“I am greatly motivated by the generosity of my seniors. They believed in me and my potential and entrusted me with a bursary,” says Chew Wen Xuan, a Year Two Faculty of Engineering (FoE) student at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Wen Xuan is a recipient of the Eng @ 82 – Yeoh Oon Teng Bursary, which is a part of the Engineering Class of 1982 Bursary Endowed Fund. The Class of ’82 cohort from FoE came together in 2010 to raise more than S$330,000 for the bursary fund at FoE. The Engineering Class of ’82 Bursary Fund is the first bursary fund at the Engineering Faculty (FoE) to offer *sub-naming opportunities.
Coming from a family of six, Wen Xuan says the Bursary has been a light in their family’s life. “After my three siblings and I entered university, expenses surged for my parents, who are self-employed and run a small design company. The Bursary has not just been of great help financially, it has also motivated me to do even better than before, and realise my ambition of making the world a safer and better place through Engineering.”
Mr Steven Yeoh, whose gift in his father’s name enabled the Eng @ 82 – Yeoh Oon Teng Bursary, says, “The University played a key role in my youth and I am happy to now be in a position to help my alma mater. I hope the Bursary recipients do their best in their studies and career, and pass on the goodness they have received when they are successful.” Mr Steven Yeoh is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the Class of ’82.
At the heart of Class Gifts lie strong friendships and warm memories of University days. Recently, the Engineering Class of ’82 came together for their 30th anniversary in 2012. It was a time to gather with old friends and continue to raise funds for their juniors at FoE.
*Sub-naming allows individual donors who are a part of a collective gift of S$250,000 or more to create bursaries in the name of someone by making a minimum contribution of S$25,000.
For more information on making a gift to NUS, please call Ms Ho Yuen Kwan at 6516 5755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.