CHANCELLOR’S BURSARY (2010)
The Chancellor is the highest position at the University, a position concurrently held by the President of the Republic of Singapore since 1965. British diplomat Malcolm John MacDonald and philanthropist Dr Lee Kong Chian held the positions prior to that period. In 2010, then-President and University Chancellor Mr S R Nathan encouraged an anonymous donor to set up the Chancellor’s Bursary to help University students in financial difficulty.
The Chancellor’s Bursary was first awarded to needy students in AY2011/12.
CHANRAI SUMMIT BURSARY(2015)
The Chanrai Summit Group, an integrated supply-chain management firm, has forged enduring relationships with world-class multinational clients. From its beginnings in 1860 in Hyderabad-Sind (now West Pakistan), the consumer products it distributes have touched the lives of ordinary people every day for more than a century. Today, the family firm is ably managed by Jagdish, Sunder, and Subodh Chanrai, sons of Chanrai Summit’s late patriarch Mr Mithu Chanrai.
The Bursary, named in recognition of a gift from Chanrai Summit, will support needy Singaporean undergraduates at the NUS Business School.
CHEE PHUI HUNG BURSARY (2010)
The late Dr Chee Phui Hung was in the first MBBS cohort to graduate from the University of Malaya in 1950. As the President of the Medical Alumni Association, he believed that Singapore needed a strong university to produce the nation’s healthcare professionals, leading him to devote himself to the progress of the university and its medical fraternity. In 2005, he received the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association fundraised to commemorate Dr Chee’s larger than life personality and fierce devotion to his principles. This Bursary is awarded to disadvantaged undergraduate students reading Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Nursing, as well as graduate students at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
CHEE TENG HEE BURSARY (2015)
The late Mr James Chee Teng Hee strongly believed in the value of an education and its power to shape and change one’s life.
As a father, uncle and a businessman, he had always endeavoured to provide opportunities for young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. Two of his three children graduated from NUS. After he passed away in 2013, his wife Madam Tan Poh Suan made a gift in his memory to set up this Bursary to support full-time Singaporean undergraduates in need of financial assistance.
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CLASS OF 1987 BURSARY (2012)
At its 25th Anniversary reunion dinner, the NUS Chemical Engineering Class of 1987 raised funds so as to establish bursaries for needy students. Many from the Class saw the bursary fund as a good vehicle to payforward.
This department-level endowed fund provides bursaries for needy students from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering to complete their Bachelor of Engineering degree. These students, after graduation, would hopefully follow in their seniors’ footsteps and help nuture the next generation of engineer-leaders.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI STUDY AWARD (2015)
The Department of Chemistry dates back to 1929, with its predecessor departments at the University of Singapore and Nanyang University. Over the years, alumni from the Department have found great success in their pursuits, contributing in various industries and sectors across the regions.
Chemistry alumni are generously giving back to the Department through the Chemistry Alumni Fund, which supports the Chemistry Alumni Study Awards which encourages deserving bursary students to excel, amongst other initiatives.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – FAR EAST ORGANIZATION STUDY AWARD
Far East Organization is the largest private property developer in Singapore with a growing reputation for building innovative and functional spaces, and providing enriching experiences and value for its customers.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – KOH LIP LIN STUDY AWARD
The late Dr Koh Lip Lin has made life-long contributions to the Chemistry community. He has served as the Head of the Chemistry Department, and also the Dean of the Faculty of Science, first at Nanyang University and subsequently at NUS. In memory and honour of Dr Koh’s contribution, alumni and friends pooled together to set up this Award.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – LAN WEIGUANG STUDY AWARD
Dr Lan Weiguang, an outstanding alumnus from the Faculty of Science, ventured successfully into the membrane technology business upon graduation. Dr Lan has made this gift to support students in Chemistry.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – MG STUDY AWARD
NUS alumni Mr Teo Kee Meng and his wife, Madam Ho Gek Hua have given generously to provide financially needy students with a well-rounded university experience. Mr Teo himself worked through his undergraduate days and understands the struggles of working and studying at the same time.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – RICHARD TEO CHER AIK STUDY AWARD
The late Mr Richard Teo was a keen and active Science student who displayed admirable interest and support to the University. He went on to build a successful business in the oil and gas as well as oilfield related industries. His family made a gift in his memory.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – TAN EAN KIAM STUDY AWARD
Aged only 18, Mr Tan Ean Kiam came to Singapore with his father in 1899.He became a leading rubber magnate and banker, and channelled his wealth for the betterment of the local Chinese community and the promotion of education to the masses.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – TAN ENG LIANG STUDY AWARD
Veteran Olympian water polo player Dr Tan Eng Liang had a rich and varied career that saw him wearing many hats in different arenas.He is most well-known for his contributions to Singapore’s sporting scene and is currently the vice-president of Singapore National Olympic Council. Despite his extra ordinary success, old friends credit Dr Tanfor remaining committed and humble.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – WONG AH LONG STUDY AWARD
Distinguished alumnus the late Mr Wong Ah Long has given back generously to the NUS Community through his gifts, time and service. His contributions have made a positive impact on the educational journey of many students at NUS.
