K H TAN BURSARY (2011)
Mr Tan Kwang Hwee, also known as K H Tan, is the Managing Director of Newsman Realty with close to 20 years of experience in real estate. A lack of formal training in architecture spurred him to learn more about the subject through self-study, which further fuelled his interest in architecture.
The K H Tan Bursary is available to all undergraduates at the School of Design & Environment based on financial need. In 2015, Mr Tan made an additional endowed gift to ensure that the Bursary is available for perpetuity.
K P NANDEY BURSARY (2015)
Born into a privileged family in Burdwan, he left India for the shores of Malaya where he became a law clerk and earned the respect of his colleagues in the profession. Amazingly,even lawyers turned to him for counsel. Mr K P Nandey also worked hard to give his four children the best educational opportunities and taught them valuable lessons in life.
The Bursary is supported by a gift from former President of the Republic of Singapore Mr S R Nathan to honour the memory of his father-in-law. It is awarded to needy students, with priority for those majoring in Law.
KAN THENG HEE BURSARY (2015)
The late Mr Kan Theng Hee was born on 21 December 1941 and enjoyed a happy childhood. As a young teenager he was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia – a rare disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system and leads to movement problems. There is still no treatment for this ailment today. Nevertheless, Mr Kan was stoic and brave, hopeful for a cure while coping with the pain and suffering of his degenerating disabilities. He passed away on 10 November 1984. His sister, Ms Kan Sou Tin, made an endowed gift to honour his indomitable spirit.
The Kan Theng Hee Bursary was established to help Singaporean undergraduates at NUS, giving preference to those with disabilities.
KEISHEL STUDY AWARD (2016)
Keishel Ventures is a private investment company in Singapore that has given to help future generations of students gain access to a world-class education. This art of giving is particularly heartwarming as it was initiated by parents of a current student.
The Keishel Study Award, named in recognition of this generous gift, is awarded to financially needy students at Yale-NUS College.
KEONG HONG HOLDINGS BURSARY (2014)
Listed on Catalist in December 2011 and transferred to the MainBoard of SGX on 2 August 2016, Keong Hong Holdings is involved in property development and building construction services Singapore and the Maldives. Its extensive portfolio of projects includes developments such as IBIS Hotel, Singapore Institute of Management, Martin Place Residences, The Parvis, Paterson Collection, Twin Waterfalls, SkyPark Residences, Park Hotel @ Alexandra Central, Jurong Gateway, Raffles Hospital Extension, The Residence Maldives and Kooddoo Airport in Maldives. The Company is committed to nurturing both our present talents and a future workforce as the strength of the industry depends on talented individuals.
This Gift supports a bursary awarded to a Singaporean undergraduate enrolled in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS.
KEPPEL BURSARY AT NUS (2011)
With a global footprint in over 30 countries, Keppel Corporation strives to be the provider of choice for solutions to the offshore and marine industries. It is committed to upscaling the economic potential of local communities through education and skills development, volunteerism and social investments.
To stay true to its mission of empowering lives and nurturing communities, it made a gift to support the education of financially disadvantaged undergraduate students at NUS UTown.
KEPPEL BURSARY FOR ENGINEERING (2013)
Wherever it operates, Keppel Corporation does its part to strengthen the economic and social capital of communities. This is done largely by empowering individuals with the requisite knowledge and skill sets, so they have the capacity, enterprise and know-how to contribute to the growth and development of their own communities.
Supported by a gift from Keppel Care Foundation, the Bursary is awarded to deserving students from the Faculty of Engineering.
KHOO TECK QUEE & TAN PHEK WAN BURSARY (2015)
Mr Khoo Teck Quee and his wife, Madam Tan Phek Wan led a frugal lifestyle, but thought nothing of donating generously to the community time and again. They were especially fond of supporting educational and healthcare causes, making it a point to help others in whatever way they could.
The legacy of putting others before self has left such a huge imprint that their children, the Khoo family, made a gift to establish this Bursary for students in financial difficulty, in memory of their parents.
