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Sands China Donates Over MOP 1 Million in Scholarships and Fellowships to Benefit Local Uni Students

14th consecutive year of donations to Macao universities and institutes benefitting over 1,300 students to date

(Macao, Nov. 11, 2020) – Sands China Ltd. is donating more than MOP 1 million for scholarships and fellowships to seven Macao tertiary institutions, marking the 14th consecutive year of supporting higher education in Macao through the annual initiative. The company presented ceremonial cheques to representatives of the institutions Nov. 4 at The Venetian® Macao.

"Nurturing local students and contributing to the education and development of local talent in Macao remains an important priority for Sands China," said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. "Through these annual donations for scholarships and fellowships, we will continue to nurture the growth of local youth and to help them contribute to the pool of diversified talent in Macao. This scholarship and fellowship initiative has been part of our Sands Cares community building efforts since 2006, and we are very pleased to be able to support the Macao SAR government's talent cultivation strategy as Macao continues its development as a world centre of tourism and leisure."

Including this year's donation, Sands China has now contributed more than MOP 11.4 million toward tertiary scholarships and fellowships since 2006, benefitting over 1,300 students to date.

Representatives from Sands China presented the ceremonial cheques Wednesday to Carol Wong, director of the Rector's Office of the University of Macau; Lei Ngan Lin, vice president, Alice Lao Weng Ian, head of the Student Affairs Office, and Irene Chan Iok Leng, head of the Public Relations Office of Macao Polytechnic Institute; Louisa Lam Pou Iok, registrar of the Pedagogic Affairs Department of the Institute for Tourism Studies; Amy Chu Oi Mei, head of the Secretariat of the President's Office and vice dean of faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Remus Wong Ka Weng, head of the Student Affairs Office, of the Macau University of Science and Technology; Stephen Morgan, rector, Álvaro Barbosa, vice-rector, and Derek Wong, student affairs officer of the Office for Student and Alumni Affairs of the University of Saint Joseph; Zhiming Cai, head of the Academic Affairs Office of City University of Macau; and Tong Kai Chung, president of the Macau Institute of Management.

The more than MOP 1 million in donations will be distributed among 108 students in support of their studies for the current academic year. Beneficiary students are chosen each year based on their academic performance and financial status during the previous academic year.

Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong (centre-right), president of Sands China Ltd., presents a ceremonial cheque to Ms. Carol Wong (centre-left), director of the Rector’s Office of the University of Macau. Sands China donated over MOP 1 million in scholarships and fellowships to seven Macao tertiary institutions at a presentation Nov. 4 at The Venetian Macao.

Also pictured: Wen Hongyan (right), senior vice president of human resources, Sands China Ltd.; Sam Chongnin (left), vice president of corporate communications and community affairs, Venetian Macau Limited.