CHEMISTRY ALUMNI – YEO KENG JOON STUDY AWARD
Mr Yeo Keng Joon is a chemistry alumnus from University of Malaya and is giving the award to remember his chemistry roots. His chemistry training has helped his career and business tremendously and he is hopeful that the award will help needy chemistry students in NUS in the same manner that it has helped him.
CHEN AI TZE MEMORIAL BURSARY(2015)
In search of a better life, Madam Chen Ai Tze came to Singapore from China. Her son, Mr Chiang Shih Fang, remembers the pure bliss of his mother’s love and her untold sacrifices. Mr Chiang is the past President of the Rotary Club of Singapore and believes that a university education is often a social leveller for the less fortunate in the community.
The Bursary for financially disadvantaged students is a son’s gift to a remarkable mother.
CHEN KONG YUEN MEMORIAL BURSARY (1981)
Dr Chen Kong Yuen joined the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Singapore as Senior Lecturer after completing his training overseas. Dr Chen passed away in 1979, leaving behind his wife, children and family.
In memory of Dr Chen, the NUS Faculty of Engineering established the Chen Kong Yuen Memorial
Bursary in 1981. It is awarded to needy second-year undergraduates from the Faculty of Engineering.
CHEN SU LAN STUDENT BURSARY (2010)
One of the first group of seven graduates from the medical school in 1910, he was a man of prodigious energy and moral conscience. He worked tirelessly to improve the health, education and social issues of his day — as exemplified in his anti-opium work, the establishment of the Chinese YMCA (now the Metropolitan YMCA) to provide activities for unemployed youth after the War, and spearheading the drive by the Alumni Association for the creation of a University for Malaya.
The central le it mot if of his life was the translation of his Methodist faith into social action and the ethos of service to the community. This Bursary was established with a donation from the Chen Su Lan Trust. It is awarded to students with a passion and commitment to work for the betterment of society and the lives of those who are disadvantaged.
CHENG KIM LOKE FOUNDATION TRAVELLING LOAN FUND (1986)
The late Mrs Loke Cheng-Kim found herself a widow with children after just three years of marriage to industrialist Mr Loke Yew. She dedicated herself to raising her children and developed a keen and enduring interest in promoting the welfare and education of children. In 1968, the Loke Cheng-Kim Foundation was established.
The Foundation made a gift in support of the Cheng Kim Loke Foundation Travelling Loan Fund, which helps students pay for overseas travel while broadening their outlook in architecture and building and estate management.
CHEONG WING CHAN & KWOK YUET LING BURSARY (2012)
To pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of their parents, the Cheong family initiated a thoughtful gift dedicated to their memory.
The Cheong Wing Chan & Kwok Yuet Ling Bursary benefits students at Tembusu College, NUS UTown.
CHEW BENG KENG BURSARY (2011)
Born into a family with limited means, none of Dr Chew Beng Keng’s siblings were able to pursue an education beyond secondary school. However, with a life-changing gift of a state scholarship, Dr Chew came to Singapore to pursue a medical education and also forged life-long friendships along the way.
The Chew Beng Keng Bursary, established in recognition of a gift, will support one medical student in financial need. Dr Chew says, “I give because helping these students gives me pleasure.” He has also made a gift to set up a Medal and Prizes in memory of his teacher, Dr Gordon Arthur Ransome.
CHEW GEK KHIM BURSARY (2016)
A lawyer by training, Ms Chew Gek Khim (Law, ’84) wears many hats in the business and philanthropic community. Ms Chew is credited with leading the transformation of the public-listed, 130-year-old The Straits Trading Company Limited as its Chairman. She is also the Chairman and CEO of the Tecity Group and Deputy Chairman of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, a family foundation that bears the name of her grandfather. The Foundation has given generously to many educational and social causes in Singapore and the region.
This Bursary, supported by a gift from Ms Chew, is awarded to needy students at the NUS Faculty of Law in the hope of relieving their financial burden.
