Ctrip CEO Sets Up Scholarship At Alma Mater University Of Florida

Sun Jie, chief executive officer of Chinese online travel giant Ctrip.com, is setting up a scholarship at the University of Florida, where she studied nearly three decades ago when she was a poor international student.

The scholarship program will support international students furthering studies in business and law. No financial details were disclosed.

Last month, the Jack Ma Foundation, a charitable organization set up in 2014 by the founder of Alibaba Group, agreed to give US$20 million (A$26.4 million) to fund a scholarship program at the University of Newcastle in tribute to Ma's close personal connection to the Australian city.

After a summer school program at the University of Florida 28 years ago, Sun Jie, a sophomore student in Peking University at the time, decided to stay in the United States and pursue a degree in busine...

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