C J KOH SCHOLARSHIP (1997)
Lawyer and philanthropist Mr Koh Choon Joo, fondly known as Mr C J Koh, was a reticent man of many talents – as adept in legal principles as he was in the works of Aristotle and Socrates and the world of art. Mr Koh’s quiet wisdom inspired great loyalty among his clients, who would often refuse to consult anyone else in his absence. His success benefited many as Mr Koh gave generously of his time and money.
Mr Koh made generous gifts to NUS to build and develop the Law Library and to support students and faculty. The C J Koh Scholarship, named in honour of his gift, is awarded each year to undergraduate law students with excellent academic results.
CAPITALAND CHINA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (2011)
CapitaLand applies its credo of ‘Building People. Building Communities.’ to its global real estate portfolio comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes in over 130 cities in more than 20 countries. The Group is committed to cultivating talents to contribute to its business and, in the process, serve the communities in which it operates. One initiative is the CapitaLand Scholarship for the Master in Public Administration and Management programme, a Chinese language based programme tailored for senior government officials and state-owned enterprise executives.
The Scholarship is open to candidates from all nationalities who seek to acquire the knowledge and skills required for today’s globalised environment.
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CECIL C SMITH SCHOLARSHIP (1940)
As governor of the Straits Settlements from 1887 to 1893, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith was a capable and well-respected administrator with a deep knowledge of the Chinese community and languages. Sir Cecil was acting governor of the Straits Settlements in Singapore, and was best known for quelling Chinese secret society activity. He was a firm advocate for education, establishing the Queen’s Scholarships in 1885 to help outstanding Singapore students pursue higher education in England.
Upon his retirement in 1893, the Chinese community established the Cecil C Smith Scholarship in honour of his contributions. Today, the Scholarship is awarded to first-year undergraduates with excellent academic results.
CHAN AH KOW SCHOLARSHIP (2014)
Swimming coach extraordinaire, the late Dr Chan Ah Kow, was noted for his experimental training methods. Although he had little swimming experience, he trained his children extensively. His tireless and dedicated efforts enabled them to dominate the South East Asian swimming world in the 1960s and 1970s. He was named Coach of the Year for three years running.
This endowed scholarship was established by NUS, with gifts received from the Medical Alumni Association, family and friends of the late Dr Chan Ah Kow. The Scholarship is awarded to NUS Medicine students who excel in both the academic and sports arenas.
CHANG YUNG-FA SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Taiwanese shipping tycoon Dr Chang Yung-fa left behind a successful business empire and a rich legacy with his passing in January 2016. For the billionaire, wealth was always a means to do good and to bring about a positive change in people’s lives. In 1985, Dr Chang established the Chang Yung-fa Foundation which is committed to promoting education and many other efforts to give back to society.
The Chang Yung-fa Scholarship is awarded to promising but financially disadvantaged students at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. This Scholarship is supported by an endowment from Dr Chang Yung-fa, and testifies that his benevolent legacy of doing good lives on.
CHEW BENG KENG SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Dr Chew Beng Keng, born into a humble family, was the top student at his school in the 1950s. A scholarship paved the way for his medical studies. He has received many awards for his philanthropy, including the Friend of MCDS Award and the Service to Education Gold Award.
His children, Ms Chew Gek Khim, Ms Chew Gek Hiang and Mr Chew Kwee San, have made an endowed gift to establish a scholarship in honour of his 80th birthday. The Scholarship supports financially needy undergraduates at NUS Medicine.
CLASS OF 1986 SCHOLARSHIP (2006)
A rare blend of charitable spirit and cohesive energy distinguishes the NUS Faculty of Law Class of ’86. Their shared values and beliefs spurred thought and discussion on how they could collectively help to harness talent for Singapore’s legal profession.
This led to the launch of a fund to provide scholarships to deserving students who are bright but face financial constraints. The Class of 1986 Scholarship is awarded to second-year to final-year students reading for the undergraduate LLB degree.
CLASS OF 1992 PRO BONO FUND (2012)
The NUS Law Class of 1992 believes strongly in giving back to the community and helping those lacking financial resources to have adequate legal representation. To this end, they are keen to encourage more NUS law students to be innovative in finding ways to serve the general public through pro bono work.
In line with this belief and to mark their 20th anniversary, they donated to a fund to support pro bono initiatives by NUS law students.
CONTINENTAL STEEL SCHOLARSHIP (1999)
Continental Steel Pte Ltd began in 1982 as a local steel distributor. Today, the company has grown to become a key player in Singapore’s steel industry. The Company stocks and distributes a wide range of structural steel materials in Singapore and around the region. It also provides value-added services such as cutting, drilling, painting and project management services. In celebration of the official opening of its new warehouse complex in 1999, Continental Steel made a gift to NUS to promote construction design in structural steel.
The Continental Steel Scholarship is awarded to academically excellent undergraduate students in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.