ONCO CARE MEDICAL BURSARY (2015)
OncoCare Cancer Centre (OCC), is committed to providing the best available cancer care to its patients through expert, personalised treatments. Dr Tay, the co-founder of OCC and an NUS Medicine alumnus, was himself an undergraduate bursary recipient and understands the value of such assistance to those in need.
The Bursary, Dr Tay says, is a way to give back to the University while celebrating Singapore’s 50th anniversary. He hopes the recipients will, in turn, be inspired to pass on the kindness in future. This Bursary will provide assistance to financially disadvantaged students at NUS Medicine.
ONG CHENG CHOON AND PANG CHUAY LAI MEDICAL BURSARY (2015)
Dr Ong Cheng Choon and Madam Pang Chuay Lai are both NUS alumni. The duo own and run Parkson Medical Clinic & Surgery located in Potong Pasir. As the clinic has now established itself, they wanted to give back to their alma mater, specifically to help medical students who face the burden of the highest tuition fees.
The Bursary is awarded to financially needy students at NUS Medicine.
ONG CHO TEK MEMORIAL BURSARY
The Ong Cho Tek Memorial Bursary was established by the Estate of Ong Cho Tek. This Bursary is awarded to at least one needy second-year or final-year student who reads Geography as one of the two principal subjects in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
ONG GWAKE MENG BURSARY (2010)
Born in the Singapore of the 1930s under the Japanese Occupation, and married into a conservative family, Madam Ong Gwake Meng did not pursue her academic ambitions and settled into her role as dutiful member of her family. Despite the challenges of the time, she has always been warm and generous to all she met, regardless of status.
Her daughter, Ms Tay Sok Kian, a longtime staff of NUS, made a gift towards this Bursary in memory of her mother.
ONG PANG BOON BURSARY (2011)
Mr Ong Pang Boon, recognised as one of Singapore’s founding fathers, is inextricably linked to the history of modern Singapore. He is one of the pioneers of the multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-cultural nation that we take pride in today, and was described by the late Mr Lee Kwan Yew as steady, reliable and trustworthy. In his many roles in government, Mr Ong has touched and transformed key areas of Singapore society.
The Bursary for needy Singaporean and Malaysian students was established by a group of eminent citizens and prominent business leaders in honour of Mr Ong’s sterling leadership and principles.
ONG SEK PEK BURSARY (2015)
Throughout his life, the late Mr Ong Sek Pek believed that no one should be deprived of education just because he or she could not afford it. Like his grandfather and his father, he provided financial assistance to many needy and deserving students in all levels of education. Mr Ong founded the Ong Hin Tiang & Ong Sek Pek Foundation in 2009 just before his untimely death. The Foundation provides financial assistance for education, medical treatments and palliative care, and alleviating poverty.
The Ong Sek Pek Bursary was set up in memory of the late Mr Ong Sek Pek and to carry on his legacy. It provides full financial aid to a student throughout his or her five-year course at NUS Medicine.
ONG SIN SENG AND LIM SONG KIE BURSARY (2016)
The late Mr Ong Sin Seng was a successful Indonesian-born entrepreneur who moved to Singapore, along with his wife, Madam Lim Song Kie and their family, and established a successful precision manufacturing firm, First Engineering. Mr Ong was a generous and charitable man throughout his life, helping needy friends and relatives both in Singapore and Indonesia.
Madam Lim made a gift to NUS to commemorate her husband’s legacy of philanthropy, establishing a bursary fund to enable disadvantaged students to have a holistic university experience unimpeded by financial worries. In recognition of her gift, NUS established the Ong Sin Seng and Lim Song Kie Bursary which is awarded to financially needy undergraduates at NUS.