K H TAN SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Mr Tan Kwang Hwee, also known as Mr K H Tan, is the Managing Director of Newsman Realty. Despite a lack of formal training in architecture, he had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about the subject. His self-study further fuelled his interest in architecture and fanned a desire to groom the next generation of architects as evidenced by his gift to support students at the School of Design and Environment.
The Scholarship, named in honour of Mr Tan’s gift, is awarded to two SDE undergraduates. Each is tenable for one year for the duration of the academic year in which it is awarded.
K K MENON SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Born in India, Mr K K Menon came to Singapore in 1952 at the age of 26. For the next 35 years, he worked in the government service. Some years after his retirement, he returned to India, where he lived till his death in 2012.
The family established a scholarship in his name, to support academically outstanding students, in order to honour a man who treasured education and who believed Singapore had given him wonderful opportunities.
K R CHOU PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN ECONOMICS (2012)
He was an economist who gave up his successful business interests to pursue a higher calling — teaching. The photo shows Dr Chou Kai Ren when he was an Economics lecturer from 1959 to 1962 at NUS’ predecessor institution, the University of Malaya in Singapore. He later served as Head of the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Nanyang University.
Dr Chou’s family made a gift to NUS for a scholarship to support the most promising PhD students during their first year of study at the Department of Economics at NUS.
K. S. SANDHU ASEAN STUDENT EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Under his 20-year stewardship, from 1972 to 1992, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (now known as the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute) evolved to become a major scholarly institute, focusing on the fields of economics, politics, international relations, sociology and social anthropology.
The Scholarship is yet another tribute in memory of Professor K S Sandhu. It honours his contributions to scholarly exchange within the region, and is awarded to Southeast Asian Studies major students participating in the Semester-in-SEA exchange programme.
KATHLEEN KOH SEOK HOON SCHOLARSHIP (2012)
The late Ms Kathleen Koh earned a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Singapore Polytechnic before obtaining a Master of Engineering Science degree at NUS. By 30, she had earned the affectionate name of Madam Jetty for her noteworthy achievements in this field. Her final job was Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific.
The endowed Kathleen Koh Seok Hoon Scholarship is awarded to students in the Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) and (Chemical) programmes. Each academic year, it alternates between the two programmes.
KATHRYN AGUIRRE WORTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2000)
Her zest for life and love for travel enabled her to connect with people from all walks of life. Today, her memory lives on through the Kathryn Aguirre Worth Memorial Scholarship.
The Scholarship for outstanding Law graduates of the University was established by NUS to honour the American attorney with White & Case LLP, who was on board the ill-fated Silk Air flight MI 185 on 19 December 1997. The Scholarship was founded by White & Case, Standard Chartered Bank and numerous donors in Singapore and New York. Kathryn Aguirre Worth was an attorney with White & Case LLP in Singapore, a graduate of Georgetown School of Foreign Service as well as UCLA School of Law.
KEWALRAM CHANRAI SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Ripples are wonderful because they become so much larger than the source that causes them. The ripple effect of positivity is a key tenet of the Kewalram Chanrai Group, which believes that all contributions, no matter how small, will positively impact lives and emanate through the community.
Starting as a family business over 150 years ago, the Group itself has experienced the ripple effect of growth to become a diversified enterprise today. The Scholarship, supported by a gift from the Kewalram Chanrai Group, is available to students at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, paving the way for positive change.
KEWALRAM CHANRAI SCHOLARSHIP (2012)
The Kewalram Chanrai Group is a global brand with diverse businesses, which seeks to create meaningful social impact through its initiatives in education and healthcare, especially in the communities that it operates in.
The Scholarship at Yale-NUS College, which gives preference to female applicants, aims to provide women with an equal opportunity in education and tools for self-help and empowerment.
KIANG AI KIM SCHOLARSHIP (2000)
Professor Kiang Ai Kim was born in 1915 in a poor family. His education was funded largely by scholarships, from schools to Raffles Institution to Cambridge University. In 1960, Prof Kiang became the first Singaporean full professor in Chemistry at the University of Singapore, and also the first to head the Department. Prof Kiang had made many contributions to develop the department, as well as the University and the larger chemistry community in the region.
