Shuping Scholarship - Major Events

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Major Events

●1939 Founding of the scholarship in Shanghai

●1943 Established the Shuping Library, administration and activity centre Formation of Student Association Free medical consultation and treatment Haircut service, Cooperative discount outlet, Emergency loans to students,

●1944 Publication of monthly Newsletters

●Science laboratories for students

●Free Nursing class, Seamstress class, Typing class, Chinese King Fu class

●1945 Formation of football team, Ping Pong team,

●1946 Exhibition of the Shuping Scholars attended by the Mayor of Shanghai

●1947 Established the Emergency Medical Financial Aid Society for Shanghai citizens

●Most of the administrative work for this charitable organisation were done by the Scholars on a voluntary basis

●1948 Founded the Centre for Refugee Children in Shanghai, with Scholars again volunteering help in the administration.

●1982 Mr. J L Koo visited Shanghai and met with group of past scholars, and later visited Beijing to meet past scholars there

●1986 Shuping Scholarships scheme resumed in Shanghai in 7 schools, then followed by schools in Beijing and Huzhou. By 1998 scholarships were awarded in 33 secondary schools, and 24 tertiary institutions.

●1986 The Approval and Establishment of the Shuping Scholars Association' in Shanghai and then Beijing, with past scholars as officers and committee members, directing the administration and various activities. 1989 50th Anniversary of the Scholarships, publication of commemoration book and staged a grand exhibition in the no. 3 Girls school in Shanghai

●1990 Granted the establishment of a hall in the Little Lotus Garden of Nanzun for the permanent exhibition of the Shuping Scholarship scheme and the achievements of past and present scholars.

●1995 Donation of HK$10,000,000 by J L Koo to the Shanghai Education Development Foundation for support towards the continuation of the Shuping Scholarships

●1995 Established the Shuping Scholar.ship Foundation in Hong Kong for the furtherance of the Scholarships. The Trust deed was finalised in 1998

●1996 Established the Executive Committee of the Shuping Foundation in China for the overall supervision and policy of the Scholarship planning and funding. J L Koo being the founding chairman, George Koo vice chairman, and representative members from the Shanghai and Beijing Associations

●1998 Mr. J L KOO died on 14 February 1998, and George Koo succeeded him as chairman of the executive committee

●1999 The 60th anniversary of the Scholarships with celebration meetings in Beijing, Shanghai and Huzhou., Publication of special commemoration book and collection of essays. Production of a documentary VCD. Addition of 3 schools of performing arts for Scholarship awards, two in Beijing and one in Shanghai.

●2001 Official Institution of giving supplemental financial awards to hardship students

●2003 Addition of the Hung Chi Class of the Kwong Jul Mun School for scholarship awards

●2004 Renovation of the Exhibition Halls in Nanzun

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