Announcements

7 March 2022
Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at Cornell University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Hospitality Awards 2022 for Hospitality Study at Cornell University have been awarded to Ms Cindy Pang Sum Yi. Cindy is a student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Tourism and Events Management. She is going to visit the Nolan School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University for one semester during the academic year 2022/23. Her academics is exceptional and she is strongly committed to the hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Cindy, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Cindy PANG Sum-yi

Cindy PANG Sum-yi

Cindy is currently an undergraduate student studying Tourism and Events Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has a strong willingness to learn and explore new challenges with a can-do attitude and high adaptability to changes. She is eager to unleash her potential and build her career path in hospitality, tourism and events fields. She aspires to cultivate a global business mindset that can generate innovative ideas and utilize what she has learnt and experienced to benefit the society by inspiring more potential future leaders. Cindy looks forward to gaining practical knowledge and inspiring insights during her study at Cornell University.

 

19 April 2021
Kwok Scholarships for Graduate Study at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2021 for Graduate Study at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Ms Stephanie Cheung Yu-sze and Mr Muyi Yang Jia. Stephanie is an urban development practitioner. Muyi is a practitioner of peacebuilding and international development. Both Stephanie and Muyi are going to pursue the Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford for the academic year 2021/22.Their academics is exceptional and they are strongly committed to providing public service and giving back to the society. Congratulations to Stephanie and Muyi, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Stephanie Cheung Yu-sze

Stephanie CHEUNG Yu-sze

Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. With a keen interest in urban development, she joined the social enterprise Urban Discovery and co-founded the NGO iDiscover Asia. Working towards the vision of boosting cultural capital to build stronger communities, Stephanie collaborated with private and public sectors in Hong Kong and a number of Asian cities to map cultural assets. She is involved in several social innovation and research projects in relation to community engagement, public space, cultural policies and building age-friendly communities. Upon her return from the University of Oxford, Stephanie wishes to utilize the skills and knowledge gained at the Master of Public Policy to foster partnerships and better social and urban policies, ultimately improving the city’s liveability for the most vulnerable ones.

 

Muyi YANG Jia

Muyi YANG Jia

Muyi is a practitioner of peacebuilding and international development. He has extensive experiences in special education for high-risk youth integration in fragile communities. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, he worked for “non-traditional” juveniles in several countries, including the U.S. and China. With a particular focus on the Middle East, Muyi has founded a charity school in Syria for children facing risks of drug addiction, gang violence, and radicalization. He is a Rotary Peace Fellow pursuing a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. As a strong advocate for the power of new technology to improve peacebuilding work, Muyi collaborates with peace-builders and techno-innovators for innovative peacebuilding methods. He looks to enhance his capacity to leverage multi-sectorial and non-traditional resources for global peacebuilding by dint of his studies of the Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

 

16 April 2021
Kwok Scholarships for Graduate Study at Yale University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2021 for Graduate Study at Yale University have been awarded to Mr Christopher Wong Kakeung. Chris is an Administrative Officer at the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is going to pursue the Master of Arts in Global Affairs at Yale University starting the academic year 2021/22. His academics is exceptional and he is strongly committed to providing public service and giving back to the Hong Kong society. Congratulations to Chris, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Christopher WONG Kakeung

Christopher WONG Kakeung

Chris is going to pursue the Master of Arts in Global Affairs at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs of Yale University. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, he joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Chris was appointed to policymaking roles in the Innovation and Technology Bureau and Home Affairs Bureau. At Yale, he wishes to focus his studies on the internal and external forces that are forging the future of Hong Kong. Chris is keen to integrate impact investing with human rights advocacy. He aspires to contribute to public policies in Hong Kong and China, especially in youth, gender and LGBTQ+ affairs.