The Kiang Ai Kim Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by colleagues and friends of Prof Kiang in conjunction with his 85th birthday. This endowment fund currently provides the Kiang Ai Kim Scholarship to outstanding PhD students to pursue their post-graduate study at the department.
KIRPALANI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2014)
“Buy better, cheaper, and get the best” only at Kirpalani! This slogan for the premier brand for consumer goods and services has stood for 80 years, on the northern coast of South American Suriname.
Its emphasis on consistency, and the quest for the best, has seen the Kirpalani Foundation identifying the Master in Public Policy as a choice programme to lend its support to. The Scholarship supports Indian officials who enrol in the programme at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
KOH YEN BOCK SCHOLARSHIP (1976)
The late Mr Koh Yen Bok, chairman of Sumatra International and the Asiatic Enterprises, passed away in 1976, leaving behind his wife and three children.
The Koh Yen Bok Scholarship was established in his memory, as an award for students with excellent academic results.
KONG MUN KWONG SCHOLARSHIP (2011)
Mr Kong Mun Kwong attributes his spirit of volunteerism and community service to his upbringing. What drives him is the traditional values taught at home and his early education which emphasised the spirit of giving and community service, such as “Nation before home and the self”. These values have been reflected in many of his activities throughout his career.
The Kong Mun Kwong Scholarship, an endowed scholarship, was established in recognition of Mr Kong’s gift to SDE. The Scholarship is currently awarded to students who have completed between 20 and 80 modular credits in the Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) programme annually.
Photograph from the Private Collection of Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew
KWA GEOK CHOO SCHOLARSHIP (2011)
Madam Kwa Geok Choo led a life of many ‘firsts’. The first Asian woman to graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Law at Cambridge University (in 1949), she later co-founded Lee & Lee, which became one of Singapore’s biggest law firms. Born in 1920, Madam Kwa broke boundaries from a young age, but with quietude and dignity, which were to remain the hallmarks of her personality. She participated in the tumultuous birth and progress of a nation as the wife of Singapore’s first Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
The Kwa Geok Choo Scholarship at the NUS Faculty of Law recognises excellent law students annually.
Excerpt and photograph originally published in A Legacy of Excellence: Named Professorships at NUS 2015.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE COMPUTING SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is dedicated to Guānyīn, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. In 2009, it made an endowed gift to the NUS School of Computing to establish the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Computing Scholarship Fund for undergraduate School of Computing students.
The Scholarship is awarded to first-year students joining the School to pursue their first degree. The Scholarship is awarded to a maximum of three recipients per academic year.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE GRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple started out as a temple dedicated to the Chinese Kuan Yin. Over time, other deities were added. Amongst them is Hua Tuo, a doctor of the Han dynasty who is the Chinese patron saint of medicine.
The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Graduate Research Scholarship is awarded to Masters and PhD students pursuing research work at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, built in 1884, is popular among worshippers of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. It is also dedicated to Hua Tuo, the Chinese patron saint of medicine. During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, it served as a place of refuge for the wounded and the homeless.
The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Graduate Student Scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing their Masters and PhD degrees at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, which is well known for its philanthropic work, has been providing succour to those in need since 1884. The Temple made a gift which is aimed at supporting graduate students at the NUS School of Computing.
The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Graduate Student Scholarship is awarded to graduate students in their fifth-year of study. It provides an additional year of funding for students to have the financial resources to complete their postgraduate degrees.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE SCHOLARSHIP (1987)
Built in 1884 by the devotees of the Goddess of Mercy (Kwan Im or Guan Yin), the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple has a venerable history as one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist temples, functioning as a refuge during the Japanese Occupation. Today, in addition to being a place of worship, the Temple continues to serve as a centre of philanthropy.
The University established the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Scholarship which is awarded to undergraduate students with excellent academic results. The Scholarship is administered by the Office of Financial Aid.
KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE SCHOLARSHIP AT UTOWN (2012)
The iconic temple is part of Singapore’s history. Established in 1884, the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Singapore and has been steadfast in providing succour to the sick and disadvantaged in society for many decades.
This Scholarship supports students studying and residing in the Residential Colleges at NUS UTown. The Residential Colleges that NUS has set up have the potential to make university education transformative and the deserving students are nurtured to be future leaders and benefactors of society.