The University of Macau (UM) recently awarded scholarships to 131 outstanding students at the UM Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2017. More than UM 400 students received scholarships in the past year.
In his speech, UM Rector Wei Zhao congratulated the scholarship recipients and expressed gratitude to the scholarship donors. ‘The donations from various institutions and individuals show recognition of the university’s effort in promoting higher education development in Macao in the past three decades,’ said Rector Zhao. ‘I am very happy to see the students’ outstanding achievements in various areas. Their achievements speak of the effectiveness of the university’s 4G strategy: Great Professors, Great Buildings, Great Knowledge, and Great Character.’ Rector Zhao hopes the students will continue to pursue their dreams and give back to society.
During the ceremony, one of the recipients, Ho Pak Ki, a second-year student from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) and a member of Chao Kuang Piu College, shared her experiences with the audience and thanked the scholarship donors. Hu Lizao, another second-year student from the FAH and a member of Stanley Ho East Asia College, gave a music performance with a Chinese hammered dulcimer.
In the 2016/2017 academic year, UM received a total of MOP 4 million in academic prizes and scholarships from more than 50 institutions and individuals. The awards and scholarships were presented to students at the university’s convocation ceremony, congregation ceremony, as well as the honorary degree and higher degree conferment ceremony. At this ceremony, 131 UM students received scholarships worth a total of MOP 1.1 million, donated by 33 institutions and individuals.
The scholarships presented at the ceremony included AmCham Macau Scholarship, Wynn Macau Scholarship, Wynn Macau Whole Person Development Scholarship, Sir Run Run Shaw Scholarship, HSBC Scholarships, Choi Kai Yau Scholarship, CTM Scholarship, Lisboa Holdings Scholarship, Macau International Airport Company Limited Scholarship, MGM Macau Elite Scholarship, Lou Tou Vo Mathematics Scholarship, Jorge Alvares Foundation Scholarship, Inspirational Youth Scholarship, L’Arc Macau Talent Recognition Program, Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, AMCM Scholarship, Sociedade de Investimento e Desenvolvimento Predial Parry (Grupo) Limitada Scholarship, Luso International Bank Whole Person Development Scholarship, Rohde & Schwarz Wireless Communications Scholarship, BCM Scholarship, China Telecom Scholarship, Mak Heng Ip Law Firm Scholarship, Nuno Simões & Associados Scholarship, Sun Hung Kai Financial Scholarship, Macao Water Scholarship, WICH Law Firm Scholarship, Wong Seng Hong Scholarship, Leng Kuan Scholarship, Ieong Kim Long Whole Person Development Scholarship, Gloria Man Wai So Students Scholarship, Southa Group Scholarship, University of Macau (Hong Kong) Alumni Association Scholarship, AAAUM Scholarship, and CPA Australia CPA Program Scholarship.
Source: Student Affairs Office