 

29 March 2021
Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at Cornell University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Hospitality Awards 2021 for Hospitality Study at Cornell University have been awarded to Ms Alice Lui Hin-yung and Mr Tobias So Shiu-to. Alice and Tobias are current students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Hotel Management. They are going to visit the School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University for one semester during the academic year 2021/22. Their academics is exceptional and they are strongly committed to the hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Alice and Tobias, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Alice LUI Hin-yung

Alice LUI Hin-yung

Alice is currently studying for the Hotel Management Undergraduate Degree at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As a Hongkonger, she wishes to shape the better future of Hong Kong by sharpening its competitive edge, especially in the field of hospitality. Alice makes every endeavor to identify the potential solutions for the numerous challenges that Hong Kong is facing in today’s global environment. Inspired by her voluntary experience, it is her humble wish to promote the education of hospitality industry and help hoteliers to reach their full potential in the hospitality industry. Alice looks forward to learning from passionate hoteliers at Cornell University and enriching her knowledge and insights in hospitality.

 

Tobias SO Shiu-to

Tobias SO Shiu-to

Tobias is currently a sophomore Hotel Management student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Hotel ICON’s Elite Management Trainee. Being inspired by his experience in extra-curricular activities, community service projects and student organisations at PolyU, he is driven to advocate for cultural diversity, social justice and mental health awareness. Tobias endeavours to create a progressive, inclusive and empowering work environment while incorporating innovative, ethical business practices to ease the social inequality and tension in the society. Through his forthcoming exchange experience at Cornell University, he wishes to gain unique perspectives and experiences in order to nurture his business acumen to propose possible solutions in addressing the goals mentioned above. Tobias looks forward to applying the relevant insights to the global hospitality industry in a post-pandemic landscape.

 

25 May 2020
Kwok Scholarships for Graduate Study at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2020 for Graduate Study at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Mr Guo Dongfang, Mr Jack LAM Chun-yip and Mr Roshan Prakash Melwani. Dongfang is currently a student at the University of International Business and Economics in China. Roshan is a legal practitioner. Both Dongfang and Roshan are going to pursue the Master of Public Policy programme for the academic year 2020/21. Jack is a student at the University of Cambridge, he is going to pursue the two-year MPhil in Politics programme starting from the academic year 2020/21. Their academics are exceptional and they are strongly committed to public service in Hong Kong and mainland China. Congratulations to Dongfang, Jack and Roshan! A warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

GUO Dongfang

GUO Dongfang

Dongfang has a profound interest in the role of impact investment and social entrepreneurship in tackling socio-environmental challenges facing global societies. After obtaining a degree in global marketing at the University of International Business and Economics, Dongfang will pursue an MPP degree at Oxford. Dedicated to advancing science and practice of business social impact, Dongfang has worked at both private sectors and non-profit organizations with focuses on sustainability and social value investment. He was an exchange student at Columbia University where he got himself fully devoted to the research of global economy and sustainable development issues. During undergraduate studies, he successfully led several community service initiatives and also co-founded an impact-oriented start-up aimed at empowering aspiring Chinese students who wish to study abroad. His former field placement was with the China Alliance of Social Value Investment.

 

Jack LAM Chun-yip

Jack LAM Chun-yip

Jack is a finalist reading Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. With a profound sense of belonging to Hong Kong, he has interned with a number of NGOs, think tanks, social enterprises and the government with the aspiration to tackle land and housing problems and to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong as a global city. In his published paper with the University of Hong Kong, he concluded that a major revamp in our political system is necessary to break the current political deadlock and heal the social fragmentation amid fresh political focal points in the time to come. Through studying Comparative Government, he wishes to draw upon international lessons and combine theory with action to further solidify his ideas on the much-needed political transformation for Hong Kong. Ultimately, it is his humble wishes that Hong Kong can develop a mature civil society with various means for participation and a wider political spectrum for ideas to thrive.

 

Roshan Prakash MELWANI

Roshan Prakash MELWANI

Roshan Melwani is a public interest advocate and legal practitioner. After graduating from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Roshan has dedicated his career thus far to advancing the constitutional rights of Hong Kong’s marginalised communities. In this regard, Roshan has handled a variety of landmark judicial reviews and legal applications for refugees, ethnic minorities and victims of human trafficking. Roshan has since been nominated to the Zubin Foundation’s inaugural Youth Diversity List: a list of ethnic minorities qualified to serve on Hong Kong government committees. Roshan was previously with the United Nations at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, working in an international criminal law defence team. He has also served as a researcher at the Centre for Comparative and Public Law and the Global Migration Law Clinic at the University of Hong Kong, and has submitted deputations before the Legislative Council on various human rights issues. Following the MPP at Oxford, Roshan is determined to continue promoting equal opportunities, upward social mobility and access to justice through holistic policy reform and participation in representative governance.

