A generous gift from the Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund, set up in 2005 by the children of the late Mr Wan Boo Sow (Pharmacy Class of 1948) and his wife Annie Tan to support charitable causes in the name of their father and in honour and memory of their parents, will lend a helping hand to Singaporean students who face financial difficulties. Thanks to the gift, NUS will award the Wan Boo Sow & Annie Tan Bursary, valued at S$5,000, to students from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Department of Pharmacy, Department of Social Work and the Faculty of Law.
The first Bursaries will be awarded in the academic year 2010/2011 and will help students cover their tuition fees over the duration of their studies for up to four years. In order to strengthen a sense of civic engagement and to help them achieve their educational, social and developmental goals, bursary recipients will be encouraged to perform community service as part of the acceptance agreement.
Representatives from the Wan family presented the cheque to NUS Provost, Professor Tan Eng Chye at a simple ceremony at NUS. The Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund Limited was set up in 2005 by the children of the late Mr Wan Boo Sow, a 1948 King Edward VII College of Medicine alumnus. The Fund has helped numerous charitable causes including education, the elderly and children with special needs.