Sabrina Zeng 曾蕾 (BBA(Acc&Fin) Year 1) was among 22 awardees – including six from HKU – of the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Kenneth Li Scholarships this year. At the Scholarship Ceremony in April, she shared her experience of being a new immigrant to Hong Kong, and feeling inspired when she was still in Form Four at Ning Bo College. Watching more senior students being awarded scholarships to HKU gave her the courage to pursue the same for herself. “I would never have thought I could have made it this far.”

Dr the Hon Li Dak-sum 李達三 (Hon DSocSc 2017), a noted education philanthropist, is the benefactor of the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Kenneth Li Scholarships, which were established in 2015 to support the university education of selected students from Ning Po College and Ning Po No.2 College. He is also the Founding Chairman of the Ning Po Residents Association (Hong Kong), which established those two secondary schools.

Mr Kenneth Li 李本俊 lauded his grandfather, Dr Li, as his role model, particularly in his generosity in supporting the education sector. Mr Li encouraged the students to take charge to improve their chances of success, and to take advantage of the opportunities given to them.