CHEW TECK NEO BURSARY (2008)
Having endured hardship during the wartime years, the enterprising and resourceful Madam Chew Teck Neo sought ways to provide for her seven children and to give back to those who sought her help. She ran a lodging house and a home-based catering business, raised pigs and chickens, and ventured into stocks and real estate, even making enough to buy a home for each of her children.
Mdm Chew’s children, including her daughter and son-in-law, both of whom studied Philosophy at NUS, made a gift to NUS in her memory. This Bursary is awarded to financially disadvantaged Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents who have taken at least one philosophy module.
CHIA SIEW WONG BURSARY (2009)
The Chia Siew Wong Bursary was established by a gift from Mr Chia Kum Ho in Academic Year 2007/08.
This Bursary is awarded to needy undergraduate students from the School of Business, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Engineering. Up to seven bursaries are awarded each academic year.
CHIN PENG LIM AND CHIN KIM CHOO BURSARY (2015)
Mr Chin Peng Lim and his wife, Madam Chin Kim Choo shared a keen interest in the arts and cultural traditions, had deep convictions in the inculcation of good human traits and virtues, and in the doctrine of a balanced all round life-long education. Mr Chin, an English-educated clerk, learnt the Chinese language on his own and was also an instructor cum performer in Chinese traditional music in his spare time. Madam Chin as a homemaker provided the family with a home environment that moulded and stimulated learning despite her lack of proper formal education.
Their son Mr Chin Thoe Chong made a gift in their honour. This Bursary aims to support any needy Singaporean or Permanent Resident (PR) undergraduate enrolled in any course of study in NUS.
CHNG PHENG LUI MEMORIAL BURSARY (2003)
The late Dr Chng Pheng Lui was the assistant dean of the NUS Business School and senior lecturer in the Finance and Accounting Departments. In his capacity as director of student affairs and managing a junior college outreach programme, he was tireless in his efforts to reach out to current and prospective students. Dr Chng was also an accomplished researcher on company strategy and behaviour.
After his demise due to pneumonia in 2003, the NUS Business School Global Alumni Network raised funds in his honour to support the Chng Pheng Lui Memorial Bursary. This Bursary supports needy undergraduate students majoring in Bachelor of Business Administration.
CLASS OF 1972 BURSARY (2005)
The University of Singapore Class of ’72 may have graduated from campuses scattered across Singapore, but the class has been extraordinarily united in one key respect: the spirit of giving. In
academic Year 2005/06, the Class established this Bursary after a successful fundraising initiative led by a core group of friends affectionately known as the ‘Union House Gang’.
This Bursary supports multiple bursaries for needy undergraduate students.
CLASS OF 1972 – DR ANDREW ZECHA BURSARY
The renowned NUS Business School had its fair share of hurdles in its formative years. Its first leader, Dr Andrew Zecha had to personally persuade students to join the School, with the inaugural batch having just 21 undergraduates. This Bursary honours his invaluable efforts.
CLASS OF 1972 – DR FREDERICK SAMUEL BURSARY
The late Dr Frederick Samuel was a loving husband and father. He worked hard to provide university educations for his two sons but sadly passed away in 1993 before they could matriculate. When his sons graduated from university, his family made a gift to NUS in his memory.
CLASS OF 1972 – DR HARNEK SINGH S/O BIHARA SINGH BURSARY
With this bursary, the Family of the late Dr Harnek Singh wishes to honour the life Harnek lived (July 1957 – September 2003). He was a caring, generous and skillful doctor and much loved family member. The Family hopes that this Award will help others in their chosen field to follow his example of unconditional service.
CLASS OF 1972 – DR RICHARD YUNG BURSARY
This sub-named bursary is named in memory of the late Dr Richard Yung. His widow, Dr Yong Foong Siew Muay made a generous gift in his memory to support financially needy students at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
CLASS OF 1972 – HANG CHANG CHOON BURSARY
This sub-named Bursary is named in appreciation of a gift from Mr Hang Chang Choon who graduated from the NUS Faculty of Science in 1972.
CLASS OF 1972 – HO YEW CHONG BURSARY
The late Mr Ho Yew Chong inspired his son, NUS alumnus Mr David Ho, to be more entrepreneurial. Mr David Ho made a gift to support students at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in memory of his father.
CLASS OF 1972 – JAMES LIM TECK LIANG BURSARY
The late Mr James Lim was an educator and missionary, who instilled in his five children a desire for knowledge and virtues like hard work. He generously conducted church choirs and welcomed strangers seeking help into his home. His daughter Mdm Juliana Lim honours his legacy through this gift.
