The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is immensely grateful to the Lee Shau Kee Foundation for the generous gift of HK$7.2 million to set up the “HKU Lee Shau Kee Top Athletes Scholarship” to support outstanding emerging and active athletes in pursuit of excellence in both sports and academic studies.
A presentation ceremony was held on August 1 to award six outstanding athletes who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their respective sports fields with the HKU Lee Shau Kee Top Athletes Scholarship. They will begin their studies at HKU in the academic year 2022/23.
Dr Martin Lee, Chairman of Henderson Land Group said: “My heartfelt congratulations to these six athlete awardees, who have achieved remarkable success in their own fields and have a bright, limitless future ahead of them. Through the ‘HKU Lee Shau Kee Top Athletes Scholarship’, I hope to do my part to support our top sporting talents and motivate them to pursue their dreams and maintain a good balance between sports and academics. May the athletes keep working hard and take their achievements to the next level! It is my hope that the business sector and the broader society will go a step further in supporting our local athletes so that they will get to shine on the international sporting stage and bring home more glory.”
Professor Richard Wong said: “Thank you for the generous support from the Lee Shau Kee Foundation throughout the years. The ‘HKU Lee Shau Kee Top Athletes Scholarship’ can support the athlete scholars to pursue their academic aspirations at HKU as well as sports career development.”
Delighted to welcome the athletes to join the HKU family, Professor Bennett Yim said: “HKU will continue to support our student-athletes in many ways and make flexible arrangements to support their study, intensive competition, and training schedule. We hope to help them achieve both their academic and athletic aspirations simultaneously.”
HKU launched the “Top Athletes Direct Admission Scheme” from the start of the academic year 2022/23 to encourage outstanding athletes to join the University, with competitive admissions mainly based on sports achievements. HKU will provide support to the athletes, including personal academic advice, flexible learning arrangements, counselling, and physical training. The six athletes awarded the HKU Lee Shau Kee Top Athletes Scholarship are among the top athletes admitted to the University this year. Each will receive a scholarship of HK$400,000 to support their academic aspirations and international exchange opportunities, as well as sports career development.
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