Boston College has been awarded a grant of $1 million by the Victor and William Fung Foundation in Hong Kong to establish the Fung Scholars Program.  The grant will provide opportunities for students with academic gifts and leadership potential to study abroad at leading universities in Asia.  BC students will join the global community of Fung Scholars from distinguished institutions in Asia, Europe and the United States, including Harvard, MIT, and Princeton.

Fr. Leahy with Victor and Julia Fung
University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented the President’s Medal for Excellence to BC parents Victor and Julia Fung in 2015, in recognition of their lifelong support of education. (Justin Lim)

“The generosity of the Fung Foundation will enable talented Boston College students interested in international affairs to attend leading universities in Asia,” said University President William P. Leahy, S.J. “I am delighted that Boston College has been chosen to be part of the Fung Scholars Program.”

Established to commemorate the centenary of the Fung Group in 2006 by the Victor and William Fung Foundation, the Fung Scholars Program has provided financial support for more than 4,500 aspiring leaders from some 30 universities.

The Fung Group comprises 45,100 people working in more than 40 economies worldwide, with businesses in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing.

For more information about the Fung Scholars Program, contact the Boston College Office of International Programs.

–University Communications