kong with the aim to recognise outstanding students for their all-rounded development, including intellect, character, leadership qualities, and commitment to service. The JC Scholars shared their stories at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships – 25th Anniversary High Table Dinner and Recognition Ceremony 2023.

Janice Leung (BSocSc(Govt&Laws)&LLB), Year 4) is grateful that the Scholarship has greatly enriched her university experience, allowed her to be committed in various impactful extracurricular projects, including co-founding an award-winning student-led initiative – the Law for Change Student Competition. In this 6-month competition, she utilised her legal expertise to address a socio-legal issue in Hong Kong. She and her teammates developed multi-lingual legal information packs and offered socio-legal services to underprivileged ethnic minorities. The Scholarship relieved her financial burden so that she could fully participate in the competition. She is devoted to apply her skills and knowledge to inspire more individuals in society to extend their support and compassion, ultimately fostering a better community for all.

Liang Yuteng (BBiomedSc, Year 4) is dedicated to serve the community. Despite the workload arising from the BBMS-MBBS articulation programme, he remains committed to community service, fueled by his role as a JC Scholar. Home visits to the elderly have been particularly rewarding, providing insights into the shortcomings of Hong Kong healthcare system and enhancing his communication skills. These experiences have also inspired him to become a well-rounded medical professional and change agent in the future. His aspiration has expanded to become a clinical teacher, inspiring future doctors as he was being inspired.

As a social work student, Jerry Mak (BSW, Year 4) has actively participated in community leader sharing and projects, which have taught him how to serve with genuine hearts and create positive impacts in society. Jeremy had his first placement in a medical setting organisation last summer, where he served vulnerable patients facing various illnesses. He hopes to provide professional counselling and support to help these patients to overcome their fears and empower themselves. The Scholarship offers unique support in his journey to become a qualified social worker.

December 2023

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