CUHK Business School Students Awarded the Prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club Undergraduate Scholarship

Two undergraduate students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School, Errin Lam (BBA-JD, Year 2) and Charlie Lin (GBS, Year 2), have been awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Undergraduate Scholarship for their outstanding academic achievements and dedication to community service.

Their achievements did not happen overnight, and are accumulation of hard work and a genuine desire to contribute to society deeply rooted from a young age.

A Path to Kindness and Compassion

Errin has a strong passion for writing and telling the stories of the underrepresented community in Hong Kong.

At the age of 16, Errin encountered difficulties in her studies due to dyslexia, a learning disability that affects reading and writing. Despite the challenges, she has developed the ability to remain resilient and courageous, successfully overcoming her disability.

Errin has chosen to study Integrated BBA Programme and Juris Doctor Double Degree Programme at CUHK Business School to intellectually challenge herself, advocate for social justice and advance her passion with the dynamic world of business. By leveraging the unique interconnectedness of business and law, she aspires to make a positive impact on society and help other people like herself.

Errin feels that she is privileged to have received many resources and support, and sees it as her responsibility to give back to the community and help the underprivileged. Recently, she shares her legal knowledge with members of the single father community through WholeHearted Family Justice Initiative, educating them on children’s rights and legal rights.

In the future, Errin hopes to set up a non-profit organisation that provides legal aid for the underprivileged with special educational needs.

Errin Lam at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships: 25th Anniversary High Table Dinner & Recognition Ceremony 2023
Errin Lam in the WholeHearted Student Associate Summer Cycle 2023

Dedication to Serving the City and Beyond

Charlie, another HKJC Undergraduate Scholar, made a transformative decision to devote part of his time to social service during his senior year in high school.

As the former president and current active member of Dream Compassioneers, a registered charity, Charlie established a donation programme which collected second-hand stationery and clothes for more than 300 Cambodian students and organised the first debate competition on children’s rights with more than 70 participating schools. Besides, Charlie teaches hearing-impaired children every Saturday through their collaboration with Hong Kong Society for the Deaf. He is deeply moved by the students’ gratitude, reminding him of the reciprocal nature of serving others.

Charlie’s unwavering passion for helping others continues to thrive. Currently, he is the Vice President at the Red Cross University Club. The new role allows him to serve not only the people in Hong Kong, but also organising a service trip that aims to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in Nepal.

“I am not born for myself alone,” says Charlie, “and I will carry on my passion to serve more people in need.” In the future, Charlie hopes to launch a local service programme to promote mental wellbeing in the city.

Charlie Lin with core members of Dream Compassioneers
Charlie Lin is the External Vice President of Hong Kong Red Cross University Club in 2023