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Jessie Ho Memorial Postgraduate Fellowship

On the Donor

The Scholarships were established by the belated Mr George Ho (何佐芝), who was a pioneer and guru in broadcasting and telecommunications.  Mr Ho founded Commercial Radio Hong Kong in 1959.  He was also one of the founders of Commercial Television, which was established in 1975, and SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings in 1992.

Mr George Ho founded the Jessie & George Ho Charitable Foundation. In 2011, through the Foundation, Mr Ho set up an endowment fund at HKU to attract and nurture high-calibre research talents. The endowed fund supports the Jessie Ho Memorial Postgraduate Fellowship, the Jessie Ho Professorship in Neuroscience, and the Jessie Ho Professorship in Spine Surgery, which were all named in loving memory of his wife.

Purpose and Scope

The Scholarship shall be awarded annually starting from the academic year 2012-2013.  The value of each Scholarship shall be HK$70,000 and the Scholarship shall be awarded to highly selected new full-time research postgraduate students (MPhil and PhD degrees) in any discipline who have excellent academic records under the University Postgraduate Fellowship scheme.

The number of Scholarships to be awarded each year is subject to the investment return from the scholarship endowment.


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Value of Award HK$70,000
Renewal Conditions --
Type of Scholarships Entrance Scholarships for New Students, Merit-based Scholarships for Current Students
Place of Origin of Students Not specified
Level of Study Postgraduate
Faculty Not specified


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