As a meaningful initiative to commemorate their Malaysian heritage, a group of philanthropic alumni and friends of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have set up the Malaysian Community Bursary Fund to support their fellow Malaysians who are financially-needy undergraduates.
Ms Tham (right) and Ms Kek (left) with Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the 25th NUS Alumni and Friends Charity Golf tournament.Established in December 2015 with a consolidated donation of S$250,000, the Bursary aims to help Malaysian students in NUS with financial difficulties to mitigate the tertiary education costs in Singapore. With financial aid, these talented young people will be able to concentrate on developing a well-rounded education which will serve them well in life.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to help invest in these exceptional students,” said Ms Kim Tham who has contributed to the Bursary Fund.
“Despite financial setbacks, they had persevered and qualified to pursue higher education in NUS, a world-class institution. A strong education is a pre-requisite in preparing these young people to compete in this global economy,” added Ms Jenny Kek, Ms Tham’s friend, as well as fellow alumnus and donor.
With further support from like-minded donors, the endowed fund has grown and enabled the University to award more bursaries to deserving young Malaysians annually.
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