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Business major awarded CY Tung Scholarship as the only winner in Hong Kong for the global Semester at Sea voyage

17 May, 2018
William Lun Wai Lam (BBA Applied Economics, Year 3) has been selected for the competitive CY Tung Scholarship as the sole awarded student from Hong Kong, and is planning to embark on the “Semester at Sea” (SAS) journey with university students from around the world. Embarking in September 2018 in Hamburg, Germany, the ship will sail a 107-day voyage to 13 cities in 11 countries across four continents before anchoring in San Diego, USA.

William attributes the success to the variety of overseas and voluntary work experiences he has accumulated over the years. “I am blessed to have different opportunities to go outside and see the world with strong support from the University, like going on a one-year exchange in California last year, attending the Model United Nations conference in Geneva in March and taking an internship at the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) in Singapore in the coming summer. These experiences not only broaden my worldview and enrich my knowledge in different life aspects, but also have become a strong testimony to my motivated and committed character,” said William.

SAS is the world’s premier global comparative education programme open to undergraduate students of all majors globally on a highly competitive basis. This year, only seven outstanding students have been awarded. Apart from William, other awardees are from Fudan University, Baylor University (Texas, USA), Pennsylvania State University and Elon University (North Carolina, USA). Each awarded student will receive a scholarship of US$20,000 and have the opportunity to join a sailing journey starting in Germany, with stops in Spain, Ghana, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, China, Japan and the United States.