The University of Macau (UM) recently awarded scholarships to outstanding students at the UM Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2017. The 131 awardees received scholarships worth a total of MOP1.1 million, donated by 33 institutions and individuals.
In his speech, UM Rector Wei Zhao congratulated the recipients and expressed gratitude to the scholarship donors.
“The donations from various institutions and individuals show recognition of the university’s effort in promoting higher education development in Macau in the past three decades,” he said.
“I am very happy to see the students’ outstanding achievements in various areas. Their achievements speak of the effectiveness of the university’s 4G strategy: Great Professors, Great Buildings, Great Knowledge, and Great Character.”
During the ceremony, scholarship recipient Ho Pak Ki – a second-year student from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) and a member of Chao Kuang Piu College – shared her experiences with the audience and thanked the donors.
Hu Lizao, another second-year student from the FAH and a member of Stanley Ho East Asia College, gave a music performance with a Chinese hammered dulcimer.
The university said in a statement that it had received a total of MOP4 million in academic prizes and scholarships from more than 50 institutions and individuals during the 2016/2017 academic year. The awards and scholarships were presented to students at the university’s convocation ceremony, congregation ceremony, as well as the honorary degree and higher degree conferment ceremony.
More than 400 UM students received scholarships in the past year.