Dr Simon Wong Kam-kee started out at the bottom and rose to the top, but his memories of those days have compelled him to give students a helping hand. He has made several donations to HKU over the years, including to the new Springboard Scholarships.
Fr Alvaro Ribeiro, former warden of Ricci Hall, passed away last year. Riccians decided to honour their beloved friend by initiating the Fr Alvaro Ribeiro SJ Memorial Scholarship for English major students.
Dr Harry Shum, the awardee of the 2014 Outstanding Technical Leadership Award, generously designated the award money to establish the Tso Shiu Kit Scholarship to pay tribute to Professor Tso Shiu Kit, his former supervisor at The University.
HKU pharmacy graduate Freddie Ng passed away in 2013, but his bravery in the face of a terminal illness won everybody's heart. The TF Ng Improvement Award in Pharmacy has been established at the University by his family in his honour.
This year, twenty-six students from HKU are the proud recipients of HSBC Hong Kong Scholarships, HSBC Social Work Scholarships, HSBC Overseas Scholarship, and the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award.