 

Kwok Scholarships seek to foster future leaders in public service with their fields of expertise for the benefit of the Hong Kong society and Mainland China. This year, Kwok Scholars Association has expanded to cover politics, psychology and environmental related programmes at the University of Oxford. Please see the Oxford Undergraduate Scholarship page and the Oxford Graduate Scholarship page for details.

2 April 2020
Kwok Scholarships for Undergraduate Study at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2020 for Undergraduate Study at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Ms Sharon Chau Long-ching. Sharon is currently a student at Westminster School in the UK. She is going to study the three-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Undergraduate programme starting from the academic year 2020/21. Her academics are exceptional and she is strongly committed to public service in Hong Kong and mainland China. Congratulations to Sharon, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Sharon CHAU Long-ching

Sharon CHAU Long-ching

Sharon is currently studying at Westminster School, London, having previously studied at Diocesan Girls’ School. She is an avid debater and was the Captain of the Hong Kong National Team as well as the Champion of the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Schools Debating Competitions. Having launched a blog to discuss radical policy ideas, she hopes to contribute to policy research. In the future, Sharon aspires to be part of international organisations such as the World Bank and IMF to play a role in eradicating global poverty and preventable diseases. Her passionate research into development economics makes her keen to minimise the inefficiencies, lack of accountability and harmful incentives of aid and tangibly improve the lives of individuals in the most destitute countries. In addition, she has been keen to tackle sinophobia and sexism as Deputy Head Girl at Westminster School and hopes to continue this mission at university and beyond.

 

21 March 2020
Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at Cornell University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Hospitality Award 2020 for hospitality study at Cornell University have been awarded to Ms Yannis Lam Chung-yan and Ms Kelly Yung Ka-yi . Both Yannis and Kelly are current students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Hotel Management. They are going to visit the School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University for one semester during the academic year 2020/21. Their academics are exceptional and they are strongly committed to the hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Yannis and Kelly, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Yannis LAM Chung-yan

Yannis LAM Chung-yan

Yannis is currently studying Hotel Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). She believes that hospitality is a lifestyle and a way of life. She enjoys taking part in the local hospitality and tourism services to meet international like-minded friends. Yannis is the President of Campus YMCA of PolyU. She has been a Hong Kong Young Ambassador of Hong Kong Federation of Youth Group where she assisted tourists in tourism events including the Longines Masters and the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival. Apart from obtaining professional knowledge and thorough insights, Yannis hopes that studying at Cornell University would improve her understanding of cultural diversity in hospitality and allow her to learn from passionate hoteliers.

 

Kelly YUNG Ka-yi

Kelly YUNG Ka-yi

Kelly is currently studying Hotel Management in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Being inspired by her leadership experience in AIESEC, Kelly sees leadership and management as powerful strategic tools to cultivate and hone one's life-long learning skills. Aiming to be a future high-calibre hotelier after graduation, Kelly is eager to bring empowering theories into the business management culture of hospitality industry. She believes positive people working in a progressive corporate culture brings in innovation and effective working relationships among colleagues in achieving excellence. She hopes to develop an inclusive, appealing and sustainable business environment in the industry to identify and nurture talents. Through her journey at Cornell University, Kelly looks forward to embracing new hotel management insights, knowledge and practical skills. It would greatly complement her continuing studies in Hong Kong and be conducive towards her aspirations to integrate business acumen in making inspiring changes in hospitality management.

 

18 September 2019
Kwok Scholarships for Graduate Study at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2019 for Graduate Study at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Ms Zirui Huang. Zirui is currently a communication and sourcing supervisor at a New York-based apparel company. She is going to study the Master of Public Policy programme for the academic year 2019/20. She is strongly committed to improve the lives of others and have a vision to serve the community with her field of expertise. Congratulations to Zirui, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Zirui Huang

Zirui HUANG

Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford

Zirui attended Purdue University in Management Science, she then went on to pursue Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of Technology. She currently works as a communication and sourcing supervisor at a New York-based apparel company, where she liaised with factories to generate apparel products. She launched Zirui Studio to leverage her design background and establish a social enterprise to provide sustainable hand-knitting and weaving opportunities to women living in Guizhou Province, China. Zirui also co-founded an NGO, YingYing Aid, to help the left-behind women of Guizhou. She is keen to empower left-behind women and tackle water pollution from the textile industry in China through policy changes. Zirui is passionate to pursue policy training through MPP, to hone her ability to think strategically and manoeuvre pragmatically. After MPP, she aspires to bridge the gap between environmental policymakers and fashion industry stakeholders through sustainable and ethical collaborative efforts and policy outcomes.

