J Y PILLAY STUDY AWARD (2011)
With his impeccable touch and understated style, Prof J Y Pillay transformed and shaped many of Singapore’s eminent institutions, whether as national policy maker, civil servant or corporate leader.
Prof Pillay is currently Rector of NUS University Town’s College of Alice and Peter Tan and Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, among other responsibilities. To honour his achievements, several corporate and individual donors established the Study Award in support of financially needy students at Yale-NUS.
JACKIE AND CATHERINE NG STUDY AWARD (2013)
Both firm supporters of education, the husband and wife team of Jackie and Catherine Ng chose to make a philanthropic gift to Yale-NUS College. Mr Ng was a law graduate from the University of Singapore. His legacy endures through the need-based Study Award.
It signifies the couple’s meaningful contribution to effect positive change in the lives of young people.
JANE SUN AND JOHN WU SUNSHINE AWARD(2014)
Global citizens Ms Jane Sun and Mr John Wu believe in giving back to society through education, in particular helping students gain cross-cultural perspectives and learn from the world. They also want to encourage the giving spirit among students.
The Jane Sun and John Wu Sunshine Award was established to help entrepreneurial-minded students participate in NUS Overseas College programmes in China, providing a platform to develop and grow more entrepreneurs in Singapore.
JENNIFER MAO BURSARY (2004)
Even in her remaining days, as she fought bravely with breast cancer, the late Dr Jennifer Mao put colleagues and students first. Her thoughtful efforts touched them so much that Dr Mao later became the first posthumous recipient of the NUS Inspiring Mentor Award. The Finance and Economics professor, a Taiwan-born Singapore PR, was also an outspoken defender of her beliefs: she proposed an open bidding system for vehicle certificates of entitlement, and often discussed economic and national issues in her columns for Lianhe Zaobao.
Following her demise in 2004, the NUS Business School campaigned to raise funds for a bursary in her memory.
JOHN & LYDIA EWING-CHOW BURSARY(2015)
Their unforgettable shared past has inspired a gracious gift for tomorrow. John and Lydia Ewing- Chow met as Zoology students at the University of Singapore’s Bukit Timah campus in 1963. Both were then receiving bursaries. Aware that they managed to pull through only because of the help they received, they are presenting the gift of opportunity to those confronted with challenges they once faced.
About five decades later, the couple have supported through a gift to NUS, the establishment of the John & Lydia Ewing-Chow Bursary. The Bursary is for Law students who are financially strapped.
JOHN & LYDIA EWING-CHOW BURSARY (2011)
In 1963, Mr John Ewing-Chow met the lady who would become his wife in Lecture Theatre 1 in NUS’ Bukit Timah campus for their very first lecture. They were both studying Zoology at what was then the University of Singapore (NUS’ predecessor institution), she the daughter of a clerk, and he, the son of a missionary. Both of them were receiving bursaries.
Forty-eight years later, Mr and Mrs Ewing-Chow have set up a bursary at the Faculty of Science to help students who are facing challenges similar to the ones they had once faced. The Bursary is awarded to Life Science students who are financially strapped.
JOHN A TAMBYAH BURSARY (2012)
Dr John Anantharajah Tambyah passed away in 2011. He was a well respected endocrinologist who taught generations of medical students in Singapore. Dr Tambyah led the first National Diabetes Commission which produced Singapore’s first Clinical Practice Guideline. He helped establish the specialty of Diabetes Nurse Educators locally and also encouraged Allied Health Professionals such as Singapore’s first podiatrist. He chaired the Academy of Medicine’s Chapter of Physicians and was a genuine humanitarian who made an effort to help others even during the final stages of his illness.
The John A Tambyah Bursary was established to honour him and his contributions to the teaching and practice of medicine. His family contributed to the Bursary which helps needy Singaporean and Singapore PR students at NUS Medicine.
JUST EDUCATION BURSARY (2009)
The Just Education learning-centre has grown from strength to strength: from two students and a desk at a space in Jurong East, to a chain of 13 centres in Singapore and the region, serving more than 10,000 students with its tuition, enrichment programmes and publications. Its founder, Mr Desmond Peh, got his start tutoring children while tending to his family’s bookshop at Havelock Road in his youth. Mr Peh, a veteran publisher, educator and magician, is an alumnus of the NUS Executive MBA programme.
The Just Education Bursary supports financially disadvantaged students at the NUS Business School.