First-Generation University Student Fund

10 January 2019

First-generation university students are students whose parents have not received tertiary education. At HKBU, over 70% of the newly admitted undergraduates are first-generation university students. Research has found that compared to their second-generation counterparts, many first-generation university students do not engage sufficiently in out-of-classroom activities because of financial constraints and a lack of proper guidance.

With various donors’ kind support, the University established the First-Generation University Student Fund with the aim of encouraging first-generation students to actively participate in diverse out-of-classroom learning activities. Eligible students will be allocated a sum of $15,000 each. They can use the fund for joining activities such as field trips, study tours and exchange programmes during their course of study at HKBU. It is hoped that the Fund will help these students to achieve their full intellectual and whole person development, and eventually, motivate them to give back to those with fewer advantages in the future.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the generous donors whose contributions have given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons. With this financial support, I can expand my participation in out-of-classroom activities such as service-learning programmes and Mainland internships, which have significantly enhanced my personal development and learning experience. Thanks to this fund, my world has become bigger and bigger.”

Xelia Chung (Humanities)
Recipient of 2017-18

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