PolyU scholarships support student athletes to chase their dreams
Since the launch of PolyU’s Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme (OSRS) in 1998, more than 1,000 elite athletes have been admitted to various full-time undergraduate programmes of the University through this scheme. The count is 73 in the 2019/20 academic year alone. Every year PolyU offers more than 200 scholarships to student athletes, 50 of which are entry scholarships.
In pursuing their dreams, our student sportsmen are committed to excel in both studies and sports. Four of them shared their aspiration in the recent Entrance Scholarship Presentation Ceremony. For Addis Wong Lok-hei (Medical Laboratory Science, Year 1), Hong Kong’s first medal-winning hurdler at the Youth Olympic Games, the key to success lies in self-discipline and time management. Chan Wun-yu (Physiotherapy, Year 1), Hong Kong Women’s Basketball Team member, is pursuing a career in physiotherapy, with a wish to leverage her experience in sports to serve the elderly and student sportsmen.
While Hong Kong Women's National Handball Team member Tsang Mei-yan (Fashion and Textiles, Year 3) interweaves her interest with her strength by designing intimate sportswear, Hong Kong Rope Skipping Team member and world record holder Parco Shum Po-hang (Marketing, Year 4) said PolyU supports the development of “non-mainstream sports” and has provided great opportunities for him to show his talents in rope skipping. He wants to not only excel in sports but also manage his studies well. Details