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Sharing of Scholarship Recipients 2019-20

Chan Hau Yee


Chan Hau Yee (Applied Economics)
Recipient of Dr Hung Hin Shiu Scholarship 2019-20

“Knowledge, like a sea, is boundless; only through hard study can one reach the destination.” – I strongly believe in this proverb. I always use this proverb to encourage myself when facing challenges and stress. I believe working hard can always help me to achieve academic goals. Other than acquiring knowledge in the university, there are lots of knowledge in the “sea”, and I will keep exploring different knowledge in leisure time....(more)


GAO Yujiao


GAO Yujiao (Human Resources Management)
Recipient of
CV Starr Scholarship 2019-20

I am deeply honored to have been selected as the awardee of the Scholarship. In my opinion, the generous contribution is a recognition of my academic performance and my previous hard work. I don’t think I am a very smart person. I’d like to attribute my success to my diligence. 

Rome was not built in one day. At the beginning of each semester, I would set long-term goals for myself, divide them into small pieces, and achieve them step by step. Every night before going to bed, I sort out the to-do tasks and timetable for the next day, and recorded them in the memo of my phone. The next day, I would stick to the plan and complete them one by one. If some of them cannot be finished, I would mark them down and set another deadline...(more)

Hui Ka Yan


Hui Ka Yan (Government and International Studies)
Recipient of HKSAR Government Scholarship 2019-20

It is my greatest honor to be the awardee of the HKSAR Government Scholarship. From preparing for the interviews to receiving the scholarship, I would deem that the process is a way of self-discovery. It motivates me to be successful in my future pursuits.

 ‘What kind of person are you actually?’ This was the question I was asked during the interview and I immediately reflected upon my university life to find out the answer. University is truly an amazing place that helps me to discover my true self. I am a person who can strive to be outstanding through discovering the weaknesses of myself. In the past, I was shy, timid, and not outspoken. Then I made the rightest decision ever in my life - to join the Model United Nations...(more)



VENKATA SUBRAMANIAN Kavyasree (Entrepreneurship)
Recipient of Padma & Hari Harilela Scholarship Fund for Outstanding Students 2019-20

I strongly believe that education is every individual’s birth right and I aspire to ensure equal accessibility to education for everyone. I consider myself to be very fortunate to be able to choose the country and university I want to study in, but not many people have the opportunity to do so. Day in and day out, I see a lot of children who need to be in schools, but are deprived of their education, due to financial issues. Growing up, every morning when I catch the bus to school, I see some other kids who look to be of my age either helping their parents or are struggling to earn money for basic necessities. This impacted me a lot...(more)

Nicole Chui


Nicole Chui (English Language and Literature)
Recipient of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship 2019-20

When I was in secondary school, my academic performance was below average and gaining a scholarship was an achievement beyond my imagination. However, the scholarship served as a solid recognition of my effort and encouragement as I worked harder in university. The award has proved that setbacks do not define your future. Obstacles are temporary, yet sustaining perseverance brings permanent changes you have never dreamed of. During the difficult times under the pandemic, I would like to emphasize the importance of bearing hope. The pandemic will be over soon, hope Hong Kong people can stay the course and stay at home....(more)


Tse Wing Sze


Tse Wing Sze (Music)
Recipient of BEA Inspiring Student Scholarship 2019-20

During the application of this scholarship, I was asked about my plan to contribute to society. I was reminded of a classical Chinese quote that “When the Heaven is about to place a great responsibility on a great man, it always first frustrates his spirit and will, exhausts his muscles and bones, exposes him to starvation and poverty.” This quote has been a lighthouse for the past eight years.

Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with a disease which requires me to take medication for my entire life. It was supposed I could be rehabilitated with medicine, but things do not always go as planned. Rare side effects happened on me, resulting in my incapability to walk, handwrite, even swallow and speak...(more)

Wong Yik Lam


Wong Yik Lam (Chinese Medicine and Biomedical Science)
Recipient of Mr and Mrs Lee Siu Lun First-Generation University Student Scholarship 2019-20

My motto is “Being able to relieve others from physical and mental discomfort is the greatest achievement one can attain”. Therefore, I feel deeply fortunate to study in Chinese Medicine and Biomedical Science in which I am given a chance to learn the practical skills and theories that help me fully equip myself and to serve the future patients better. It is my greatest pleasure that I can actualize my motto. Not only actualizing personal goals, passing down the essence of Chinese medicine is the responsibility that every Chinese medicine student has to shoulder. I do hope the Chinese medicine could be prosperous and be one of the mainstreams in the health care system in Hong Kong...(more)

YUE Wenjun


YUE Wenjun (Applied Economics)
Recipient of Mr. & Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding Mainland Students 2019-20

Two years ago, when I was admitted by HKBU, I didn’t expect that I would reach such an outstanding achievement. As a Mainland student, I didn’t speak Cantonese well at the beginning. Also, my spoken English was quite poor due to the environment I lived in. I believe most of Mainland students were facing similar situation like me. Everything was new. Under such condition, the most important thing is to step out of the comfort zone and try to fit in the community.

Since all the courses are taught in English and there are a huge number of international students, English is unavoidable. Hence, for every class, I will go through the notes one day before to find words that I am not familiar with and write down their meanings...(more)

Matthew Darwen Seaward

Matthew Darwen Seaward (BBA Marketing)
Recipient of HKBU Outstanding Student Leaders Awards 2019-20

We as students are in a unique position. We are no longer children; however, we are still reliant on the facilities around us. More than ever, we have found ourselves becoming more and more dependent upon the recourse that our societies provide. This is not sustainable. As we know, there are people in a far less fortunate place than ourselves. Every day, when I walk in Hong Kong (and the same for any other global city should I add), I see countless people begging and sleeping on the streets. This is just one, of a number of issues that face our societies today. Our unique position, through the resources we have access to as students, enables us to truly embrace the change we want to see in the world....(more)




Sharings of the other 11 recipients of HKBU Outstanding Student Leaders Awards 2019-20 can be viewed here.