STUDENTS Lau Chun-him and Christine Kwok Ning-kut have won the Hongkong Bank Scholarships for this year and will further their studies in September at universities in Canada. Both recipients, who have fine academic records and are active in extra-curricular activities, have each been awarded a scholarship worth about HK$500,000. The scholarships, which also take financial needs into consideration, cover the cost of four years of undergraduate studies and provide the recipients with a personal allowance and round-trip airfare every year. Both Chun-him and Christine will major in economics. Seventh-former Christine of Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School admitted that studying abroad would be more meaningful to her than studying in Hongkong. ''I will be able to try many new things, such as learning to be more independent and mature, experience a different way of living and get know more about other cultures,'' said Christine, who will attend the University of Toronto. ''My interest in economics started when I first touched the subject ing in Form 4.'' After returning to Hongkong, Christine hopes to become a lecturer in one of the universities and would like to pursue postgraduate studies, if opportunity allows. Chun-him, 19, of Queen's College told Young Post that economics was a very attractive and challenging subject, and he was impressed with the success of Hongkong's economy. Asked which career he would choose, the University of British Columbia-bound undergraduate said: ''Banking and other economic-related fields, such as trading and wholesaling and retailing are my favourites.'' To Chun-him, earning a lot of money after university is not very important. The most significant thing is to consolidate himself by upgrading his knowledge if he has the time.