Dr George Soh (’80) believes in the potential of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Dentistry (FoD). The orthodontist not only graduated from NUS, he spent almost 12 years teaching at the University. Now, to ensure that his alma mater continues to attract talented students, Dr Soh has made a gift to NUS to establish the George Y Soh Scholarship at FoD.
The private specialist at L C Lien Dental Clinic says, “As a student, I received a good education and training which enabled me to be successful in my career. While I was a teaching faculty in NUS, I was given a lot of support for professional development and research which, translated into many publications in international refereed journals and further enhanced my career. I would like to help young aspiring dentists experience the same opportunities I received.”
The George Y Soh Scholarship will finance the full tuition fee of at least one academically outstanding Final Year dental student. In the case that candidates have similar academic scores, the students’ financial situations will be considered.
Dr Soh says, “With financial support, the recipient can focus on his or her studies, do well in the programme and go on to be successful in his or her career. I hope the recipient will in turn contribute another scholarship to the Faculty when he or she is able. In time to come, the Faculty of Dentistry will be able to nurture and sustain a pool of talented individuals for our dental fraternity.”
He adds, “As an alumnus, I will continue to explore how I can contribute to the success of NUS in general and to the NUS Faculty of Dentistry in the years to come.”