CLASS OF 1972 – JENNY AND DAVID HO P C BURSARY
An Economics alumnus, Mr David Ho Peng Cheong was an adventurous entrepreneur who established his own company, Windmill International Pte Ltd. He was also past president of the NUS Society. The sub-named Bursary has been established with support from Mr Ho and his wife, Mrs Jenny Ho.
CLASS OF 1972 – MR & MRS SOHAN SINGH KHAIRA BURSARY FOR BUSINESS/LAW
Mr Sohan Singh Khaira and Madam Nasib Kaur came from India after 1947. At a very young age, Mr Khaira lost his father and had to grow up amidst much adversity. They were not privileged but valued education and were always ready to help anyone in need. This Bursary honours and continues the memory of their values.
CLASS OF 1972 – R PALAKRISHNAN BURSARY
The late Mr Palakrishnan was a distinguished and honourable alumnus who had contributed immensely to the legal fraternity. A former president of the Law Society, he had an undying passion and dedication to Law. The sub-named Bursary is established to honour his efforts.
CLASS OF 1972 – YEO KIM NEO BURSARY
Alumnus Mr Yeo Keng Joon, donated this bursary to remember and honour his late sister who was taken away much too young. She was a dedicated teacher who always looked out for her poor students and helped them in one way or another so that they had a smoother pathway to
CLASS OF 1973 ENGINEERING BURSARY (2013)
The NUS Engineering Class of 1973, which is the University’s pioneering engineering alumni, celebrated 40 years of friendship and camaraderie at its ruby anniversary celebrations held on 28 June 2013.
Despite the passage of years, the Class’ ties to the University remain strong. At the reunion dinner, the Chairman of the Reunion Committee presented a cheque to the Dean of Faculty of Engineering to set up the Class of 1973 Engineering Bursary.The Bursary supports undergraduates from the Faculty of Engineering facing financial difficulty.
CLASS OF 1974 ENGINEERING BURSARY (2014)
The Faculty of Engineering Class of 1974 successfully raised funds to help needy Engineering students during its class reunion. The organising committee for the reunion was chaired by Mr Moses Lee, Chairman of Sentosa Development Corporation, and co-chaired by Mr Tang Kin Fei, Group President & CEO of Sembcorp Industries.
Over 100 people collectively gave the largest sum ever to be raised at an Engineering alumni reunion dinner. The funds support the Class of 1974 Engineering Bursary Fund which enables financially needy engineering students to experience a well-rounded university education.
CLASS OF 1976 ENGINEERING BURSARY (2011)
The NUS Class of 1976 Engineering Committee, chaired by NUS Faculty of Engineering alumnus Mr Leong Yue Wing, was formed in 2011.Through its class reunion fundraising campaign, it has successfully raised monies to support an endowed bursary for financially disadvantaged students from the Faculty of Engineering. Thanks to this initiative, the Class has realised its aspiration to help nurture a spirit of adventure and passion to make a difference among students from their Faculty. Today, the Committee continues to organise regular gatherings for classmates and raise funds for the Bursary. The following sub-named awards were established:
CLASS OF 1976 ENGINEERING BURSARY – CHAN CHIEW PING BURSARY
This sub-named Bursary honours Madam Chan Chiew Ping’s spirit tof humanity and belief in education and aims to inspire others to follow in her footsteps.This gift is supported by her daughter, Ms Ho Ching.
CLASS OF 1976 ENGINEERING BURSARY – TAN KEOK BOON BURSARY
Mr Tan Keok Boon is one of the founding members of the Committee. Through this gift, he hopes to support deserving students attain a top-class Engineering education at NUS and achieve their potential to be future leaders par excellence in their chosen fields.
CLASS OF 1976 ENGINEERING BURSARY – TAN SENG KOON WILLIAM BURSARY
Alumnus Mr Tan Seng Koon has held various directorships and senior management roles, such as in SIA Engineering Company, throughout his career. As a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore and the Academy of Engineering, Mr Tan supports aspiring engineers.
CLASS OF 1979 GRANT (2009)
The NUS Faculty of Law Class of 1979’s connection with the University and their faculty remains true and strong. As a result, the alumni took the opportunity of their 30th anniversary reunion in November 2009 to band together to raise funds for a new faculty-level expendable grant.
The Class of 1979 Grant is intended to help fund law students’ attendance at legal conferences and competitions in Singapore and abroad as well as overseas internships.
