Education trusts offer scholarship to 102 police children
Scholarship Presentation Ceremony of the Police Children's Education
Trust and Police Education & Welfare Trust for 2010/11 on August
30, Commissioner Tsang Wai-hung congratulated 102 scholarship winners
and presented certificates of award for Outstanding Academic
Performance (for university entry).
winners with CP and other VIP guests
Mr Victor Li, Chairman of the Joint Management Committees, presented certificate of award for the Providence Foundation Medical Scholarship for Year One Medical Student.
In addition, Mr Li and Mr Ernest Tsang, Chairman of the Joint Investment Advisory Boards, presented certificates of award for Outstanding Academic Performance (for form six entry).
Donors to the two education trusts and members of the Joint Management Committees and the Joint Investment Advisory Boards joined the scholarship-winning students and their families at the presentation ceremony.
This was the seventh presentation ceremony since the scholarship award was set up in 1999/00. In the past years, over 700 police children were awarded scholarships and many of them studied medicine, engineering, accountancy and business. After their graduation, they became professionals in various sectors or the fields of business and education.
Extending his heartfelt thanks to the parents of the students for their devotion to their children's education, CP said they had groomed a younger generation to become masters of tomorrow for Hong Kong. Their dedication showed that members of the Force attached importance to their children's education and the provision of a good family environment. "The Force has all along been promoting the importance of family education. Undoubtedly, the remarkable academic performances of your children are attributable to your good parenting," he told the parents.
CP hoped that the students, as police children, would be proud of what their parents are doing to serve the community. He encouraged them to equip themselves and enhance their knowledge through lifelong learning.
CP also extended sincere thanks to Mr Li, Mr Ernest Tsang and committee members for giving professional advice on management and investment of the two education trusts, adding that their support and commitment to the trusts had made possible the optimum utilisation of resources. CP also thanked the donors from the community and the Force for their support for the trusts.
Note of thanks
A student representative, Brian Lee, thanked the Force for providing him with financial assistance to fulfil his dream of studying chemistry at the University of Cambridge. He encouraged police children to make the best of scholarship to participate in exchange programmes or leadership training to broaden their horizons and cope with the rapid changes in society.
Finally, CP presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr Jacob Tsang, former Chairman of the Joint Investment Advisory Boards, for his invaluable contribution to the investment and maintenance of the assets of the education trusts during his tenure of chairmanship.
The two education trusts have in over 40 years benefited thousands of police children with scholarships, bursaries and grants. Donations from the community and Force members are important sources of income for the trusts. Force members may join a Voluntary Contribution Scheme by making a monthly donation, which will be a stable and continuous source of income for the trusts.
Alternatively, Force member may make a one-off donation with cheque, to which an official receipt will be issued. Donation of $100 or more is tax deductible. Please call Personnel Services and Staff Relation Branch at 2860-3242 for details of making donations to the education trusts.
Assistant Commissioner (Personnel) Chau Kwok-leung congratulates student representative Brian Lee, who is accompanied by his father at the presentation ceremony
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