PANDJI WISAKSANA BURSARY (2012)
Dr Pandji Wisaksana (Phan Wan Sin) was born in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1925. He is a successful entrepreneur and a true philanthropist. He served as the Lions Clubs District Governor of Indonesia from 1982 to 1983. Currently, he holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lions Club Indonesia Foundation. He believes everyone should do his/her Personal Social Responsibility. He does it by serving in a number of institutes and universities which focus on eye health and education.
This Bursary serves needy undergraduate students, with priority given to Indonesians.
PANG KO PO & WONG PEK YIT BURSARY (2009)
An anonymous donor was inspired to make a gift in honour of Mr Pang Ko Po and Madam Wong Pek Yit, dedicated parents of an NUS alumnus.
The Pang Ko Po & Wong Pek Yit Bursary is open to students in financially difficult circumstances.
PANG WEE KAR & TAN KAI MUI BURSARY (2013)
The couple came to Singapore in the 1940s. Mr Pang Wee Kar made a living largely away from home as a seaman while Madam Tan Kai Mui looked after the children. Without any prior formal education, she taught herself to read, instilled good moral values in her children and encouraged them to pursue quality education.
This Bursary provides financial aid for financially disadvantaged students, and is supported by a gift made in their honour.
PEH BOON POH BURSARY (2009)
The intrepid Peh Boon Poh, aged just 11, left his hometown of Anxi in China’s Fujian Province in search of a better life after both parents passed away. After years of hard work as a labourer in Singapore, he saved enough to open a small bookshop selling Chinese comics and stationery in Chin Swee Road. Eventually, that small venture grew into Shing Lee Publishers, a major educational publishing house.
Mr Peh’s son, Mr Peh Chin Hua, made a gift in 2009 to support this Bursary in honour of his father. This Bursary serves needy Singaporean undergraduates.
PEH CHIN HUA BURSARY (2003)
Mr Peh Chin Hua is a property developer with extensive business interests in China as the executive chairman of White Group. He was also the executive chairman of Dragon Land, a public-listed Singapore property developer in China. He joined the family business, Shing Lee Group, in the 1960s and helped diversified it from a small bookshop chain and publishing house to a major firm with investments in various ventures. He has maintained an ethos of service and giving, and has stayed active in the arts, labour unions and charities.
Mr Peh has committed to donate in support of two bursaries each year for financially disadvantaged undergraduates at the NUS Business School.
PEH CLAN ASSOCIATION KIEW SIAN KING BURSARY (2015)
The Peh Clan Association, whose founders hail from Anxi in China’s Fujian Province, was founded in 1933. The Association manages the Kiew Sian King Temple, which honours the deity brought from Anxi when the clan’s ancestors came to Singapore. The temple also runs a lion dance troupe to promote Chinese culture and unity among the clan.
This Bursary serves financially needy Singaporean undergraduates.
PEK CHENG CHUAN MEMORIAL BURSARY (2009)
During the Second World War, the late Mr Pek Cheng Chuan volunteered as a wartime driver/mechanic in China, doing his part for the resistance efforts despite having come to Singapore years earlier. After the war, he started a soya sauce factory, Tai Hua Food Industries, at Pearl’s Hill and later moved to its present premises at Jalan Besut. Over the years, it modernises its production processes leveraging on advanced technologies and quality control measures. Today, Tai Hua’s sauces and condiments are sold all over the world.
In honour of the late Mr Pek’s strong belief in 取之社会， 回馈社会, Tai Hua decided to donate to this Bursary to support financially underprivileged undergraduates.
PESI B DAVAR MEMORIAL BURSARY (1981)
Mr Pesi B Davar had a vision to provide for needy members of society. The businessman bequeathed a sizeable portion of his estate to educational and healthcare causes. The Pesi B Davar Memorial Bursary was set up in memory of Mr Davar, a prominent member of the local Parsee community to ensure that no students would be deprived of an education due to their financial circumstance.
The Bursary is awarded to needy students majoring in Business Administration, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Information Systems and Computer Science.
PETER S T LIM BURSARY (1993)
After graduating from Raffles College and the University of Malaya, Mr Peter S T Lim worked in various capacities before becoming Student Liaison Officer at the University of Singapore. He worked to improve student welfare and to ease their financial worries.
The Bursary was established by a gift from Mr David Ho (Class of ’72) through his company, Windmill International Pte Ltd. This gift by Mr Ho honours Mr Peter S T Lim for his warm friendship, mentorship and guidance during his time as an undergraduate and as a graduate student at the then University of Singapore. Mr Ho deeply respects and admires Mr Lim to this day, as a friend and is grateful for all he has done for him during his days at the University.
PHAN KAH FOH BURSARY (2008)
As a civil engineer, NUS alumnus Mr Phan Kah Foh contributed to the nascent infrastructure and architectural landscape of newly independent Singapore through key building projects such as the Singapore Changi Airport and HDB flats.
His legacy lives on through a bursary named in his honour. The Bursary is awarded to financially needy students, with priority for women majoring in Civil Engineering with the hope that more women would join the engineering field. This award is supported by a gift from the Phan Family to commemorate Mr Phan’s legacy.
PHARMACY 110TH ANNIVERSARY BURSARY(2015)
To mark its 110th birthday, the Department of Pharmacy established its first endowed bursary fund in 2015, raising a generous sum from alumni, staff, students, and friends in the space of a single month. The Department will continue to grow the fund to help its financially needy students complete their studies and pursue their goals.
The Pharmacy 110th Anniversary Bursary will be awarded to one student each year, with the eventual goal of supporting ten students a year. It may be given to the same student up to a maximum of four times.