 

5 August 2019
Expansion of Kwok Scholarships to cover more undergraduate and master’s programmes at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the scope of Kwok Scholarships will be expanded to cover the following programmes offered by the University of Oxford starting from 2020/21 entry:

  • BA in Psychology (Experimental)
  • BA in Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics
  • MSc in Psychological Research
  • MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management
  • MPhil in International Relations
  • MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government)
  • MPhil in Politics (Political Theory)


The Association would at first maintain the number of scholarships currently available per year (2 scholarships for undergraduate programmes and 2 scholarships for master’s programmes). ​Priority will be given to the existing programmes (Philosophy, Politics & Economics, History & Politics and Master of Public Policy), candidates of the above expanded programmes will also be considered. The Association hopes to attract more students from Hong Kong and Mainland China to pursue psychology, environmental related programmes and public service related programmes and maximise Kwok Scholars’ impact on improving lives of others.

3 April 2019
Kwok Scholarships for Undergraduate Study at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2019 for Undergraduate Study at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Mr Jack Chong Ming-yeung. Jack is currently a student at Wellington College in the UK. He is going to study the three-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Undergraduate programme starting from the academic year 2019/20. His academics are exceptional and he is strongly committed to public service in Hong Kong and mainland China. Congratulations to Jack, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Jack CHONG Ming-yeung

Jack CHONG Ming-yeung

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Jack is a student at Wellington College, Berkshire, the United Kingdom. Previously he was a student at the Diocesan Boy's School in Hong Kong. He was active in the Model United Nations circuit and has relaunched Disrupt, a student-run entrepreneurship society at Wellington College that is now the largest society in the campus. As a beneficiary of education as a means of social mobility, he is keen to widen access to quality education by ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. He is an intermediate Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) speaker and aspires to contribute to Sino-Arab dialogue.

 

20 February 2019
Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at Cornell University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Hospitality Award 2019 for hospitality study at Cornell University have been awarded to Ms Venus YIM Ka-wai and Ms Gabie YIP Ka-yi. Both Venus and Gabie are current students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Hotel Management. They are going to visit the School of Hotel Administration of Cornell University for one semester during the academic year 2019/20. Their academics are exceptional and they are strongly committed to hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Venus and Gabie, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Venus YIM Ka-wai

Venus YIM Ka-wai

Venus is a student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), School of Hotel and Tourism Department (SHTM), majoring in Hotel Management. As someone who was born and raised in Hong Kong, she is devoted to contributing for the betterment of her birthplace. Venus has benefited to a great extent from actively participating in leadership training, activities organizing and cultural interacting extra-curricular activities and programmes. She believes in the responsibility in oneself for the society and the environment. Thus, Venus endeavours to be one of the propellants for the revolutionization of the hospitality industry in Hong Kong someday, not only in a business sense of speaking, but also in the way the industry manages its social and environmental responsibilities. She aims to actualize the aforementioned goal with the aid of her experience and knowledge gained from Cornell University. Venus hopes that her exchange experience in Cornell would shape her for self-improvement and allow her to cultivate her confidence and maturity to make an actual contribution to Hong Kong.

 

Gabie YIP Ka-yi

Gabie YIP Ka-yi

Gabie graduated from St. Margaret’s Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School, a school where she studied for 12 years and found her passion for hospitality. She is currently majoring in Hotel Management in SHTM of PolyU, a step closer to her aspiration. Gabie has always been fascinated by hotels from a young age in her limited but joyful travelling experience, it has become her passion to serve people for a satisfying stay. With her dedication to advance the service industry, she hopes to develop manpower in the hospitality industry. With the contemporary knowledge and insights Gabie will surely gain from her studies in Cornell University, she believes that it will aid her in further pursuing her career and to inspire more talents to develop their paths in the hospitality industry.

