More than 350 scholarships and prizes, valued at more than $3.9 million, were presented at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The President's Award for Student of the Year trophy and $5,500 went to Eric Tan See-yuen, 20, a third-year business student. He was selected on the basis of his outstanding academic achievements, leadership and personal qualities. In his latest examination he was ranked first among 120 students. 'The way to study well is to be attentive in the lessons,' Mr Tan said. 'A student must attend classes regularly. I have always persevered and never skipped a class.' Mr Tan has also been active in student activities. He is student representative for the Faculty of Business and Information Systems and captain of the English Debating Team. He has been offered many trainee's posts in some of the territory's largest businesses after his graduation. 'I am planning to take a part-time bachelor course in law which is my second interest,' he said. Mr Tan was also awarded a Citibank Scholarship to cover his annual fees of $37,350. Among the day scholarships, 10 gold medals were presented to graduates of the 1995-96 academic year who excelled in the areas of 'moral character, academic performance, sports participation' and community and social service.