Ten FCE students received scholarships from the Building Homes with Heart Scholarship Programme, a joint initiative by the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation (the Foundation) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), at the programme’s inaugural award ceremony on 3 August 2023. The ten undergraduate and postgraduate students come from the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE), the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Each student was awarded a scholarship of up to HK$40,000 to relieve their financial challenges and support them in their pursuit of studies in construction, real estate, or engineering-related disciplines.
Director of the Foundation Mr Thomas KWOK expressed at the ceremony that he hopes the scholarship programme will become a driving force for the students to achieve greater success in their studies and careers, thereby contributing to the future development of the country and Hong Kong.
The scholarships were presented to the awardees by Mr Thomas KWOK, and SHKP Executive Directors Mr Adam KWOK and Mr Robert CHAN. After the ceremony, the awardees had the chance to engage in an exchange with Mr Adam KWOK who encouraged the students to maintain their lifelong pursuit of learning.
Also joined the ceremony were PolyU Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) Prof. Ben YOUNG, PolyU Dean of Students Prof. Albert CHAN, and Dean of FCE Prof. Xiang-dong LI.