The University of Macau (UM) awarded a total of 970,000 patacas in scholarships to outstanding students at the convocation held today (16 August). In addition to the above scholarships, the university will give out another 2.5 million patacas in more than 40 scholarships and academic prizes at its congregation and high table dinners at the various residential colleges to be held later this year.

98 outstanding students with excellent academic performance and active participation in extracurricular activities and community services received scholarships or academic prizes at the convocation. The university hopes the examples of these students will inspire other students to study hard, actively participate in extracurricular activities, and give back to society.

UM also presented prizes to students on the Rector’s Honour List, who are the top scorers in their respective faculties for this academic year. They are Fong Lai I of Portuguese studies from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, U Si Man of global business management from the Faculty of Business Administration, Wong Ka Wai of English education from the Faculty of Education and Moon Chun Memorial College (MCMC), Bai Yuchen of biomedical sciences from the Faculty of Health Sciences and MCMC, Tong Ieng Fong from the Faculty of Law and Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College, He Cheng of history studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences and MCMC, and Zhang Hao of electromechanical engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology and MCMC.

The scholarships and academic prizes awarded this year include Sands China Ltd Scholarship, Nam Kwong Education Scholarship, Galaxy Entertainment Group Scholarship, Macau Foundation Academic Prize, Henry Fok Foundation Academic Prize, Bank of China Academic Prize, ICBC Macau Academic Prize, Wu’s Group Academic Prize, Choi Kai Yau Academic Prize, Lou Tou Vo Mathematics, Jorge Alvares Foundation Academic Prize, CEM Academic Prize, BNU Academic Prize, Synopsys Academic Prize, EasyTone Academic Prize, LECM Academic Prize, and ERS Academic Prize.