AmCham Charitable Foundation honors outstanding local students with scholarships

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The American Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation awarded scholarships to six local secondary and university students for their outstanding achievement in academics and community service at its annual Charitable Foundation Awards Presentation, held at Club Lusitano on Friday, 11 July.

The AmCham Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AmCham Hong Kong. Its Board of Trustees is comprised of 14 Past Chairs of AmCham. Each year the Foundation raises funds to support various educational projects and local charitable organizations.

Last Friday the Foundation presented two categories of awards – the Scholar Award, and the Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship. The latter award was named after a past chairman of AmCham HK who was noted for his many years of philanthropic endeavors in Hong Kong.

The Scholar Award recognizes full-time MBA students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and the University of Hong Kong who have achieved outstanding academic results during the first year of their studies. The award winner from each university receives a check for HK$10,000 and a Certificate of Merit.

The Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship is presented to local secondary school graduates with a combination of exceptional academic records, leadership skills, and commitment to the community who have been successfully admitted to a U.S. university for a full-time undergraduate program. Awardees each receive a HK$16,000 scholarship and a Certificate of Merit. The Foundation sincerely thanks the Institute of International Education (IIE) for its assistance in the nomination process for this award.

“The awardees today were honored not only for what they have achieved academically, but also for they are doing in the community,” said AmCham President Richard Vuylsteke. “These are well-rounded and very impressive young adults. We hope that these awards will further stimulate them to be high achievers with goals that continue to include service to the community.”

The following outstanding students were honored:

2013/14 Scholar Awards
Mr. Tommy Chung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr. Shawn Mak, The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Kevin Yeung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2013/14 Lyn Edinger U.S. Studies Scholarship 
Ms Canny Lam Ying Kwan, St. Paul’s Co-Education College
Ms. Rosemarie Ho, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Mr. Edward Tian, Hong Kong International School

From left: Thomas Gorman (AmCham Past Chairman), Kelvin Yeung, Tommy Chung, James Sun (AmCham Past Chairman and Foundation Chairman), Canny Lam, Rosemarie Ho, Edward Tian, and Jon Zinke (AmCham Past Chairman)
Photo: AmCham HK

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With roughly 1,700 members, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) is one of the largest American Chambers outside the United States, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong, and one of the most dynamic and influential international business organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. AmCham’s mission is to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong, and Mainland China; and to enhance Hong Kong's stature as an international business center.