Professor Saw Swee Hock (’56), an alumnus and former National University of Singapore (NUS) faculty member, has made it his personal mission to help generations of young people have access to a university education.
“To me, education is the main medium to uplift the needy and poor and provides the key to social mobility,” he explains.
Since 2006, the Saw Swee Hock Bursary has helped 126 NUS Final Year students, across all Faculties and Schools, who are facing financial difficulty.
Ting Shi Min, a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences student and a recipient of the Saw Swee Hock Bursary is very thankful for the support. “My journey in NUS would not have been possible without the help of your Bursary. My family and I are relieved of financial pressure and I am able to concentrate on my studies fully. I am also able to enjoy the countless learning opportunities on offer at NUS and to explore my interests,” she says.
Another recipient from the Faculty of Science shares, “Being a recipient of the Bursary has enabled me to put my worries about making ends meet to the back of my mind and concentrate on my academics, pushing me to be on the Dean’s List. Furthermore, I was able to pursue my aims and ambitions and pursue my interests, such as giving back to those in need and volunteering as a tutor for needy children.”
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