GAN CHOO ENG MEMORIAL BURSARY (2014)
Mr Teo Kim Leng, an entrepreneur and business leader, owes much to his late mother, Madam Gan Choo Eng. Madam Gan, originally from China, inculcated in her children the value of education and service. With her encouragement, Mr Teo was able to serve as a Member of Parliament for Pasir Panjang and set up Pacific Marine & Shipbuilding Pte Ltd in 1979. He also served as Vice-President for the Chang Clan General Association in Singapore and the World Zhang Clan Association, and in international business associations, among others.
Mr Teo, a Business School alumnus, made a gift towards this Bursary named after his late mother. It supports financially disadvantaged students at the NUS Business School.
GAN ENG TECK & MARIA TAN AH HO BURSARY (2008)
More than 40 years ago, a young woman joined the University of Singapore, NUS’ predecessor institution, thanks to a gift of $300 that she received from a priest. Madam Gan says, “I never forgot his kindness. Later, when I started receiving the PSC Merit Bursary at the University of Singapore, I tried to return the money to him but he declined. Those gifts helped me through four years of tertiary education and I want to return to society the blessing I received.” She also wanted to commemorate her parents’ generous spirit.
Madam Gan donated to this Bursary which is supported by the gift she received from her late parents, to help needy students at NUS.
GAN GIAP LEONG BURSARY (2014)
Mr Gan Giap Leong is a passionate advocate for those in need, for students, and for the NUS Business School alumni. He is a grassroots leader and President of Gan Clan Singapore. A distinguished alumnus of the NUS Business School’s Marketing Management Programme, Mr Gan has over two decades of involvement in the School’s alumni affairs. He is currently Honorary Advisor to the NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni, and was awarded the Eminent Business Alumni Award in 2014 for his many contributions to the business and alumni community.
This Bursary, established in recognition of Mr Gan’s support to NUS, assists financially disadvantaged students from the NUS Business School.
GEORGE S C WONG BURSARY (2010)
Dr George Wong Seow Choon is a retired plastic surgeon. He was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to study medicine in Australia. Having benefited from the scholarship, Dr Wong is giving back by helping needy medical students pay their school fees. He hopes that this gesture will in turn inspire them to give back in the future.
The George S C Wong Bursary supports up to three financially disadvantaged students of NUS Medicine for perpetuity.
Georgette Chen, Self-Portrait, Collection of National Gallery Singapore
GEORGETTE CHEN STUDY AWARD (2011)
She is widely recognised as one of the pioneers of the Nanyang style post-impressionistic oil paintings which combined Western techniques with Asian themes. Today, artist Georgette Chen continues to evoke awe and respect within the Singapore arts community.
The Georgette Chen Study Award celebrates the enduring legacy of a pioneering artist. For aspiring visual arts students of Yale-NUS College, it is an award that provides financial freedom to undertake a unique learning experience.
GIC SPARKS & SMILES AWARD (2015)
The Sparks & Smiles Award (GIC Sparks) seeks to inspire and enable youths in Singapore to play a positive and active role in the greater community. The awards go beyond supporting NUS undergraduates in need of financial aid. GIC Sparks offers a leadership and mentoring programme to selected students who, despite their difficult financial circumstances, are happy to put in time to befriend those from disadvantaged homes.
Key to this programme is understanding the impact of empathy, positive role modelling and the need to instil confidence in others. These will make a difference in the lives of present and future generations of Singaporeans.
GOH FOUNDATION BURSARY(2012)
The Goh Foundation was set up by philanthropist Mr Goh Cheng Liang, who made his fortune in paint making, property and other business interests. The Foundation has contributed to initiatives in education, medicine and health.
The Goh Foundation Bursary, supported by a 2012 gift from the Goh Foundation, is awarded to financially needy Singaporean students at the Faculty of Science.
GREAT EASTERN–HOWE YOON CHONG BURSARY (2008)
As a top civil servant and dedicated politician, Mr Howe Yoon Chong was a strong advocate of educational opportunities for all, and launched programmes to support students from a disadvantaged background. His distinguished service to country and community also saw him play a key role in developing Singapore’s infrastructural framework, including the building of the MRT system, Singapore Changi Airport and public housing.
Great Eastern made the gift to NUS in honour of Mr Howe, who also served as its Chairman from 1992 to 2000. The Bursary is awarded to talented students facing financial challenges.
GURBACHAN KAUR BURSARY (2013)
The late Madam Gurbachan Kaur was affectionately known to her family as Biji, Punjabi for mother or grandmother. She had a warm and caring heart, showing compassion to those in need. She believed strongly that everyone should have a chance, regardless of their background and circumstances.
The Gurbachan Kaur Bursary, which is awarded to financially needy undergraduates at NUS, is supported by gift from an anonymous donor to honour her giving and compassionate spirit.