111 CUHK students awarded Link University Scholarship 2021/22
111 undergraduate students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) were awarded the Link University Scholarship 2021/22 (Link Scholarship) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in academic studies and community services. This year, 220 awardees were selected from over 2,000 applicants in the 11 universities across Hong Kong, and CUHK awardees account for more than half.
Professor Andy WONG, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid of CUHK said, “The University is glad to see the excellent performance of its students and is deeply grateful to Link for the scholarship support throughout these years. Although the financial situation worsened in many families and difficulties in attending face-to-face classes emerged due to the pandemic, these scholarship recipients have still been striving very hard in their studies and contributing to the community with an indomitable spirit. I feel very delighted to learn that so many CUHK students have been awarded the Link Scholarship and I hope they can keep up the good work.”
Judy LI Wing Yan, a third-year student of Global Business Studies, reckoned that secondary school education has been heavily affected by the pandemic and there is a need to provide students with diversified learning platforms and opportunities outside school. She has created online education platforms on YouTube and Instagram, hoping she could share her learning experiences and skills with the students. She has also collaborated with other educational institutions to provide more learning resources. As President of the Strategic Investment Society and an Executive Committee member of the Debating Team, along with other roles, she has shared tips about time management, to encourage whole-person development among fellow students. With a goal of achieving equal educational opportunities among students, Judy offers free academic consultations and exam paper marking to underprivileged students and those who are overwhelmed by their revision schedules, to give them more resources. “I am delighted to witness a significant improvement in their exam results. Some of them even received offers from their desired universities. This is also what drives me to persist and strive harder,” Judy said.
Another scholarship recipient, Helen LEE Wing Tung, a first-year student majoring in Translation, came to Hong Kong when she was 15. She said, “I was upset and was suffering from an emotional breakdown under the new living and learning environment in Hong Kong for the first two years. I am grateful to my supportive and caring teachers and classmates for helping me out of the gloomy days. My determination to make my own contribution to the city was reinforced by my one-year service in the UNICEF Hong Kong’s Young Envoys Programme during my high school studies; there I learned about the challenges and threats faced by children around the world.” Helen is now a volunteer with the non-profit organisation “Bring Me a Book Hong Kong”, making good use of what she has learned to translate materials that help cultivate children’s interest in reading, and making a contribution to society.