College Students Make Their Mark Through Scholarships and Competitions

College awardees of the D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship attend the award dinner.

From 2016-2023, 12 College students have been awarded The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship. Established in 2015, the scholarship programme was launched by The D.H. Chen Foundation. It aims to nurture future leaders who will bring about positive social change through combining their intellect, motivation and compassion. Apart from the provision of comprehensive financial support, it also offers a wide range of distinctive components enabling the awardees to explore and realize different academic, personal and social goals. These features include social service exposure, mentorship, networking and other learning opportunities that foster the awardees’ professional and philanthropic aspirations.

List of College Awardees of The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship

Awarded Year Name Major
2023 Kristy Chow Medicine GPS
2023 Jason Wong Medicine
2023 Ethan Zhang Quantitative Finance
2022 Ivan Cheung Global Business
2022 Anson Kee Global Business
2022 Chelly Lam Medicine
2022 Cecilia Chan Psychology
2021 Miranda Ding Data Science and Policy Studies
2020 Jacky Tong Global Business
2020 Asley Tsui Psychology
2018 Ranita Ma Global Business
2016 Jeremy Lok Government and Public Administration

In addition, Miss Michelle Agatha Tjoa, a College student in her second year of the biomedical sciences programme, was one of the recipients of the Hong Kong Life Sciences Scholarship Award in 2023. Organized by the Hong Kong Life Sciences Society, the presentation ceremony was held on 14 October, 2023. 10 outstanding students who are studying life sciences or biomedical science programmes at a UGC-funded institution in Hong Kong were presented the awards. Each recipient is entitled to a scholarship of HK$50,000, access to the Society’s mentorship scheme, and priority in enrolling in the Society’s Summer Internship Programme in Hong Kong or Shanghai. Michelle is also the President of the College’s International Student Association. Here is a sharing by Michelle.

Mr. Jason Wong, a College student in his second year of the MBChB programme, finished as first runner-up in the “21st Century Cup” national English-speaking competition in October 2023, a prestigious contest on the mainland, after competing against some 80 top talents across the country. Initiated by China Daily and recognised as a national-level Category A competition on an academic discipline, the “21st Century Cup” draws over two million participants from across the country every year. Jason battled through the three-day long competition, in which he spoke about the themes set by the organiser, “my interpretation of civilisation” and “building bridges, igniting futures”, as well as delivering impromptu speeches and taking questions from the judges. He came second to a student from Peking University.

(Photo and Content Source: The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship, Hong Kong Life Sciences Society and CUHK in Focus)

Michelle (right) receives the Hong Kong Life Sciences Scholarship Award.

Mr. Jason Wong finishes as first runner-up in the “21st Century Cup” national English-speaking competition.