TAHIR BURSARY (2011)
Indonesian businessman and philanthropist Dr Tahir made his fortune in banking, property and healthcare. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Indonesia-based conglomerate Mayapada Group which also owns one of Indonesia’s biggest privately-held banks, Bank Mayapada.
But wealth for Dr Tahir has always been a means to do good, to provide healing and improve livelihoods. The Bursary provides much financial relief for students with financial needs.
TAKUYA NISHIDA-JEFFREY LEE BURSARY (2014)
Supported by an anonymous donor, this Bursary celebrates the spirit of giving back and deep friendship between Takuya Nishida and Jeffrey Lee. Both are long-time great friends who met each other during their university days. Having been recipients of scholarships and bursaries during their education, both are grateful for the financial assistance and opportunities given to them and the impact it has made on their lives.
The Gift is used to award bursaries to Singaporean and Singapore PR undergraduates, who are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering.
TAN CHAY BING BURSARY (2011)
The late Mr Tan Chay Bing was the eldest son of Mr Tan Kah Kee — eminent entrepreneur, philanthropist, community leader and educationist. Mr Tan Chay Bing shared his father’s commitment to education and to help those who are in need. In his lifetime, he contributed funds to schools and universities.
The Tan Chay Bing Education Fund (Trust Fund) was set up by Mdm Ong Soh Guat in his memory to continue the work that he started and to ensure that education is affordable and available to those who need it most. The Fund is a reflection of Mr Tan Chay Bing’s ongoing and passionate support of education, providing both bursaries and scholarships for numerous educational organisations in Singapore.
TAN CHEW CHAR BURSARY (2013)
Prominent Chinese community leader in Singapore and China in the 1930s, the late Mr Tan Chew Char strongly believed in the Confucian adage that “what is taken from the community is to be used for the good of the community”.
His grandson Dr Freddie Tan, an SDE alumnus, made a gift to SDE in his honour. NUS established the Tan Chew Char Bursary which is awarded to up to two needy Singaporean students reading the Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) at the Department of Building annually.
TAN CHEW CHAR GRANT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES(2015)
Should one walk through the doors of mercy of the many homes for the aged, hospices and asylums for the mentally challenged, it will become evident that our society needs more young and active Singaporeans to take up the cause of the poor, lonely and forgotten. Mr Tan Chew Char’s grandson, Dr Freddie Tan (’96), made a gift in honour of his late grandfather to encourage students who take up this cause. Dr Tan wishes to pass on the spirit of ‘Love thy neighbour’ so as to build a stronger Singapore for tomorrow.
This Grant supports financially needy students residing in USP – Cinnamon College who major in Social Sciences and are actively contributing to society.
TAN CHWEE HUAT MEMORIAL BURSARY (2014)
For more than 35 years, the late Professor Tan Chwee Huat of the Department of Management & Organisation was a devoted teacher, astute scholar and key member of the NUS Business School. In his time as the Dean, from 1985 to 1990, he was a driving force behind the School’s growth and expansion. His warmth and generosity, as a mentor and educator, are fondly remembered by colleagues and students.
After he passed away in 2011, the faculty, staff and friends of NUS Business School established an endowed bursary fund to honour Professor Tan’s devotion to education and his distinguished service to the School. This Bursary is awarded to needy business undergraduates.
TAN EAN KIAM FOUNDATION BURSARY (2011)
The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation was established in 1956 through a bequest left by the late Mr Tan Ean Kiam, an eminent rubber tycoon, banker and philanthropist. The descendants of Mr Tan are steadfast in honouring his service to the community, especially through supporting education for the underprivileged. Mr Tan’s legacy is manifested in many ways; one prime example being the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation Bursary for deserving Duke-NUS medical students.
The Bursary established by Duke-NUS Medical School with a gift from the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation, enables Singaporean or Permanent Resident students from financially disadvantaged families to attain a medical education which unlocks opportunities for a brighter tomorrow.
TAN EAN KIAM KENT RIDGE BURSARY (2009)
Colonial-era philanthropist, banker and rubber magnate Mr Tan Ean Kiam was an energetic man brimming with passion for social and political causes. He gave generously to Xiamen University in his home province of Fujian, China, and made suggestions to improve the region’s transport infrastructure. The Tan Ean Kiam Foundation, incorporated in 1956, channels his estate to health, education and arts causes.
The Tan Ean Kiam Kent Ridge Bursary/Grant is awarded to students in need of financial assistance who have demonstrated passion and commitment to Kent Ridge Hall through their leadership/participation in various Hall activities.
