GAN GUAT CHING MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Madam Gan Guat Ching enjoyed a successful career as a civil servant and educator. Having experienced the dedicated care provided by the doctors and nurses at NUH and Alexandra Hospital, Madam Gan decided to give back to future generations of doctors by supporting a medical scholarship at NUS Medicine. She said: “By making a gift to the University, you can help generations of students long after you are gone. It is a good legacy to leave behind.”
The Gan Guat Ching Medical Scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving, underprivileged students studying at NUS Medicine.
GEORGE Y SOH SCHOLARSHIP (2012)
Dr George Soh Yi-Wei graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in 1980 and taught in NUS for almost 12 years. Dr Soh is an avid volunteer. For his lifelong community service, he was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Ministry of Social and Family Development in 2014.
To ensure that his alma mater continues to groom talented dentists, he made a gift to support a scholarship in 2012. The Scholarship finances the full tuition of up to two academically outstanding second-year and/or third-year students who show active commitment in community service.
GEORGE Y SOH SOCIAL SERVICE STUDY AWARD (2016)
Back in 1986, Dr George Soh set up a clinic providing free dental services for elderly residents of Woodlands Home for the Aged. Today, the orthodontist is still an active volunteer, constantly advocating volunteerism as a way of life for Singaporeans.
Dr Soh is a recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. For the NUS Faculty of Dentistry alumnus, the gift of a Social Service Study Award is his contribution towards grooming more competent and compassionate social service professionals.
GOH FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAMME (2007)
Philanthropist Mr Goh Cheng Liang established the Goh Foundation to support programmes that significantly improve human lives. The Foundation has contributed to many endeavours in education and health, among others. Mr Goh hopes to encourage the community to focus on important issues facing our society. In particular, he believes that education and research hold the future for the nation, especially in medicine and health – this is why he supports future medical professionals.
The Scholarship supported by the Goh Foundation is for full-time students at Duke-NUS with outstanding academic achievements.
GOH KENG SWEE SCHOLARSHIP (1998)
Dr Goh Keng Swee played an instrumental role in shaping the course of Singapore’s growth, chief of which was the country’s meteoric economic transformation. He also shored up the fundamentals and foundation for defence and education.
The Scholarship for outstanding PhD students is a fitting legacy to a visionary with a relentless drive for success. Though a hard taskmaster, he was also known as a caring mentor who positively influenced the lives of many.
GOH SIN TUB SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
A pioneer of Singapore literature, Mr Goh Sin Tub (alumnus 1952) wrote with singular compassion and understanding. His short stories, personal anecdotes and poems became his trademark way of capturing and preserving the history of Singapore for future generations.
This gift, made by his widow, Dr Sylvia Goh, provides scholarships for students majoring in Theatre Studies, English Language and English Literature. It ensures that successive generations of Singaporeans continue to be inspired by a beloved writer.