The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation, a philanthropic organisation in Singapore dedicated to helping the poor, needy and under-privileged, has made a generous gift to Duke-NUS towards a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) bursary.
The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation Bursary is a non-endowed needs-based bursary which will benefit deserving Duke-NUS students who are Singaporean citizens and permanent residents from low-income families with demonstrated financial needs. The Foundation’s gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Singapore government. The value of each bursary is dependent on each individual student’s circumstances and will cover tuition fees, other educational costs or the student’s living expenses.
“Duke-NUS is grateful for the generosity of the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation,” said a School spokesperson. “Medical education can be financially challenging. It is thus heart-warming to have the support of donors such as the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation that can make a difference for deserving medical students.”
The former Chairman of the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation, the late Mr Tan Tock San, son of its founder, Mr Tan Ean Kiam, had continued his father’s philanthropic model of contributing to the society through donations to charities, especially those involved in education, health and heritage preservation. The Foundation’s support in the form of donations has continued to benefit schools as well as many needy charities and deserving groups.
Mr Tan Keng Soon, current Chairman of the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation, and grandson of its founder, says: “The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation Bursary gift is a tribute to my grandfather. He has always been deeply passionate about helping the needy and society in general and this bursary for Duke-NUS is a way of honouring our Founder as we continue his work. We have full confidence in the capability of the Duke-NUS medical students as they pursue their medical training and look forward to their contributions and service to the community.”
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