TAN EAN KIAM MEDICAL BURSARY(2015)
Mr Tan Ean Kiam became a successful rubber magnate and banker despite having little formal education. He was among the group of Hokkien merchants who established the Oversea Chinese Bank. He led a merger with two other banks to ensure its survival, and its metamorphosis into Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC). Upon his passing, Mr Tan left a sizeable bequest to the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation, which funds various charitable causes including educational projects.
The Tan Ean Kiam Medical Bursary is awarded to undergraduate medical students in financial difficulty.
TAN EAN KIAM STUDY AWARD (2014)
Aged only 18, Mr Tan Ean Kiam came to Singapore with his father in 1899. He became a leading rubber magnate and banker, and channelled his wealth for the betterment of the local Chinese community and the promotion of education to the masses.
Under the leadership of Mr Tan’s grandson, Mr Tan Keng Soon, the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation continues to be a platform to groom youths into tomorrow’s leaders. The Study Award honours the legacy of a man who saw it as his duty to give back to society.
TAN ENG LIANG BURSARY (2012)
Veteran Olympian water polo player Dr Tan Eng Liang had a rich and varied career that saw him wearing many hats in different arenas. A Chemistry alumnus and former NUS staff member, Dr Tan was the first local Rhodes Scholar from Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, earning a doctorate from Oxford University, UK. He is most well-known for his contributions to Singapore’s sporting scene and is currently the vice- president of Singapore National Olympic Council. Despite his extraordinary success, old friends credit Dr Tan for remaining committed and humble.
The Tan Eng Liang Bursary, supported by an endowed gift from Dr Tan, is available to needy Singaporean undergraduates majoring in Chemistry or Life Sciences at the Faculty of Science.
TAN HAN BOON BURSARY (2014)
Growing up, Mr Tan Chong Huat had a front row seat to his father’s generosity of heart and spirit. From humble origins in Malaysia, his father moved to Singapore alone in search of a better life and self- realisation. He found success as a husband, father and businessman. Throughout his life he never wavered in helping the less privileged as he deemed it as an honour to be able to help.
Mr Tan, an NUS Law alumnus, has supported NUS with the establishment of the Tan Han Boon Bursary to honour the legacy of his father who imbued in him the importance of industry, character, family, ethics, and most importantly, the joy of giving from one’s heart.
TAN JOO KEE BURSARY (1991)
This Bursary was made possible by a donation from the Estate of Mr Tan Joo Kee. When Mr Tan’s widow Madam Eveleen Goodenough passed away, proceeds from her Estate were also donated to the same Bursary.
TAN MOK KOON BURSARY (2016)
Mr. Tan Mok Koon graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering in 1983. At CSE Systems & Engineering Ltd, he rose through the ranks to become the Managing Director. He was later the Managing Director, and then Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of CSE Global.
In 2015, he set up the Tan Mok Koon Charity Fund. In 2016, the Fund donated a gift to NUS, which provides bursaries to any Singaporean NUS undergraduates enrolled in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or Psychology.
TAN SAU FUN BURSARY (2011)
Dr Tan Sau Fun joined the Chemistry Department in 1960 and had the distinguished honour of being the first woman full Professor in Chemistry ever appointed in NUS. Remembered fondly as a very caring and concerned teacher, she was also a most effective and efficient lecturer. Prof Tan was also outstanding as an academic and research supervisor.
When she passed away in 2011, students and alumni came together with her family to establish an endowed bursary fund to honour and commemorate the memory of her life as well as her contributions to Science and Chemistry. This Fund currently supports two needy Chemistry students with bursaries each year.
TAN SIAK KEW BURSARY (1979)
Mr Tan Siak Kew was a prominent business leader, philanthropist and pillar of the Singapore community in the 1950s. He was active in public service, serving as President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and as the Chairman of the Singapore Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan. Mr Tan was also Singapore’s first Ambassador to Thailand.
The Tan Siak Kew Bursary is supported by the Tan Siak Kew Scholarship Endowed Fund, and is awarded to financially disadvantaged NUS undergraduates.
TANG WAN LIN BURSARY(2012)
The onset of World War Two dashed her dream of pursuing education beyond her primary school years. However, Madam Tang Wan Lin not only provided an environment for her children to succeed but also made a positive impact on members from her community. She was known in her neighbourhood for her selflessness and kindness.
The Bursary is supported by a gift from her family to assist undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Business School.
TANG WEE LOKE BURSARY (2014)
Mr Tang Wee Loke is Independent Director of UOB-Kay Hian Holdings Limited. He retired from stockbroking at the age of 60. He believes in supporting people who are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams.
He established the Tang Wee Loke Bursary to help financially disadvantaged students pursue an undergraduate education at the University.
