W&Y HOLDING BURSARY (2014)
W & Y Holding is engaged in diverse business ventures, including commodity trading, financial market investments and private equity. Its chairman, Mr Wang Ke, is an alumnus of the NUS Business School’s Asia Pacific Executive MBA (Chinese) programme, which he completed in 2014.
Mr Wang also serves on international business associations, such as the Guangdong International Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore Guangdong Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Mr Wang made a gift to support financially needy second-year Business undergraduates. The W&Y Holding Bursary was established in recognition of his gift.
WAN BOO SOW & ANNIE TAN BURSARY (2009)
Born into an impoverished immigrant family, Mr Wan Boo Sow (1918 – 1992) through perseverance overcame difficulties to qualify as a pharmacist who subsequently established the leading insecticide brand Ridsect. His wife, Madam Annie Tan (1922 – 2006), the English-educated daughter of a bookkeeper, in addition to raising and caring for their children, helped him in various ways in his businesses. To honour their parents, their children established The Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund Limited through which they give to charitable causes in his name and in their memory.
This Bursary for financially disadvantaged students is supported by The Wan Boo Sow Charity Fund Limited.
WDES-FDI WORLD DENTAL FEDERATION BURSARY (2009)
The World Dental Education Society (WDES) was founded by University of Malaya in Singapore alumnus, Dr Choo Teck Chuan. The society is part of Federation Dentaire lnternationale (FDI), an international organisation of dental professionals from around the world. In 2009, WDES made an endowed gift to the NUS Faculty of Dentistry to support dentistry students from low-income families.
The WDES-FDI World Dental Federation Bursary provides financial support for up to two deserving Singaporean deserving dentistry students annually in perpetuity.
WEARNES BURSARY (2011)
WBL Corporation Limited (“WBL”), founded in 1906, is one of Singapore’s most recognisable centennial corporations well known for its many businesses and brands across decades. Today, WBL’s key business activities include property, engineering and distribution, as well as manufacturing. While striving for business excellence, WBL also channels support towards sports, youth and the underprivileged. In 2011, WBL contributed to the Wearnes Bursary to champion equal developmental opportunities and foster a passion for learning. In May 2013, WBL became a subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed United Engineers Limited which was founded in 1912 and is one of Singapore’s pioneer companies that played an integral role in the physical and economic transformation of the country.
The Bursary is supported by a gift from Wearnes for tomorrow’s generation of change makers.
WILMAR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY (2011)
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, Wilmar International Limited is Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Its integrated agribusiness model encompasses the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity processing business, from cultivation, processing, merchandising to manufacturing branded agricultural products. It has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering some 50 countries. The Group has a multinational workforce of about 92,000 people. Wilmar is also committed to environmental and social stewardship. This includes adopting sustainable and responsible business practices, and nurturing and empowering local communities through various educational initiatives.
The Bursary is supported by a gift from Wilmar International and is awarded to financially disadvantaged undergraduates studying at NUS UTown.
WINDMILL INTERNATIONAL BURSARY (1993)
Mr David Ho (Class of ’72) gave up a banking career to chart his own course, starting Windmill International Pte Ltd, an industrial bulk commodities trading and logistical company. He is grateful for the opportunity of a tertiary education at the then University of Singapore and the many friends, tutors and mentors, who had moulded him to be what he is today. He is a fervent believer in equal opportunities for all, especially in the realm of education.
His gift to NUS to support this Bursary for needy students is born out of his passion to help the less privileged to rise above their circumstances and succeed in life. He hopes others will also follow in his footsteps to pay forward and support our alma mater.
WINNER ENGINEERING PTE LTD BURSARY(2013)
A specialist in the design and installation of centralised air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation systems, Winner Engineering Pte Ltd was established in 1975 with a humble beginning doing basic contracts and installations, to a current modern team of various M&E trade specialities.
With the intention to contribute back to the society, the company, through the Bursary, wishes to open the door to educational opportunities for enterprising students requiring financial assistance.
WINNING INTERNATIONAL BURSARY(2013)
After several years of success in the world bulk- shipping industry as Winning Shipping, the Winning International Group was established in Singapore in 2010 to integrate various businesses from shipping, ship owning and chartering, and ship management to logistics and resource exploration. Since then, it has blossomed into a global company with offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Qingdao, Beijing and Guinea, West Africa with a reputation for professional marine services and total logistics solutions.
The company made a gift to support financially disadvantaged students at the NUS Business School. The Winning International Bursary was established in recognition of their gift.
WOH HUP BURSARY (1981)
Woh Hup (Private) Limited, a specialist in construction and civil engineering, has helped shape Singapore’s landscape through innovative and inventive building solutions for over 85 years. Its corporate philosophy is centred on the tenet “Doing Well, Doing Good.” Woh Hup values education as the most sustainable route to forging stronger communities and improving lives, and encourages employees to engage in charity work.
The Woh Hup Bursary is awarded to disadvantaged students majoring in Project and Facilities Management or Civil Engineering. It is supported by a gift from Woh Hup.
WONG HOCK BOON BURSARY (2012)
Known as Singapore’s Father of Paediatrics, Professor Wong Hock Boon founded the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Singapore. He trained a whole generation of the country’s paediatricians. His landmark contributions include eradicating childhood diarrhoea and jaundice as a cause of death among the young. This reverberated not just within Singapore but around the world.
Professor Wong’s family made a gift in his honour to support undergraduate students residing in Tembusu College, NUS UTown.
WONG KWOK LEONG MEMORIAL BURSARY(2015)
Mr Wong Kwok Leong (1915 – 2008), a Singaporean, was 41 when he married the 19-year-old Ipoh-born Mrs Wong. Together, they ran dynamic and successful businesses in ship repair and supplies, tin mining, and the hotel industry, till their retirement in 2000. During his lifetime, he and his wife were active supporters of diverse charitable causes, including education, in Singapore and throughout the region.
In 2015, Mrs Wong established the Wong Kwok Leong Memorial Bursary at the NUS Business School. This Bursary honours the memory of her late husband and supports financially needy students.
WONG NIAP LENG MEDICAL BURSARY(2015)
Retired canteen operator Mr Wong Niap Leng, fondly known as Ah Leng, was a hero among the pioneers at the NUS medical fraternity for helping students in financial need. He would provide cash-strapped students with meals on credit and even helped with tuition fees, when necessary. He ran the canteen at the King Edward Hall, College Road until it closed in 1983.
The Wong Niap Leng Medical Bursary is supported by medical alumni from the Class of 1965 to 1983 to honour a man who had given so much to the medical, dental and pharmaceutical student community.
WU HSIOH KWANG FAMILY STUDY AWARD(2015)
Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang had the foresight to launch tourism-related businesses in China way before its economy started to blossom. The entrepreneur, an alumnus of Nanyang University, wants to do his part to equip today’s students with sound fundamentals to thrive in a competitive world.
The Study Award is his gift to enable needy students to blaze new trails through a liberal arts education at Yale-NUS College.