The recently-announced Yale-NUS College (YNC), Singapore and Asia’s first liberal arts college, which will be opening in 2013, has received a gift of S$1 million from Prima Limited Singapore. The gift, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s oldest flourmill, will be used to establish the Prima Scholarship at YNC.
YNC students will have access to an education with the breadth of learning and depth of understanding that are prerequisites of leadership this century and is unique in Singapore and in Asia. The College will draw on the best elements of a US liberal arts education but will reshape and re-imagine the curriculum and collegiate experience for the 21st century and for Asia.
Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye, said, “Yale-NUS College will feature a new curriculum and integrated residential education model that draws on the finest intellectual traditions of East and West. We believe that Prima’s generous gesture will go a long way in ensuring that our students will have access to the quality education they deserve and inspire them to give back to society when they have the means to do so.”
Mr Primus Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prima Ltd, said, “Prima has chosen to support the cause of education because we firmly believe that education is the foremost fundamental enabler.”
In addition to student support, YNC is seeking philanthropic support for professorships and fellowships, research funds and programmes.
For further information about making a gift to NUS or YNC, please contact Ms Ho Yuen Kwan on 6516 5755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org