TAY LAI HEE BURSARY (2012)
Mr Tay Lai Hee was the only member in his family to have the opportunity to pursue a tertiary education. Although World War II interrupted his studies at the Hong Kong University, he never forgot the importance of education. He ensured that all his children — including his daughters — went as far as they wanted, and could, academically.
To honour his belief in education for all, regardless of gender, his daughter, Ms Tay Sok Kian, established this Bursary, which supports financially needy engineering students.
TAY TECK ENG DENTAL BURSARY (2007)
The late Tan Sri Dr Tay Teck Eng would have dropped out of college if not for the generosity of a stranger who paid for his dental course fees in full. Dr Tay went on to break the cycle of poverty, leading a successful life and living out his belief in giving back to society, especially to education. He played a role in establishing the School of Dentistry at the University of Malaya.
The Tay Teck Eng Dental Bursary is awarded to up to two needy students at the Faculty of Dentistry. The Bursary is supported by gifts from family and friends of Dr Tay who celebrate his life and values.
TEMBUSU PARTNERS BURSARY (2013)
Tembusu Partners is a private equity investment firm investing in growth-stage companies. Headquartered in Singapore, the company’s primary geographical markets are within Emerging Asia, comprising of China, India and Southeast Asia.
The Bursary invests in the leaders of tomorrow by ensuring that deserving students are admitted based on ability and not financial means.
TEO HONG MEDICAL BURSARY (2015)
The late Mr Teo Hong was a master carpenter from the Fujian Province, China. Equipped with carpentry skills, he set up a construction company in Singapore. He became a trusted contractor of the British colonial government and won numerous tenders, including Fullerton Building and the National Museum. After establishing himself in his career, he gave back faithfully to society.
His great granddaughter has made a gift in his memory. NUS has established the Teo Hong Medical Bursary to help financially needy students at NUS Medicine in the hope that the recipients will continue to give back to society.
TEO LAI SENG BURSARY (2015)
Mr Teo Lai Seng has some four decades of engagement in the telecommunications industry. In 1982, the Singaporean entrepreneur founded Folec Communications, a key provider of telecoms systems and networks to government and enterprises throughout the region. Folec was eventually acquired by Keppel group to become its subsidiary and was renamed Keppel Communications.
Currently, Mr Teo is President of ROOTS Communications, a solutions provider for wireless telecom engineering, system integration and enterprise solutions. ROOTS serve as a main contractor to major telcooperators, mass transit firms and enterprises. Mr Teo enjoys interacting with young people and encouraging their dynamism and aspirations. This Bursary, named in honour of Mr Teo, supports needy undergraduates at the NUS Business School.
TERENCE KHOO MEDICAL BURSARY (1972)
A photojournalist, Mr Terence Khoo was tragically killed while covering the Vietnam War in 1972. Aged only 35 at the time, he had bequeathed one-third of his insurance money to the University of Singapore, with stipulated funds going towards medical students from low income families.
The Bursary for needy medical undergraduate students is Mr Khoo’s legacy of making a difference in people’s lives.
THE COCOA TREES BURSARY (2014)
Delighting customers is the specialty of this home-grown premier chocolate brand The Cocoa Trees. The thriving confectionery business has also clinched a plethora of prestigious enterprise and excellence awards. Beyond its sweet success, The Cocoa Trees is also in the business of spreading goodwill and fulfilling hopes and dreams.
The Bursary is supported by a gift from Mr Paul Loo and Mrs Esther Loo of The Cocoa Trees for financially disadvantaged students.
THE JAMES AND MEI LOH STUDY LOAN FUND (2015)
Dr James C M Loh graduated from the first batch of BBA students of the NUS Business School, and holds a PhD in Marketing. He helped to pioneer tertiary distance learning in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He now runs his own education consultancy.
Dr Loh set up this expanding Study Loan Fund and hopes that recipients will not only be helped financially, but will also learn responsibility as they repay their loan regularly so that others may also be helped.
THE NGEE ANN KONGSI BURSARY (2010)
Founded by prominent Teochews in 1845, Ngee Ann Kongsi quickly focused on developing educational opportunities to upgrade the well-being of the community. Over the years, the Kongsi has strongly supported many of the endeavours at NUS.
The NUS UTown model of offering a multi-disciplinary academic programme in a residential college setting has received endorsement from the Ngee Ann Kongsi. This Bursary is awarded to financially disadvantaged Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents studying and residing at NUS UTown.
