Ng Yee Ting has been a scholarship student for most of her life. Now a First Year Law student at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Law, she is on to her third scholarship – the Lee Kong Chian-NUS Global Merit scholarship. Tok Kheng Leng, a First Year student at NUS’ Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was mentioned at last year’s National Day Rally for being a young citizen with a big heart. She, too is an NUS Global Merit Scholarship recipient.
Yee Ting and Kheng Leng are just two of 10 outstanding NUS students who are receiving the NUS Global Merit Scholarship this year. The Scholarship rewards outstanding Singaporean students who demonstrate academic excellence, strong leadership qualities and creative and innovative thinking.
In the coming years, NUS wishes to award this prestigious scholarship to up to the top five percent of its Singaporean students with support from the philanthropic community. To encourage gifts to the NUS Global Merit Scholarship, the University will be supplementing gifts to these scholarships as an expression of its commitment to this cause. This top-up will be in addition to the 1:1.5 matching that gifts to NUS receive from the government.
Students like Yee Ting and Kheng Leng embody tomorrow’s promise. To challenge and maximise the potential of these exceptional students, the NUS Global Merit Scholarship brings with it a plethora of opportunities – from overseas enrichment programmes, conferences and seminars to workshops and more.
Kheng Leng, a keen social worker, pioneered a community project, “Balik Kampung”, which aims to re-ignite the compassionate Kampung spirit in today’s Singapore. Now enrolled in the University Scholars Programme, a multi-disciplinary academic programme offered to NUS undergraduates, she says, “I am really psyched about applying for the NUS Overseas College in Shanghai or Semester at Sea.” Semester at Sea is a multiple country study abroad programme that offers hands-on field experiences and meaningful engagement in the global community.
Yee Ting, who won two Ministry of Education scholarships at school, is a member of the Law Student International Relations Club. She is community-conscious and a dancer. Yee Ting says, “I did consider studying abroad but I chose to study in NUS because NUS’ Faculty of Law is one of the top rated Law programmes in the world. Moreover, I am planning to practise law in Singapore in the future, so there is no better place than NUS.”
Intelligence, passion and vigour are part of these students’ DNA. By offering Singapore’s best and brightest access to a world of opportunities, NUS is grooming a new generation of global leaders and change-makers.
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