R JUMABHOY BURSARY (1965)
Mr R Jumabhoy, India-born businessman and patriarch of the Jumabhoy family business, originally traded in cotton yarn, wheat flour and spices, before eventually prospering in real estate. The Jumabhoy family was a trendsetter and trailblazer, starting Singapore’s first food court in a shopping mall, and creating the country’s first branded serviced apartments. Apart from being a successful businessman, Mr Jumabhoy contributed extensively to the community, serving in honorary capacity in multiple organisations in pre-and-post war Singapore.
The Bursary is open to female medical students requiring financial assistance.
R KANAGASUNTHERAM BURSARY (2010)
The late Professor Ragunathar Kanagasuntheram was a respected and inspirational teacher and mentor to thousands of students at the NUS Department of Anatomy. He was also the first Asian to occupy the Chair of Anatomy in 1962. Prof Kanagasuntheram retired in 1979. In 1981, he was conferred an Emeritus Professorship by NUS — the first of its kind at the University.
In his honour, the Department of Anatomy successfully raised funds for the R Kanagasuntheram Bursary to help financially needy NUS medical and dental undergraduates.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI BURSARY (2015)
Raffles Hall is one of NUS’ oldest residence halls. With funds raised by the Hall, the Raffles Hall Alumni Bursary Fund was established to disburse bursary awards to needy students.
The fundraising effort was spearheaded by founding President of the Raffles Hall Association Mr Sonny Yuen, who said, “The fundraiser was a meaningful way to celebrate our long-cherished ties with Raffles Hall, and to contribute to a worthy cause to enable future students to similarly enjoy a fulfilling Raffles Hall experience as we had.” The following sub-named awards were also established:
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – GLOBALWIDE INTERNATIONAL BURSARY
Ms Rebecca Ng Tze Bee co-founded Globalwide International Pte Ltd, an interior contracting firm, in 2006. She stayed at Raffles Hall from 1985 to 1988. It was a period of tremendous growth and development — both socially and professionally. She hopes her gift will allow her juniors to have the same experience.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – LEE SONG LIN BURSARY
Hailing from a humble family, Mr Lee Song Lin graduated in 1974 with a Mechanical Engineering degree with support from a Merit Scholarship from the State. Mr Lee believes in assisting the needy at their point of greatest need and thus made a gift to this bursary.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – LEE SOO ANN BURSARY
An Honorary Senior Fellow at the NUS Department of Economics, Dr Lee Soo Ann has a long and special connection to NUS. One of his earliest appointments was as Hall Master of Raffles Hall from 1970 to 1973, and he made a gift to commemorate that memory.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – PIONEERS OF RH BURSARY
Prior to moving to Kent Ridge in 1984, Raffles Hall started off at Nassim Road in 1958. 29 pioneer alumni who stayed at the Hall during its time at Nassim, have coalesced to remember the good times and to help disadvantaged current residents of the Hall.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – SARASVATHY KANAGASABAI BURSARY
A Sri Lankan-born Malaysian, Madam Sarasvathy Kanagasabai was raised by relatives in pre-war Malaya. She was a staunch believer of education and inculcated the values of hard work and integrity in all her seven children. This Bursary honours the life of an exemplary mother.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – SCRC BURSARY
The Senior Common Room Committee (SCRC) is formed by Resident Fellows who meet regularly to make plans to augment residential life. The Resident Fellows are academics, executives or professional staff of the University who live and interact with students at the Hall. The sub-named Bursary recognises their contributions.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – SPIRIT OF THE 80s BURSARY
A group of 32 Raffles Hall alumni from the 1980s hold dear their memories formed at the Hall. They collectively contributed to this Bursary to keep the spirit of excellence and unity of the Hall alive.
RAFFLES HALL ALUMNI – STEVEN TAN BURSARY
The first Raffles Hall Manager, Mr Steven Tan, served the Hall from its beginnings at Nassim Road in 1958, to its relocation to the Kent Ridge campus and up till his retirement in 2000. The warmth, patience, resourcefulness and hospitality of Mr Tan is fondly remembered through this sub-named Bursary.
RAFFLES QUAY ASSET MANAGEMENT STUDY GRANT (2014)
Raffles Quay Asset Management (RQAM) was established in 2001 to manage and market projects jointly developed by Cheung Kong Property Holdings, Hongkong Land and Keppel Land — three of Asia’s most experienced property developers. RQAM manages two premium developments in Singapore’s new downtown at Marina Bay – One Raffles Quay (ORQ) and Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC).
Through supporting the RQAM Study Grant, RQAM hopes to nurture the next generation of business leaders and to bring about a lasting and meaningful impact on the community. The Study Grant is awarded to full-time Singaporean undergraduates undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) programme. Each Study Grant is tenable for up to three years from the academic year in which it is awarded.
REBECCA SAM KWAI HIM MEMORIAL BURSARY (2010)
Coming from a family who struggled financially, Ms Rebecca Sam Kwai Him was deprived of educational opportunities. But she still left such a vivid and positive impression on NUS alumnus Mr Lam Kun Kin that he made a gift in her honour — “a very dear auntie” who guided and mentored him throughout his formative years. Never once wavering in her support, she inspired him to overcome daunting circumstances and excel academically.
The Rebecca Sam Kwai Him Memorial Bursary is awarded to financially disadvantaged students pursuing their undergraduate studies.
REGINALD QUAHE MEMORIAL BURSARY (1977)
He always had a sunny disposition, dispensing advice and encouragement whenever needed. As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Bursar of the University of Singapore, Mr Reginald Quahe was directly involved in the development of the institution and the well-being of its students. He was compassionate and had the uncanny ability to interact and journey with students both as their mentor and friend. His legacy looms large in the annals of the University.
This Bursary for needy students was established with a gift made in his memory by the University of Singapore Academic Staff Union back in 1977.
RINESH AND NISHAL BHULLAR MEDICAL BURSARY (2010)
Siblings Rinesh Singh Bhullar and Nishal Kaur Bhullar were aspiring doctors who passed away at a young age. Rinesh (1979 – 2003) was a final year medical student at the University of Melbourne, completing a rural health posting in the countryside in Victoria. His sister, Nishal (1982 – 2008) was a first- year Resident Medical Officer at the Western General Hospital in Footscray, Victoria, Australia.
The Rinesh and Nishal Bhullar Medical Bursary is supported by a gift made in loving memory by parents Dr & Mrs Pritam Singh. This gift commemorates their lives and helps financially needy medical undergraduates at NUS Medicine.
“No matter what happens in life, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed a new path will open only for you. Be thankful.”
ROLAND NG BURSARY (2015)
Mr Roland Ng has been Tat Hong Holdings’ Group CEO & Managing Director since 25 October 1991. He also sits on the board of several SGX-listed companies. Mr Ng is actively involved in various charities and was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2002 and the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2010.
Mr Ng believes strongly in education philanthropy and paying it forward. In recognition of a gift from him, NUS established the Roland Ng Bursary to help needy Singaporean undergraduates enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering. Mr Ng hopes that the Bursary will provide disadvantaged students with access to education.