Reconnecting with Scholarship Recipients

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United Board Executive Vice President Ricky Cheng (second from right) with ICU alumni (left to right) Tommy Cho, George Yuan, and Jeremiah Wong.

In the mid-1950s, the United Board began offering scholarships for Hong Kong students to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Japan. The program required a leap of faith for its earliest participants: a willingness to leave familiar settings in a region still recovering from war and to enroll in a newly established institution. Yet many of the 100 or so individuals who received these United Board scholarships consider their ICU experience to be transformative.

If you are one of these scholarship recipients, the United Board would like to hear from you! Please re-introduce yourself to us by sending us an email to