THE SILENT ENVIRONMENT BURSARY (2011)
From a humble background, Mr Teng Ngiek Lian rose to achieve a measure of success. He attributes much of his success to the mentorship and assistance rendered to him along the way. Mr Teng founded The Silent Foundation as a charity in 2010. The Foundation gets its name from its commitment to helping the ‘silent sufferers’ who have been overlooked by society and find themselves without a voice. This includes animals, the environment, as well as the needy or disadvantaged.
The Bursary provides financial assistance to needy undergraduates who have gained admission into the Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme at NUS. Preference is given to those residing at NUS UTown.
THE WILLIAMS LOAN FUND (2009)
Renowned cardiologist Dr Robert Sanders Williams became the founding Dean of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in 2005 where he held the position until Academic Year 2007/2008. Dr Williams believes firmly in the importance of graduate medical education. His efforts were key in developing Duke-NUS into a medical school dedicated to innovation and leadership by its graduate students and faculty, and recognised as among the best in the world.
In his honour, Duke-NUS has established The Williams Loan Fund, which will extend loans to financially needy students at the school.
THOMSON SHIN MIN FOUNDATION BURSARY(2013)
The Thomson Shin Min Foundation came into being in 1993, after the closure of the Thomson Shin Min Public School. Its overriding goal is to render assistance to the needy and elderly. Over the years, it has also generously donated to NUS in support of students experiencing financial struggles.
The Bursary is an extension of the Foundation’s commitment to help students in need.
TLH BURSARY (2016)
Madam Te Lay Hoon (TLH) is one of the founding Executive Directors of Singaporean food and coffee manufacturer Super Group Ltd. What started as small coffee packaging set-up in 1987 has grown to become a regional household brand, with its products widely distributed in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. Madam Te, a mother of three, oversees the Human Resource function at the Company.
This Bursary, supported by a gift from Super Group Ltd, is named in honour of Madam Te. It will be awarded to Singaporean undergraduates in need of financial assistance.
TOH CHIN CHYE STUDY AWARD (2013)
A founding father of modern Singapore, Dr Toh Chin Chye served his country in various capacities, including as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Science and Technology, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Singapore. He was instrumental in establishing the University’s faculties of engineering and architecture, and initiated the move of the University campus from Bukit Timah to Kent Ridge.
Supported by individuals and corporations, the Study Award is a tribute to Dr Toh’s sterling service to Singapore and commitment to the cause of education.
TOH KIAN CHUI BURSARY (2002)
Philanthropist and businessman Mr Toh Kian Chui started Swee Constructions, which paved the first runway at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Because of his generous contributions to numerous charities, the Singapore government bestowed upon him the Public Service Star and the Public Service Medal. A true role model, Mr Toh demonstrated diligence, resilience and determination. The Toh Kian Chui Foundation is named after him.
The Toh Kian Chui Bursary will support eligible students at NUS Medicine for each year of their study.
TOM & NAN ELLIOTT PHARMACY BURSARY (2014)
Professor Thomas Harold Elliott and Professor Annie Bann Elliott — affectionately known to family and friends as Tom and Nan — made great contributions to the development of higher education in Singapore. Tom was the first professor of Pharmaceutics in 1960, and the first Director of the School of Pharmacy at the then-University of Singapore, while his wife, Nan, was a lecturer of physiology at the University of Singapore who taught Pharmacy students before becoming a professor of physiology at Nanyang University. He passed away in 1977, while she passed away in the UK in September 2013.
In their memory, Pharmacy alumni and friends raised funds for the Tom & Nan Elliott Pharmacy Bursary which supports financially disadvantaged Pharmacy students.
TOMMY KOH BURSARY (2011)
Exuding warmth and sincerity, Professor Tommy Koh is held in high esteem by people from all walks of life. The former Dean of NUS Law School and current Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has shared that he had the good fortune of being endowed with a scholarship to study law at the prestigious Harvard University. Without the scholarship, his middle-class parents would have found it a very heavy burden indeed.
To honour Prof Koh’s contributions to NUS and Singapore, Mr Francis Ng and Mrs Madeleine Ng, parents of an NUS Law graduate, have supported through their gift, the establishment of the Tommy Koh Bursary.
TOOTH FAIRY BURSARY (2015)
The Tooth Fairy Bursary gets its name from the fabled tooth fairy. In western and some asian societies, a child places his/her baby tooth that was removed by a dentist or dropped off naturally under his/her pillow before going to sleep. A parent will tell the child that a tooth fairy will place a small amount of money under the pillow and when the child wakes up he/she will receive the reward.
The Tooth Fairy Bursary supports up to four deserving, financially needy undergraduate students at the Faculty of Dentistry and is available for perpetuity. The Bursary is supported by a gift from an alumnus, who wishes to remain anonymous.