 

27 April 2018
Kwok Scholarships for Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that Kwok Scholarships 2018 for Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Cheryl Lo Man-wai and Dennis Ngan Yu-pang. Both Cheryl and Dennis are going to study for the one-year Master of Public Policy programme beginning in September 2018. Their academics as well as their records of public service are exceptional. They are strongly committed to providing public service and giving back to the Hong Kong society. Congratulations to Cheryl and Dennis, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Cheryl LO Man-wai

Cheryl LO Man-wai

Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Cheryl currently works on wildlife conservation. She leads a campaign that aims to ban the ivory trade through policy change locally and internationally. The campaign has successfully mobilized Hongkongers from different walks of life to support the same cause. Her advocacy and lobbying work have led to ivory bans in Hong Kong and China which are reputed internationally as the game changer in reversing the decline in elephant populations. Cheryl has participated in conservation ground work with world renowned scientist Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton in Kenya. She co-authored the report 'The Hard Truth: How Hong Kong's Ivory Trade is Fuelling Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis‘. Cheryl looks forward to sharpening her analytical skills and channeling her experience at Oxford to strengthen public policies for wildlife conservation and environmental protection.

 

Dennis NGAN Yu-pang

Dennis NGAN Yu-pang

Dennis is currently working at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, he is responsible for communication and engagement with local and international NGOs. He has been actively involved in formulating various sports, arts and cultural projects in Hong Kong. Previously Dennis worked at the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government. He was appointed to various departments including the Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau and Commerce & Economic Development Bureau. Dennis was heavily involved in policy formulation in relation to electoral reform, consumer protection, as well as district administration. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dennis looks forward to utilize his knowledge and experience gained at Oxford to strengthen the ties and collaboration in philanthropic activities between Hong Kong, the Greater China Region, and the rest of the world, in order to generate and maximize social impacts.

 

29 March 2018
Kwok Scholarships for Undergraduates at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2018 for Undergraduate Study at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Martin Yip Cheuk-lam. Martin is going to study for the three-year’s Philosophy, Politics & Economics programme, starting from October 2018. His academics are exceptional and he is strongly committed to providing public service and giving back to the Hong Kong society. Congratulations to Martin, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Martin YIP Cheuk-lam

Martin YIP Cheuk-lam

Martin Yip is a student at Diocesan Boys’ School. He developed an interest in current affairs since a young age which led him to follow local politics. As editor and contributor of school magazines, Martin recognizes the immense power of biased media and the echo chambers they form which has exacerbated divisiveness in society. He deeply appreciates the value of rational and pragmatic discussion in furthering political discourse. Martin believes every member of society has the potential to play a part in shaping its future. By reading PPE, he hopes to gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of governance as well as political systems in order to serve Hong Kong by encouraging civic participation and reducing inequality in society.

 

7 February 2018
Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at Cornell University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Hospitality Award 2018 for hospitality study at Cornell University have been awarded to Gerald Chen Cheuk-chun and Scarlet Wong Yat-lam. Both Gerald and Scarlet are current students at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”), majoring in Hotel Management. They are going to visit the School of Hotel Administration (“SHA”) of Cornell University (“Cornell”) for one semester during the academic year 2018/19.  Their academics are exceptional and they are strongly committed to hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Gerald and Scarlet, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Gerald CHEN Cheuk-chun

Gerald CHEN Cheuk-chun

Gerald graduated from St. Paul’s College, he is currently studying at PolyU, majoring in Hotel Management. Starting from a young age, he has developed a deep passion for food. At the age of 15, Gerald has successfully published a cookbook "The Culinary Triangle". He wishes to use food and flavours as the tool to connect with different people, he believes that food is the ultimate representation of cultures and it is deep-rooted in the people’s DNA. Gerald’s volunteering experience in Finland makes him understand that conflicts usually start with misunderstanding and the way to prevent this is to allow people to understand. Through delivering different flavours to different parts of the world, he hopes he can facilitate people with different cultural backgrounds to understand and be exposed to other cultures. To Gerald, food is a celebration of cultures and that of human civilization. After his semester in Cornell, he aims to influence his peers to think bigger and be part of the next major change in the Hospitality Industry in Hong Kong.

