At the Awards Presentation Ceremony 2015 held on 13 April, a total of 627 awards and scholarships totaling over HK$12 million were presented to 430 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements.
Recognising that it is not easy to get the awards and all awardees deserve their prizes for their diligence and hard work, Dr Frank Law Sai-kit, Chairman of the Court of Lingnan University and officiating guest of the Ceremony, reminded awardees about the importance of modesty and encouraged the awardees to continue striving for excellence and aim to reach their future goals.
On the other hand, President Leonard K Cheng thanked all donors for their unfailing support to Lingnan University over the past years. “We hope the scholarship recipients will become leaders and innovators, not only of Hong Kong but also of the world. We shall look to them to continue Lingnan’s liberal arts spirit and to contribute their knowledge and skills to serve our community,” said President Cheng.
The Most Distinguished Student Award 2014/15 went to Cecilia Chan, a year-four BA (Hons) in Translation student, and the Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Awards for Outstanding Service (Student Award) 2014/15 was presented to Kwok Man-wai, a year-three BSocSc (Hons) student and Li Ming-sin, a year-three BA (Hons) in Translation student in recognition of their outstanding service to the University and the community.
Cecilia Chan, recipient of the Most Distinguished Student Award 2014/15, has received numerous scholarships over the years such as the W.C. Chau Memorial Scholarship and the Chang, Wynne Y. Class of 1941 Scholarship, among others. She excels in academic study with a GPA of 3.81, and was selected as the “President’s Scholar” of 2012/13, representing Lingnan as a visiting scholar in Pomona College, US, for one year. At both Lingnan and Pomona, Cecilia excelled not only in her academic studies but also in her participation in community service and internship programmes.