Croucher Class of 2013
On 9th August 2013, at a dinner held in Hong Kong, Croucher Foundation Trustee Professor Dennis Lo congratulated a group of young Hong Kong scientists, the most recent recipients of Croucher awards.
A total of 14 young scientists were awarded Croucher Scholarships or Croucher Fellowships in 2013. They were selected in a competitive process including a paper-based preliminary screening and an interview with a panel of scientists including at least one expert in the specific field of each candidate.
These talented individuals have been admitted to world-class universities and research institutes including Berkeley, Chicago, Cornell, Harvard, Illionis, MIT, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford in the US and Cambridge and Oxford in the UK.
Welcoming the “Croucher Class of 2013”, Lo encouraged the new awardees to work hard towards their goals, to never give up when they face challenges in research and to utilize every opportunity provided by their hosts to develop broad ranging intellect and curiosity during their time abroad.
Croucher Scholars and Fellows from previous years who had returned to Hong Kong joined the gathering and were invited to share their collective experience of life as a Croucher scholar and study overseas.