Scholarships and Funding
The Vinson Chu Charitable Foundation
The Vinson Chu Charitable Foundation was set up in 1994 at the suggestion of KK Chu to commemorate his late father Vinson Chu. It was established by Vinson Chu’s widow and two of his sons, Winston and Carl. The Chu family has a long-standing association with UCL. KK Chu, Winston Chu and Carl Chu, as well as three of their sibling received their undergraduate education at UCL. In recent years, six of the next generation of the Chu family have passed through UCL.K.K Chu, Winston and Carl and are active promoters of UCL and have all contributed greatly to the College, with generous donations of their own and by raising further funds for Chinese students to be able to attend UCL.
KK Chu completed his LLB Laws at UCL in 1960, and went on to head a successful law firm in Hong Kong until he retired in 2001. He founded the UCL Alumni Hong Kong Club and the Hong Kong Alumni Foundation, which brother Carl Chu helps to administer.
Winston Chu also graduated from UCL with an LLB Laws, serving as a law lecturer at the University of Hong Kong for years. In 1989, he founded Winston Chu & Company Solicitors. His membership on Hong Kong’s Town Planning Board from 1988 to 1996 led to his involvement in the campaign to preserve Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, a cause he still champions. Winston Chu maintains his link with UCL as a Visiting Professor affiliated to the Faculty of Laws and the Bartlett, and with his support of the UCL Global fundraising campaign.
In 2002, Winston Chu was awarded a UCL fellowship for his continued association with and philanthropic support of UCL, and in 2005 KK Chu, too, became an Honourary UCL fellow.
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