 

Scarlet WONG Yat-lam

Scarlet WONG Yat-lam

Scarlet graduated from Maryknoll Convent School. She is currently majoring in Hotel Management at PolyU. With her interest in food critique and enthusiasm in culinary arts, she hopes to engage in the food and beverage sector in the hospitality industry. To transform dining into an experience of togetherness and a remarkable source of collective memories is what Scarlet wants to achieve. She looks forward to applying her knowledge and insights from her Cornell experience and driving the collective improvement of the hospitality industry as future hoteliers put their heads together.

 

27 September 2017
Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at Cornell University
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Hospitality Award 2017 for hospitality study at Cornell University have been awarded to Agnes Chan Tsz-ling and Angus Wong Yik-hang. Both Agnes and Angus are going to study hospitality related courses for the Spring 2018 semester. Their academics are exceptional and they are strongly committed to hospitality and tourism industry in Hong Kong. Congratulations to Agnes and Angus, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Agnes Chan Tsz-ling

Agnes Chan Tsz-ling

Agnes is a student at PolyU, majoring in Hotel Management. With her passion for the hotel and tourism development, she wishes to execute brand new ideas and revolutionize the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and China. Agnes believes that international exposure is the best source of inspiration. Therefore, she strives for every golden opportunity, from offshore internship to leisure travel, to explore more about the world. Influenced by a service trip to Cambodia, Agnes understands the impacts of voluntourism on both the volunteers and the underprivileged. She will endeavor to acquire professional knowledge in SHA of Cornell and apply it to launch not only business projects, but also voluntourism projects to cultivate the morality of our next generation.

 

Angus Wong Yik-hang

Angus Wong Yik-hang

Angus graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Hong Kong. He is currently a student at PolyU, majoring in Tourism Management. He actively participates in a large variety of extra-curricular activities. Angus has been heavily involved in the Student Union in his secondary school as well as PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Besides, he also devotes himself to community service. Angus grabs every single opportunity to contribute to the society by joining different service projects in and out of school. He believes that the most effective way in changing the world is by education, thus he hopes to contribute back to the society in the future as an academia.



Kwok Hospitality Awards seek to foster future leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry for the benefit of Hong Kong society. Each year Kwok Scholars Association provides funding for up to two students from PolyU to study hospitality related courses at Cornell University for one semester.

31 March 2017
Kwok Scholarships for Undergraduates at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships 2017 for Undergraduates at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Harry Lau Kwun Hang and Vanessa Wei Rujia. Both Harry and Vanessa are going to study the three-year Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) programme, starting in October 2017. Their academics are exceptional and they are strongly committed to public service. Congratulations to Harry and Vanessa, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Harry LAU Kwun-hang

Harry LAU Kwun-hang

Harry Lau is currently a Grade 12 student at Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong. As an advocate of the Cantonese Language, he has coached and led his school to grand finals of local and regional Chinese debating tournaments. What he valued most from debating is not the best debater awards he attained, but the exposure to social and political dissension which inspired him to pursue resolution to the political impasse in Hong Kong. Harry recognises the prevalent intergenerational inequity and young people’s dissatisfaction towards traditional institutions. By reading PPE at Oxford, he hopes to apply knowledge of these closely-knitted academic disciplines and instigate changes to promote social mobility in his homeland.

 

Vanessa WEI Rujia

Vanessa WEI Rujia

Vanessa Wei is currently a student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), double majoring in Marketing and Economics. She has represented HKUST to compete, win and adjudicate at numerous international debating competitions, as well as hosted the 7th Hong Kong Debate Open in 2016. Vanessa firmly believes in the virtue of free, inclusive civil discourse in advancing the social causes in Hong Kong as well as in Mainland China. Seeing the lack of original news reporting in China, she wishes to contribute to the development of quality and accessible journalism in China. She is particularly passionate about the issues of education, poverty alleviation and feminism. Inspired by the numerous social enterprises using the concept of sharing economy and innovation in Hong Kong that act as a bottom-up approach in pushing for social changes. She looks forward to integrate her learnings in business and governance and apply them to the domain of social innovation in Greater China.



