Lim Hui Yee’s undergraduate experience at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) drew her back to the University to pursue her Masters in Chinese Studies. Explaining her affinity for NUS, she says, “I had a particularly inspiring time at NUS as an undergraduate. It provided me with an environment in which I could not just learn but also engage in various activities which broadened my world view and challenged me to step out of my comfort zone.”
Hui Yee is a recipient of the FASS Scholarship in Buddhist Studies, which covers the tuition fees of the programme as well as the costs of attending conferences and carrying out fieldwork. Her research focus stems from a personal interest in the teachings of Confucius, as well as monastic Buddhist practices from India and their influence on Buddhism in China. Her research does not stop there – especially important to her is identifying how her findings can be applied to multi-cultural modern societies.
The Scholarship was instrumental in her decision to pursue her Masters degree. She says, “My parents worked long hours to support my education, and I wanted to lessen this load on them. They are getting older and I want them to have enough for their retirement and for emergencies. The Scholarship has given me the chance to be financially independent, as well as the time to do more in-depth and quality research.”
Inspired by the generosity of the donors, she says, “To me, giving is like sharing. I have benefitted from the kindness of others and, being a scholarship recipient, I know how crucial this financial support is.
“I have been guided by the phrase ‘many a little makes a mickle’ (an English proverb which means many small amounts add up to a large amount), and contribute to the Annual Giving Fund, which raises funds for student bursaries and scholarships. I give back to NUS because I know my gift, even though it is modest, will help a student in need.”
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