BALAJI SADASIVAN BURSARY (2010)
The late Dr Balaji Sadasivan was Singapore’s first and only US board-certified neurosurgeon. In 2007, he was elected chairman of the WHO executive board.Among his WHO achievements were the passing of international health regulations to deal with epidemics and pandemics in a standardised manner. A prolific writer, he authored over 50 scientific publications and chapters in books on neurosurgery, as well as a prize-winning play, and a book titled The Dancing Girl, A History of Early India. He gave up medicine when he entered politics, serving as Minister/Senior Minister of State in several ministries including the Ministry of Health.
The Balaji Sadasivan Bursary was established to honour his memory through the charitable initiatives of the University of Singapore Medical Class of 1974 – 1979. This endowed Bursary supports needy NUS Medicine students by helping them defray some educational costs.
BDS CLASS OF ’81 30TH ANNIVERSARY BURSARY (2011)
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Class of ’81 marked its 30th anniversary with a symposium cum fundraising event in 2011. The Class wanted to give back to the next generation just as they had received from the previous generation. The funds raised from the event were donated to support bursaries at the Faculty of Dentistry.
In recognition of their gift, NUS established the BDS Class of ’81 30th Anniversary Bursary. The endowed Bursary supports up to three needy students at the Faculty of Dentistry annually, and is available in perpetuity.
BEMA BURSARY (2013)
The NUS Building and Estate Management Alumni (BEMA) was formed in July 1993 to foster closer links between its members, and the SDE and its alumni. It encourages and organises education, social, cultural, sporting and civic activities for its members.
In July 2013, BEMA made an expendable gift to NUS to establish bursaries for financially needy Singaporean undergraduates at the Departments of Building and Real Estate, especially for those whose families have experienced unexpected financial turbulence. Up to four bursaries will be awarded each academic year to needy Singaporean Citizens. The Bursaries will be shared equally among the Department of Building and Department of Real Estate.
BENGAWAN SOLO BURSARY (2011)
Beloved bakery chain Bengawan Solo had humble beginnings.Its founder Mrs Anastasia Liew first sold cakes out of a Marine Parade flat, and then from a small cake shopin Marine Terrace. Today, Bengawan Solo provides that same home made taste and quality across its product range.
The Bengawan Solo Bursary supports needy Singaporean undergraduates at NUS Business School.
BENNETT LAM BOOK GRANT (2015)
NUS Law Faculty alumnus Mr Bennett Lam was a beloved son, husband, brother and friend. In 2001, he sadly disappeared at sea while on a fishing trip off Horsburgh Lighthouse. His family shared that fishing was one of Bennett’s passions. He loved the feeling of oneness with nature and the peace and tranquillity that his fishing expeditions brought.
His family made a gift in honour of his memory. In recognition of this gift, NUS established the Bennett Lam Book Grant to help financially needy law students. Two book grants are awarded each year.
BUSINESS ADMIN CLASS OF 1989 BURSARY (2016)
Four alumni of the NUS Business School have come together to commemorate their 30 years of friendship by making a gift to help the current generation of NUS students. Mr Alfred Wee Chin Soon, Mr Ian Wong Wah Yan, Mr Michael Theng Wing Yew and Mr Soh Yee first met as incoming students at NUS Business School some three decades ago. Today, they have each forged successful careers in the world of business and finance.
The Bursary, named in commemoration of their graduation year and course of study, will provide assistance to financially needy Singaporean undergraduates.