Kwok Scholarships seek to foster future leaders in public service for the benefit of Hong Kong society and the betterment of China. Each year Kwok Scholars Association provides full funding scholarships for up to five students from Hong Kong and Mainland China to study public service related undergraduate and master programmes in the University of Oxford and Yale University.

12 May 2015
Kwok Scholarships for the MPP programme at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the Kwok Scholarships for the MPP programme at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Ankie NG Hay Mun and TONG Jingwen. Ankie and Jingwen are going to study a one-year Master of Public Policy programme beginning in September 2015. Please join us in congratulating Ankie and Jingwen!

Ankie NG Hay Mun

Ankie NG Hay Mun

With a strong interest in developing impact investing in Hong Kong through a public policy lens, Ankie Ng will be studying for the Master of Public Policy degree (MPP) at the University of Oxford from September 2015. Holding an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Toronto, Ankie started work in investment banking as an equity research analyst at Bank of China International and was ranked as the top Utilities analyst by Bloomberg. Driven by a conviction to deploy her financial skills for the greater good of society, Ankie moved to impact investing in 2014, with responsibility for investor relations at SOW Asia, a venture philanthropic fund, where she secured funding from J.P. Morgan to structure an incubation programme to scale early-stage social enterprises. She also worked with Asia Community Ventures, an impact investing think tank, and conducted policy research supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Ankie believes that impact investing can be deployed as a policy tool to help address pressing welfare issues in Hong Kong, particularly poverty alleviation, and looks forward to channelling her MPP experiences to formulate public policies conducive to the development of impact investing in Hong Kong.

 

Jingwen (Clare) TONG

Jingwen (Clare) TONG

Jingwen TONG joins the Blavatnik School of Government with a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. During the course of her studies, she was a visiting student at Columbia University in 2014 and worked for New York’s Girl Be Heard Theatre Company, helping to organise after-school educational programmes for under-privileged African-American students through fund-raising and grant management. Following her return to Beijing, Ms. Tong set up her own environmental on-line publication, delivering bilingual articles which focus on educating the Chinese public about energy efficiency and sustainable development. She is also the co-founder and leader of a Beijing-based gender activist group working on issues including domestic violence, poverty and gender mainstreaming in public policy. In the future, Ms. Tong aspires to build on her MPP experience at Oxford to create a transnational network for a more sustainable China, in terms of both the environment and gender equality.



30 March 2015
Kwok Scholarships for Undergraduates at the University of Oxford
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural Kwok Scholarships for Undergraduates at the University of Oxford have been awarded to Brian WONG Yue-shun and Charles WANG Luoduan. Brian and Charles are going to study the three-year Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) course, starting in October 2015. Congratulations to Brian and Charles, and a warm welcome to the Kwok Scholars family!

Brian WONG Yue-shun

Brian WONG Yue-shun

Brian Wong completed his studies at the Island School, Hong Kong in 2015. He has represented Hong Kong and coached for and adjudicated at numerous international debating and public speaking events, as well as lending his services to local schools as an English educator and advocacy trainer and spearheading numerous regional Model United Nations conferences. He will be reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford. As a firm believer in the virtue of free speech and discourse in advancing political progress in Hong Kong, Brian is driven by a passion for analysing and developing political theories on both Hong Kong and abroad. He looks forward to the exciting array of opportunities on offer at Oxford to help him develop an integrated, interdisciplinary understanding of governance that can be applied to Hong Kong, his beloved home city.

 

Charles WANG Luoduan

Charles WANG Luoduan

Having grown up in Shanghai, Charles Wang is currently a Form 6 student at St. Paul's Co-educational College in Hong Kong and is delighted that he will soon be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford. He is the Founder and currently the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Chapter of Everyone's Free, a non-profit organisation aimed at helping North Korean refugees. After spending four years living in Hong Kong, Charles recognises that inequality of opportunities and media bias are among the important issues currently affecting the youth of Hong Kong and he hopes to use the knowledge gained at Oxford to tackle these problems in the future. He firmly believes that every major change comes from small contributions by each and every individual and he's determined to do his part in making a difference to Hong Kong society.