The 2018 Cohort of JC Scholars are Announced

13-07-2018

The 2018 Cohort of JC Scholars are Announced

13-07-2018

Watch the event highlights here.
Meet the 2018 cohort here.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships. Since 1998, more than 500 outstanding local and Mainland students have been able to further their education with support from the HKJC Scholarships. At the 2018 presentation ceremony and graduation celebration dinner held on 10 July, the Club granted new scholarships to 50 students and congratulated 33 recently graduated Scholars as they embarked on their careers. Club Chairman Dr Simon S O Ip was joined at the event by keynote speaker, retired Commissioner of Police Dick Lee; the Club’s Deputy Chairman Anthony W K Chow; Stewards Philip N L Chen, The Hon Sir C K Chow and Silas S S Yang and members of the Board of Management; and representatives from the 11 participating tertiary institutions.

Dr Ip told the guests that the Club wished its Scholars not just to do well, but also to do good. “What we are really looking for is potential. Potential to give back to the community. Potential to do something extraordinary that changes the lives of others. Potential to develop the leadership qualities our city needs,” he said. “Leadership is not about the power to rule but rather the privilege to serve. Leaders must first learn to serve the community, to see and understand people’s plight, empathise with their problems and lend them a helping hand.”

Congratulating the graduating scholars and new recipients, keynote speaker Dick Lee said: “The HKJC Scholarships are so much more than providing recognition and financial support to Hong Kong’s brightest young minds.  They are also scholarships with a heart. For 20 years, the HKJC Scholarships have been nurturing a new generation of leaders with a heart to serve the wider community. I encourage the latest cohort of Scholars to fully embrace this spirit and aspire to make a positive impact for Hong Kong.”

For full press release, please click here.

 

JC Scholars in the News:
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Headline Daily: 良師義教 女生終圓鋼琴夢  [9 July 2018] (Chinese only)
HK01: 貧困青年夢想當鋼琴家 獲免收學費 立志效法恩師義教 回饋社會  [9 July 2018] (Chinese only)
Hong Kong Commercial Daily: 自行籌辦義工活動 浸大學生奪馬會獎學金  [9 July 2018] (Chinese only)