Sands China Donates MOP 1 Million in Scholarships and Fellowships

For the 13th consecutive year, Sands China Ltd. has made a donation to six Macao tertiary institutions for scholarships and fellowships, continuing its annual tradition of supporting higher education in Macao. The MOP 1 million dollars in total donations was presented to representatives of the educational institutions at a cheque presentation ceremony at The Venetian® Macao.

The annual donation is a testament to the company’s support of local students, in acknowledgement of the importance of higher education in nurturing Macao’s talent.

“Sands China remains committed to investing in local talent development, which is crucial for our company and for Macao as a whole,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “We will continue to work with higher education institutions to nurture talent in Macao – individuals who will contribute to our city’s continued development and diversification as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”

Wen Hongyan, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd., said: “The students of today will become the leaders of tomorrow. We believe in the importance of investing in the future of Macao, and have therefore offered annual scholarships and fellowship to improve students’ motivation. Sands China will continue to move with the times and develop innovative human resource initiatives to nurture integrated resort professionals.”

Dr. Wilfred Wong (centre-right), president of Sands China Ltd., presents a ceremonial cheque to Ms. Carol Wong, director of the Rector’s Office of the University of Macau (centre-left).

With  donation, Sands China’s total contribution toward scholarships and fellowships since 2006 now exceeds MOP 10 million, benefitting over 1,200 students to date. Sands China presented the scholarship and fellowship cheques to (in no particular order) Carol Wong, director of the Rector’s Office of the University of Macau; Kwong Ying Wa, vice president, and Remus Wong Ka Weng, head of the Student Affairs Office, from the Macau University of Science and Technology; Lei Un, head of the Academic Affairs Department of the Macao Polytechnic Institute; Antonio Chu, head of the Student Affairs Division of the Institute for Tourism Studies; Fr. Peter Stilwell, rector, and Teresa Loong, director of the Office for Student Affairs, from the University of Saint Joseph; and Dr. Cheng  Hing Wan, president of the Macau Institute of Management.

The MOP 1 million in donations will be distributed among 100 students in support of their studies for the current academic year. Beneficiary students are chosen based on their academic performance and financial status during the previous academic year.