The award ceremony of 2016 John Wu and Jane Sun “Sunshine Scholarships” and “Blastoff Scholarships” was held at Yu Liming Student Center on December 4.
John Wu andJane Sun awarded the “Sunshine Scholarships”
John Wu and Jane Sun awarded the “Blastoff Scholarships”
Mr. John Wu, a founding partner of F&H Fund Management, shared his inspiration for setting up the SJTU John Wu and Jane Sun Endowment Fund. He said that he was deeply affected by his father’s transformation by education and he hoped that the scholarships could help more students benefit from equal educational resources and fulfill their dreams. He believes that science and technology have been a powerful driving force of the civilization. JI’s mission to cultivate talents in the field of engineering also fits his idea of “building China by manufacturing.”
Ms. Jane Sun, CEO of Ctrip, shared her personal experience as the motive to establish the “Sunshine Scholarship” and the “Blastoff Scholarship.” She hoped that the “Sunshine Scholarship” would benefit students like sunshine, just as she was helped by her American professors in the past. The “Blastoff Scholarship” is based on the concept of a “Good Society”, which aims to boost students’ career development and advance the innovation and vitality of the society.
The students presented a DIY gift to Mr. Wu and Ms. Sun
Mr. Wu and Ms. Sun and the scholarship winners
Introduction of the John Wu and Jane Sun Endowment Fund:
The SJTU John Wu and Jane Sun Endowment Fund was established in October 2015. Besides “Sunshine Scholarship” and “Blastoff Scholarship,” it also includes “Outstanding Student Scholarship” and “Excellent Student scholarship,” both of which reward JI freshmen who scored top on the National Entrance Examination, with amounts ranging from 20,000 to 50,000 yuan a year. The “Sunshine Scholarship” supports outstanding undergraduates with financial difficulty, with amounts ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 yuan a year. The “Blastoff Scholarship” rewards JI junior and senior students with outstanding comprehensive abilities and leadership potential, with amounts ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 a year. Both scholarships are open for application in the fall semester.