CLASS OF 1980 BOOK GRANT (2015)
The Class of 1980’s spirit of camaraderie and giving continues to burn strongly. In 2009, the Class raised funds for an expendable bursary to help NUS law students in need of a financial helping hand. After a recent reunion to celebrate their 35th anniversary, some classmates have continued to contribute to financially disadvantaged students.
With the funds raised, the Class of 1980 Book Grant was established. Grant recipients receive financial aid to help them pay for textbooks and other necessities.
CLASS OF 1982 BURSARY (2012)
Beyond toasting to their 30th anniversary, the NUS Law Class of ’82 pooled their resources together for a good cause.
Their gift supports a bursary for needy law students, becoming a fine example of their commitment to both community and education. The Class of 1982 Bursary is named in their honour.
CLASS OF 1983 BURSARY (2013)
The 30th anniversary of the NUS Law Class of ’83 became their motivation to make a difference in the lives of future generations of students at their alma mater.
They gave generously in support of a bursary which benefits law students. NUS established the Class of 1983 Bursary in recognition of their contributions.
CLASS OF 1984 GRANT (2009)
A 25th anniversary reunion for NUS Law Class of ’84 became the springboard for a grant to fund students’ attendance at legal conferences and competitions, both local and overseas. Overseas internships are also covered.
Priority is given to students with greater financial need.
CLASS OF 1985 BURSARY (2005)
The NUS Law Class of ’85 had a surprise in store for their alma mater when they held a reunion to celebrate their 20th anniversary: A cheque to support the establishment of the Class of 1985 Bursary.
The Bursary is open to law students who face financial challenges.
CLASS OF 1987 BURSARY (2007)
The 25th anniversary celebration of the NUS Law Class of ’87 provided the spark for a do-good initiative: supporting a bursary to help financially strapped law students.
CLASS OF 1989 FINANCIAL RELIEF FUND (2009)
The NUS Law Class of 1989 recognised the need for contingency funding as students may face sudden and unexpected financial hardship. To address this issue, the Class used their 20th anniversary as a platform to raise funds to donate towards a financial relief fund.
NUS established the Class of 1989 Financial Relief Fund in their honour. The Fund’s aim is to provide urgent contingency assistance to students who face financial crisis or hardship any point in time in their years of study in NUS Law.
CLASS OF 1993 BURSARY (2014)
A gift is unveiled when like-minded individuals with the yearning to do good come together.
The NUS Law Class of ’93 marked the 20th anniversary of their graduation with a generous gift, which has enabled NUS to establish a bursary for their alm a mater.
CLASS OF 1995 AWARD (2005)
The Class of 1995 remain committed to helping those that come after them at the NUS Faculty of Law. The Class celebrated their 10th anniversary in April 2005 by raising funds to help the next generation of lawyers.
The monies raised were donated to the NUS Law School for the establishment of the Class of 1995 Award. The Award is aimed at helping law students with the cost of attending legal conferences and competitions in Singapore and beyond.
CLASS OF 2013 BOOK GRANT (2013)
For the first time, a graduating class at the NUS Faculty of Law got together to establish a book grant prior to their graduation. Even before they had completed their studies and left the University, the graduating NUS Law Class of 2013 took the initiative to raise funds and help their juniors.
With a significant contribution from their Law IV musical, they raised additional funds, all of which went to establishing the Class of 2013 Book Grant. The Grant helps financially needy NUS Law students.
CLASS OF 2020 PARENTS’ FUND BURSARY(2015)
The parents of the Class of 2020 have teamed up to help their children’s classmates who are facing financial difficulties. Their goal in setting up the Bursary is to help these students concentrate on becoming good doctors rather than having to worry about finances.
The Class of 2020 Parents’ Fund Bursary is the first parents’ fund for NUS Medicine. It sets a precedent for other parents to help the financially needy within their children’s cohort. Gracious efforts like these will leave a positive impact on the Class of 2020 and inspire many others to follow suit to help those around them who struggle financially.
CSE GLOBAL ENGINEERING BURSARY (2014)
Singapore-headquartered global technologies company, CSE Global Limited (CSE), is committed to helping engineering students as most of its employees have an engineering background. In line with this commitment, Mr Lim Boon Kheng, CSE Group Managing Director; Mr Tan Mok Koon, a CSE pioneer; Mr Lim Ming Seong, Chairman; and the Board of Directors together decided to set up a fund to establish the CSE Global Engineering Bursary.
Mr Lim explains the rationale for the Bursary, saying, “We hope the bursary can lighten the financial burden of the students.”