A total of 12 HKU students have been awarded the HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship 2021, amongst the 35 awards made altogether. The programme is the first of its kind to help the younger generation gain real-life experience and prepare for careers in the fast-growing Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The award, at HKD80,000 each, is intended to support undergraduate students across Hong Kong to pursue studies, internships, or activities that can help them fulfil their GBA career aspirations.
Under this Scholarship, the HSBC will grant HKD8 million in scholarships to 100 students over three academic years. In addition to financial support, the winners will be offered mentorship opportunities with HSBC executives and networking events with leaders in financial services in the GBA to broaden their social and professional circles. The awardees have indicated a wide variety of career interests in their applications, ranging from medicine, science, and engineering, to education and music. The most popular career paths are business and finance, and technology.