Bulletin Spring‧Summer, 2008

Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship Established in 2001, the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship sponsors an outstanding graduate of CUHK each year to study at the University of Oxford. The scholarship covers all University and College fees at Oxford, as well as an annual personal allowance to take care of board and lodging and other maintenance costs. Transportation expenses to Oxford and back to Hong Kong are also provided. Kan Ching-yeung Karita was the recipient of the scholarship in 2007. The philosophy major from New Asia College said, 'University and college life gave me a lot of opportunities to grow as a person. For example, I was involved in the organization of the 56th anniversary celebrations of the College, took part in the New Asia College-Yale University Student Exchange Programme and studied at the University of Pennsylvania in the US on a one-year exchange programme. These activities enhanced my planning and organizational abilities and honed my interpersonal skills.' Besides being academically sound, Karita is also a gifted English choral speaker, flautist, pianist, writer, and a dedicated volunteer. She left for Oxford to pursue a Master's degree in politics in September 2008. Helping You to Spread Your Wings: Scholarships A total of 3,411 scholarships and prizes with an aggregate value of HK$79.6 million were offered by the University and Colleges to students with outstanding academic achievements in 2007–08. Scholarships and prizes are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit, while other criteria such as leadership and other personal qualities, financial need and services to the community may also be taken into consideration. Target recipients and scholarship requirements vary, with scholarships for overseas postgraduate studies being the most competitive. And one of them is the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship. Afterword Grooming freshmen into Renaissance Men and Women is like creating sculptures out of unhewn marble. A wide variety of enrichment programmes and activities needs to be provided alongside specialized knowledge. Presented in the preceding pages are some of the better-known gems within the trove of educational opportunities offered by CUHK. From Freshman to Renaissance Man 24   Chinese University Bulletin Spring • Summer 2008