M & G BURSARY (2013)
Mr Teo Kee Meng and Ms Ho Gek Hua, Faculty of Science alumni, are longtime supporters of the Faculty’s students. Mr Teo founded dialysis services firm Renalcare and specialty healthcare firm Transmedic, and has a comprehensive grasp of the medical specialty industry in Singapore and across Southeast Asia.
The M & G Bursary, supported by a gift from Mr Teo Kee Meng, stands for Mercy & Grace. The Bursary supports needy students at the Faculty of Science, with preference for Year 1 students.
M C K SVASTI BURSARY (1980)
Dr M C K Svasti was a Chemistry lecturer at the University of Malaya in the 1950s which were the years before Singapore’s Independence. He was one of the first lecturers appointed to the University. Despite research support being scarce, Dr Svasti’s still managed to publish a number of scientific and technical articles on various subjects, such as chemistry techniques and food chemistry. This exemplified his resourcefulness and dedication to his field of study.
The M C K Svasti Bursary is awarded to honours year undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry.
MAHATMA GANDHI BURSARY (1981)
As a tribute to the icon who relentlessly and peacefully campaigned for India’s independence, the Gandhi Centenary Celebrations Committee of Singapore fundraised to launch the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Bursary. This Bursary was made possible through the gifts of many prominent individuals from the Indian community in Singapore.
The Bursary is awarded to students from a financially disadvantaged background.
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY BURSARY (2015)
Malaysia and Singapore have long been important partners in trade and commerce, education, culture and other areas. An international education, with an Asian perspective, at NUS will both help Malaysian students be future-ready for the challenges of tomorrow and continue to grow the relationship between the two nations and their people.
The Malaysian Community Bursary was established to provide support for Malaysian undergraduates studying at NUS who are facing financial difficulty. The following sub-named awards were also established:
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY – KAU AH KENG MEMORIAL BURSARY
The late Professor Kau Ah Keng had an illustrious career at NUS Business School spanning more than four decades. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Prof Kau was described by many as humble, friendly and caring. After his passing, a group of family and friends came together to fundraise in his memory.
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY – NG KENG HOOI BURSARY
Mr Ng Keng Hooi is well-known in the insurance arena and has held several key appointments. He made a gift to NUS to help financially disadvantaged students.
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY – WONG KIEN KEONG BURSARY
Dr Wong Kien Keong has practised law regionally, founded local law firms and held key management positions globally throughout his legal career. With his gift to NUS, he hopes to inspire students to make a difference in the world by remaining adventurous, hungry and curious throughout their lives.
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY – YEO TIN FOO BURSARY
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY – LIM PU LEH BURSARY
MALAYSIAN COMMUNITY – YEO GEOK LIN BURSARY
All made possible by ardent alumni donors in honour of family members and to remember their Malaysian roots. They hope to help young fellow Malaysians who are financially challenged to pursue their NUS degrees and launch their careers successfully.
MAPLETREE BURSARY (2012)
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (Mapletree) is a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore with operations in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US. Driven by a strong belief that access to education should not be limited to those who can afford it, Mapletree has contributed sizeable gifts to the endowment funds of six Singapore universities, including NUS, to generate more than 90 bursaries annually. Beyond education, Mapletree is also an avid supporter of the arts, communities and healthcare.
The Mapletree Bursary provides financial aid to needy students from any course of study.
MBBS CLASS OF 1981 BURSARY (2011)
In 2010, the MBBS Class of 1981 started actively raising funds to help medical students in financial need so that these students can focus on their studies fully rather than worrying about finances.
As alumnus Professor John Wong puts it, “We are who we are because of NUS. NUS allowed us to become doctors and have the careers we’ve enjoyed for more than 30 years. If we don’t help, who will?” This Bursary will lend a helping hand to financially disadvantaged students at NUS Medicine.
MBBS CLASS OF 1985 BURSARY (2015)
The MBBS Class of 1985 celebrated its 30th anniversary on 16 August 2015. Beyond the usual festivities, alumni from the Class wanted to establish a class legacy that would help those in need. They banded together to raise funds to support a bursary that will be awarded to the next generation of doctors.
The MBBS Class of 1985 Bursary lends a financial helping hand to needy students at NUS Medicine so that they may pursue their studies without having to worry about financial resources.
MBBS CLASS OF 1987 BURSARY (2015)
As part of the NUS Medicine’s efforts to galvanise alumni support for giving back to the School, Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Associate Professor Lee Kheng Hock volunteered to champion the establishment of a class bursary.
Together, they launched a successful fundraising campaign and promoted the spirit of giving among their former classmates. It resulted in the establishment of the MBBS Class of 1987 Bursary to help financially underprivileged NUS Medicine students.
ME90 BURSARY (2016)
The NUS Mechanical Engineering Class of 1990 (ME90) celebrated their 25th class anniversary in 2015. To commemorate this special occasion, the classmates, led by Mr Lim Kay Teck, raised funds to establish the ME90 Bursary. By giving back to community, the ME90 class hopes to inspire future and current Mechanical Engineering graduates to do the same.
The Bursary is awarded to financially disadvantaged students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.
MHC ASIA GROUP BURSARY (2014)
MHC Asia Group is a leading health technology company with Southeast Asia’s first web-based system which connects corporate clients, insurers and health providers. This web-based system manages healthcare cost and effectively profiles the health of its members and workforce through big data analysis. The Group’s effectiveness is evident in its network of over 1200 panel clinics in Singapore, 800 in Malaysia and growing footprints in Indonesia, the Philippines and Hong Kong.
In a pledge to give back to the society, MHC Asia Group has made an endowed gift to NUS to support a bursary for the financially needy undergraduates at NUS Medicine.
MIZUHO BURSARY (2009)
Mizuho Bank has had a footprint in Singapore, in the form of a legacy predecessor, for more than four decades. Its parent Mizuho Financial group is one of Japan’s largest financial service providers, serving corporate clients through financing, cash management and treasury functions. To strengthen its local roots and to connect with the community, Mizuho Singapore set up an endowed fund in 2009 to benefit needy students. To date, its bursaries and scholarships have supported more than 45 students at the NUS Business School.
This Bursary serves financially disadvantaged Business undergraduates.
MR & MRS LEE WAI KIN BURSARY (2016)
As the father of nine children, Mr Lee Wai Kin could scarcely afford to buy schoolbooks nor give them pocket money for lunch. Yet, firm in the belief of the importance of education, he would painstakingly copy out borrowed texts by candlelight using a typewriter for his children. His commitment to his children’s education was pivotal to their lives.
In honour of his late parents, Mr Lee Kok Wah made an endowed gift to establish the Mr and Mrs Lee Wai Kin Bursary. The Bursary will provide up to four awards to needy FASS undergraduates.
MRS SINGAPORE BURSARY (2006)
A non-profit organisation, the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S) was established in 1999 with the twin objectives of promoting materials science to researchers in Singapore, and publicising the niche capabilities of local researchers regionally and beyond.
The MRS Singapore Bursary is awarded to needy students from the Faculty of Science.