Bright sparks win CityU Law School scholarships

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 October, 2008, 12:00am

The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) School of Law has awarded two first-year students with admission scholarships for their outstanding Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (A-levels) examination results and performances in extra-curricular activities.

Eutonia Chen Yuen-tung of St Stephen's Girls' College and Yip Man-kit of La Salle College were each granted HK$50,000.

Both students said the scholarship would motivate them to focus on their studies and would ease the financial burden on their families.

'I am very happy to receive the scholarship,' said Ms Chen. 'It is recognition for my achievements and a boost for my self-confidence. And of course the extra cash will give my family financial relief.'

The scholarship would enable her to buy reference books and help her pay for dormitory accommodation, said Ms Chen, who recorded two As in her A-levels.

Mr Yip agreed the scholarship was a motivator, and, like Ms Chen, he said it would help alleviate the financial pressure on his family.

'My sister and I are able to dedicate ourselves to further studies and complete our degree courses,' he said, adding that scholarship also demonstrated CityU School of Law's commitment 'to acknowledging students' achievements and motivating them to do the best they can'.

Professor Wang Guiguo, dean of CityU School of Law, said, 'The aim of the admission scholarship is to accept talented students who have a strong desire to study law and to nurture more potential talent for the local legal fraternity. The scholarship attracted many applications from distinguished students, showing that there was a continuous improvement in the quality of incoming CityU law students.'

CityU president, Professor Way Kuo, said it was the first time the university had awarded admission scholarships and he called it a happy moment.

'I hope they work hard to have a fruitful campus life,' he said.