KHOO TECK QUEE BURSARY (2013)
Mr Khoo Teck Quee was a rice merchant who was frugal with himself but invested in education for his children and donated freely to charity. His son Mr Khoo Hock Tin is following in his father’s footsteps by being a regular contributor to educational causes. He set up the Bursary to honour his father’s legacy of putting a premium on education to transform the next generation.
The Khoo Teck Quee Bursary is awarded to students in need of financial assistance at NUS.
KOO CHEE CHOONG AND CHOW SHOOK LIN MEDICAL BURSARY (2015)
NUS alumna, Dr Chow Shook Lin, is a family physician at her Friendship Clinic & Surgery in Jalan Bukit Merah. Dato’ Dr Koo Chee Choong, a cardiologist, practices at his own Koo Cardiac Clinic in Gleneagles Medical Centre. Understanding the challenges of juggling work and studies, Dato’ Dr Koo and Dr Chow made a gift to NUS to help financially underprivileged students who would otherwise have to take up part-time jobs to fund their medical education.
The Bursary, named in recognition of their gift, is established to assist financially needy students at NUS Medicine.
Private collection of Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew
KWA GEOK CHOO BURSARY (2011)
Madam Kwa Geok Choo led a life of many ‘firsts’. The first Asian woman to graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Law at Cambridge University (in 1949), she later co-founded Lee & Lee, which became one of Singapore’s biggest law firms. Born in 1920, Madam Kwa broke boundaries from a young age, but with quietude and dignity, which were to remain the hallmarks of her personality. She participated in the
tumultuous birth and progress of a nation as the wife of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The Kwa Geok Choo Bursary at the NUS Faculty of Law supports financially disadvantaged law students.
Excerpt and photograph originally published in A Legacy of Excellence: Named Professorships at NUS 2015.
KWAI FONG AND RAYMOND GOH BURSARY(2015)
Kwai Fong and Raymond are both alumni of NUS Business School where they had first met. They have been married for more than twenty years and have two teenage children. Kwai Fong is happily retired while Raymond is still working hard towards that goal. Since graduation in 1990, he has always worked in the fund management industry. As Raymond was a recipient of scholarships during his university days, they understand and appreciate the importance of financial aid in supporting higher education.
This Bursary, named in recognition of their gift, supports financially needy Singaporean students at the NUS Business School.
KWAN FOOK NGAH & KUM LAI YOKE BURSARY(2013)
As the founder of Chemicals & Machinery Pte Ltd (since 1974), and an alumnus of the NUS Faculty of Science, the late Mr Kwan Fook Ngah was an inspiring individual who taught us to work hard and persevere through adversity. Mdm Kum Lai Yoke initiated this Bursary in memory of her late husband to remind us that with a can-do attitude, you can achieve your dreams, regardless of circumstances.
The Kwan Fook Ngah & Kum Lai Yoke Bursary was established to recognise outstanding full-time undergraduate students in their second-year onwards at the Faculty of Science. Candidates majoring in Chemistry with excellent academic records are preferred.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE BURSARY @ UTOWN(2012)
Built in 1894, the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is a fine example of late 19th century Chinese temple courtyard architecture. The Temple was a place of refuge during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore. Today, it is still a beacon of hope — and unwavering provider of support — to the less fortunate.
The Bursary for NUS UTown is one of many acts of philanthropy by the Temple.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE BURSARY(2015)
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, located at Waterloo Street, is a popular place of worship for local devotees of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. The Temple is renowned for its philanthropic work, contributing generously to the needy and sick. It is also a generous supporter of education, handing out bursaries to disadvantaged students regardless of race or religion.
Among its long list of eponymous bursaries is the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Bursary at NUS Medicine, which supports financially disadvantaged students.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE STUDY AWARD(2013)
It is well known that the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is dedicated to the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. What is perhaps lesser known is that the Temple has for many decades now been offering unconditional help and support to the sick and less fortunate. Among its many acts of philanthropy are educational initiatives for the disadvantaged.
The Study Award is one example of how the Temple equips young people with top notch education that enables them to be engaged citizens with a keen social conscience.