Sands China to provide scholarship and fellowship funds

Casino operator Sands China on Monday announced it will be contributing MOP 970,000 (US$120,640) in donations for scholarships and fellowships at a number of Macau universities.

The company reiterated its support of local students at a cheque presentation ceremony, and acknowledged the importance of higher education in nurturing Macau’s talent.

Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., said: “As a company, Sands China remains committed to the importance of investing in talent development – not only for our own team members, but for Macau as a whole. We are pleased to be able to work together with higher education institutions to nurture talent in Macau, as we help raise up people who will contribute to our city’s development and diversification as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”

Antonio Ramirez, Sands China senior vice president of human resources, said: “It is with great pleasure that Sands China supports Macau’s students as they work toward their goals of achieving higher education degrees. The students we support today will become tomorrow’s local leaders, and we believe in the importance of investing in the growth and development of Macau’s local talent. With today’s donation, our company’s total contribution toward scholarships and fellowships since 2006 now stands at MOP 8.43 million, benefitting over 1,000 students to date.”

The cheques will be distributed among 97 students in support of their studies for the current academic year. The beneficiary students were chosen based on their academic performance and financial status during the previous academic year.