Scholarship and Financial Aid Donor Appreciation 2020/21

30 April 2021
 President Wai delivered his welcome address
 Dr. Chau reported on the progress and impact of two prominent funding schemes
 A student representative showcased her talent and conveyed her gratitude to the donors 

To express the University’s gratitude to our donors for their generous support for our scholarship and bursaries schemes and to provide an opportunity for the beneficiaries to thank the donors,  an appreciation ceremony was held on 30 April 2021. Organised by the Office of Student Affairs, the event was livestreamed on YouTube.

In his welcoming address, Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor, extended his heartfelt appreciation to the donors for their tremendous support for HKBU over the years. He said that an estimated 2,500 scholarships and 160 bursaries, with a total value of around HK$66 million, would be awarded to HKBU students by the end of the academic year 2020/21. He thanked donors for not only alleviating students’ financial burdens, but also encouraging them to keep up their pursuit of academic excellence and personal development despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. He looked forward to the donors’ continued partnership with HKBU in nurturing brilliant leaders of tomorrow.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), reported on the progress and impact of two prominent funding schemes. He said that the First-Generation University Student Fund has received HK$9 million in donations and benefitted 1,200 students since its establishment in 2017, enabling students to expand their participation in outside-of-classroom activities such as overseas exchanges, internships, as well as study and service programmes. Please click here to view the full list of donors. 

Another funding scheme, Project SEED (Student Engagement, Enrichment, and Development), which was established in April 2020, aims to enhance students’ competencies by collaborating with the HKBU community to provide various career, mentorship and internship opportunities. The HKBU SEED Fund, which was created under Project SEED, has provided timely assistance to nearly 100 needy students and supported various worthy projects, such as the SEED Incubator and Subsidised Internship Scheme. Project SEED has already received more than HK$10 million in donations in less than a year. Please click here to view the list of donors of this meaningful initiative.

Please click here to watch the Scholarship and Financial Aid Donor Appreciation 2020/21 on YouTube.