YALE-NUS ALUMNI STUDY AWARD (2015)
In an act of support for students of the newly established Yale-NUS College, friends of the College have generously stepped forward to render their support to financially needy students at Yale-NUS College.
With this Study Award, this group of friends hope to initiate the efforts by alumni of Yale-NUS to continue giving so that the recipients will be able to take full advantage of the holistic college experience that Yale-NUS College offers without being distracted by financial considerations. The following sub-named awards were established as part of this fund:
YALE-NUS ALUMNI – KHOO TENG CHYE STUDY AWARD
Mr Khoo Teng Chye dedicated his career to education. He served for many years as a teacher and later as a principal of a secondary school in Penang, Malaysia. Upon his retirement, Mr Khoo was recognised for his service with an award from the Governor of Penang. His daughter, Professor Khoo Hoon Eng, Associate Dean of Faculty at Yale-NUS, made a gift in honour of her father.
YALE-NUS ALUMNI – KHONG MUN KEONG STUDY AWARD
Mr Khong Mun Keong believes in the importance of education and in striving for excellence in everything you do. With this spirit, he encouraged his sister, Ms Kong Yuet Peng, to finish her university studies and provided her with the financial resources to do so. NUS alumna, Ms Kong, made a gift in his honour.
YALE-NUS ALUMNI – SEAH & SIAK STUDY AWARD
Mr Seah Cheng San and his wife, Ms Chong Siak Ching, a NUS Board of Trustee (BOT) and Yale-NUS Governing Board Member, have been active contributors to NUS. Both of them have been awarded the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award for their contributions to NUS and the wider community. The study award is named “Seah & Siak”; the name they were known as during their stay in the Dunearn Road Hostels (DRH).
YALE-NUS ALUMNI – TOH SAW KEONG STUDY AWARD
Despite being a top student during her primary school days, Madam Toh Saw Keong did not have the opportunity to further her studies after the end of the Second World War. She regretted this and fully supported her daughter’s tertiary educational journey to the USA. Her daughter, Dr Khoo Hoon Eng, made a gift to honour her mother’s sacrifice and support.
YANFANG & JOSEPH CHERIAN BURSARY (2011)
As an undergraduate, Professor Joseph Cherian was able to attend some of the top universities in the US with the help of scholarships and loans. At that time, financial aid for international students was scarce, but he earned a scholarship from the Kuok Foundation, which helps fund the education of needy Malaysians. Today, the finance professor heads the NUS Business School’s Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments, and has a wealth of experience in the finance industry.
To give back in their turn, Professor Cherian and his wife, Yanfang (Emma), have set up a small family fund to help needy students pursue their educational goals. The Yanfang & Joseph Cherian Bursary supports financially needy Singaporean students.
YAP KIM KIAW BURSARY (2011)
Madam Yap Kim Kiaw was a teacher and sent her three children to NUS. Her husband, Mr Lim Joo Hock, served in the University Senate. Like her husband, education was close to her heart and she made a gift to NUS to endow a bursary for needy students in her name.
YEOH SEANG AUN BURSARY (2014)
Dr Yeoh Seang Aun was born in Perak, Malaysia, in 1920. He survived the horrors of the Japanese Occupation and, with scholarship assistance, graduated with an MBBS in 1951. Tuberculosis was rampant and he found his calling as a chest physician. Dr Yeoh went to Britain with scholarship funding, obtained the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP), and was subsequently elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). He was a founder member of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore, helped to set up the School of Postgraduate Medical Studies and was Deputy Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health.
His family has made a gift in his honour to support financially underprivileged students at NUS Medicine.
YIK LUEN &WEI HAN BURSARY (2012)
Mr & Mrs Hoong Yik Luen’s parents were educators who taught them the life-changing importance of education from a young age. They also benefited from a combination of student grants, scholarships and bursaries to see them through their tertiary education.
This Bursary is supported by a gift from Mr Hoong Yik Luen through the Community Foundation of Singapore. It is awarded to needy students from the Faculties of Engineering and Law, and is named in recognition of Mr & Mrs Hoong.
YONG FONG LIM & WONG YOK HIN BURSARY (2014)
NUS alumnus Mr Yong Voon Chen (SDE, ’90) knows full well the enormous sacrifices his parents made to give him and his eight siblings access to quality education. Despite their modest educational and economic background, his parents, the late Mr Yong Fong Lim and Madam Wong Yok Hin, had the far- sightedness to devote their resources to educate all their children. The elder Mr Yong had witnessed first-hand how education had positively changed the lives and economic conditions of those who were lucky enough to complete their education after the Second World War.
To honour the memory of his parents, Mr Yong made a gift in support of this Bursary for needy students, with priority given to students from Myanmar.
YONG SHOU LIN MEMORIAL BURSARY (1994)
In a fitting acknowledgement of her father’s strong belief in the value of education, his daughter, Mrs Chiang-Yong Liew Chin established a bursary in Mr Yong Shou Lin’s honour.
The Yong Shou Lin Memorial Bursary is available to students in need of financial support.