Evergreen Scholarships for Arts Students

On the Donor

Mr Lam Sum-Chee (林森池), a History alumnus (BA 1967), has supported HKU students pursuing studies in the Arts and History for many years.

As a boy coming from a grassroots family in Tung Tau Estate, Mr Lam's life completely changed when he was admitted to HKU in the 60s and was able to finish his studies thanks to the full bursary he received from the University. After graduation, Mr Lam achieved a high level of success as one of the first generation of financial analysts in Hong Kong and hopes to encourage younger generations to develop their full potential during their years at university by instilling in them a sense of vision and a feeling of responsibility for the community.

In 2012, in response to the “Turn $1 to Five Campaign”, Mr Lam amalgamated his previously-established scholarships as the “Evergreen Scholarships and Bursaries” (Evergreen) through a permanent endowment at HKU. Evergreen will support arts and humanities students through four directions, namely “Evergreen Scholarships for History Students”, “Evergreen Scholarships for Arts Students”, “Evergreen Scholarships for Student Enrichment” and ”Evergreen Bursaries”.

Purpose and Scope

The scholarship will be granted to first-year undergraduate students pursuing a BA or a relevant joint-degree programme based on academic achievement at prevailing public examinations for admission to the University, and who have proven financial need.

In addition to academic merit and financial need, the candidate's individual potential, sense of vision for the community and enthusiasm towards living in a residential hall shall be considered.

Click here to learn more about the Donor's vision.

2019-20 round of applications will open in mid January 2020.  Results are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2020. 

Awarded by External Body
Value of Award Full-year tuition fee (up to HK$42,100 in 2019-20) plus hall residence fee
Renewal Conditions GPA 3.0 or above (equivalent to Grade B)
Selection by Open application
Type of Scholarships Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
*Financial Needs apply
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Undergraduate
Faculty Arts
Year of Study 1