LAM SEE CHIEW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND PHILANTHROPY (2010)
The late Mr Lam See Chiew, J.P., BBM, was a successful entrepreneur and a man of diverse talents. As a grassroots leader, he was active in the Tanjong Pagar constituency. As a philanthropist, he gave time and monies to healthcare and educational causes. He reached out to others through his work in clan associations, hospitals and school advisory councils.
To honour his values and spirit of giving, his daughter, Professor Lam Swee Sum established the Lam See Chiew Memorial Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. The Scholarship is open to candidates in the NUS BBA, BBA(Hons) and MBA programmes with demonstrated interest and contributions in the social entrepreneurship, non- profit or philanthropy sectors.
LBC FAMILY ENGINEERING EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP (2012)
Mr Loh Boon Chye, an NUS alumnus from the Faculty of Engineering, believes that undergoing a Student Exchange Programme (SEP) will add depth and breadth to an undergraduate’s education and experience. The LBC Family Engineering Exchange Scholarship was established to support financially-needy students for SEP. The Scholarship enables students to broaden their horizons and perspectives.
LBKM SCHOLARSHIP (2011)
Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Memorial Scholarship Fund Board or LBKM) has evolved from a small bursary-disbursing body into a significant bursary institution and a pillar of the Malay and Muslim community.
The non-profit organisation, established in 1965, continues to fund needy students. The LBKM Scholarship is available to Muslim students of Singapore origin enrolling in the Master in Public Policy or Master in Public Administration programmes.
LEE FOUNDATION NURSING RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
The Lee Foundation was established in 1952 by the late Dr Lee Kong Chian and has since become Singapore’s largest private charitable foundation. The Foundation channels the majority of its gifts towards educational and learning institutions, changing numerous lives for the better.
The Lee Foundation has given generously to student financial aid, encouraging students to achieve excellence and elevating those in financial difficulty. NUS established the Lee Foundation Nursing Research Scholarship which is awarded to a Singaporean full-time PhD candidate who is also a Registered Nurse with full licensure from the Singapore Nursing Board.
LEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Though a multimillionaire businessman, Dr Lee Kong Chian led a simple and humble life. Called “a superlative friend to education,” he was the first Chancellor of the University of Singapore, NUS’ predecessor institution.
Established in 1952, Lee Foundation has made transformative gifts and generous contributions to educational and research institutions. The Scholarship, supported by a gift from the Lee Foundation, is available to financially disadvantaged students at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and is a testament to Dr Lee’s legacy of prioritising and promoting education.
LEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
The legacy of giving was set in motion by renowned rubber king Dr Lee Kong Chian. The Lee Foundation, Singapore’s largest family-run foundation, is synonymous with charitable and philanthropic contributions towards the underprivileged, education and the arts.
Constantly evolving to meet emerging needs, the foundation is today still a forerunner in helping the disadvantaged access the lofty heights of education. Its Yale-NUS College scholarship is one of many initiatives.
LEE KONG CHIAN GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (2005)
Prominent businessman and philanthropist, Dr Lee Kong Chian came from a humble background. He was awarded a government scholarship for his studies and excelled academically until China’s political turmoil put a stop to his educational pursuit. Dr Lee returned to Singapore and soon became a successful businessman. Dr Lee was known for his generosity, simplicity and humility. The final part of his life was devoted to supporting education through the Lee Foundation.
The Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarship is the University’s most prestigious award for PhD candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to service. It is awarded to up to five recipients each year.
LEE KONG CHIAN NUS GLOBAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (2005)
After making his fortune in the business world, Dr Lee Kong Chian consistently sought ways to give back, establishing the Lee Foundation in 1952 to channel interest from his profits and properties back into the community. Since then, the Foundation, one of Singapore’s largest private charitable organisations, has given to numerous educational institutions and charitable causes.
Established from gifts from the Lee Foundation, the Lee Kong Chian NUS Global Merit Scholarship is awarded to all-rounded individuals who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership qualities.
LEONG MUN SUM SCHOLARSHIP (2016)
Mr Leong Mun Sum is the Managing Director of local pharmaceutical company Leung Kai Fook Medical Co which manufactures Axe Brand Universal Oil—a product found in many Singaporean households. A trained pharmacist, Mr Leong graduated with a master of Pharmacy from the University of London in 1963. He is active in public and community service, serving as a Trustee of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
and as Chairman of Henderson Secondary School Advisory Committee.
Mr Leong made a gift to NUS to give back to society and in support of academic excellence in the field of Pharmacy. In recognition of his gift, the Leong Mun Sum Scholarship is awarded to pharmacy students who have demonstrated meritorious results.
LEONG SIEW MENG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP(2014)
The late Professor Leong Siew Meng was a distinguished member of NUS Business School serving as Marketing Department Head, Vice Dean and Interim Dean. Prof Leong was known and respected in Singapore and internationally for his dedication to marketing research and education. With an intuitive and sharp business sense, his lessons were always insightful and memorable. He passed away in September 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Prof Leong is remembered fondly for his tenacity, passion and wit.
Those who knew him rallied to honour a friend, colleague and mentor by donating generously to the Leong Siew Meng Memorial Fund established at NUS Business School. This Scholarship is awarded to third year students specialising in marketing who have achieved academic excellence.
LESLIE WONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1970)
In 1961, the esteemed Canadian finance scholar Professor Leslie G J Wong arrived in Singapore under the Colombo Plan to help set up the accounting and business administration courses at the Universities of Malaya and Singapore. Prof Wong, who returned to the University of British Columbia in 1964, was also a consultant to several business enterprises in Canada. For his service to the University of Singapore, he was conferred an honorary degree in 1967.
After he passed away in 1968, friends of the former Visiting Professor Leslie G J Wong donated to the Leslie Wong Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship rewards outstanding second-year undergraduates reading Business Administration.
LI KA-SHING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2007)
As a young man, Dr Li Ka-shing witnessed tragedy and suffering and this set in motion the establishment of a charitable foundation in his later years. The Li Ka-shing Foundation is dedicated to empowering people and fostering change for a more caring society, especially through education.
In keeping with its philosophy, the Foundation made a gift to support full-time students studying at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The Scholarship is awarded to deserving full-time students from China, Hong Kong, India and ASEAN at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, who aspire to contribute to the advancement of society.
LIM BOON KENG SCHOLARSHIP (1973)
Medical doctor and public intellectual Dr Lim Boon Keng championed a number of social reforms, including education for women and the eradication of opium. He later became involved in the rubber, timber and banking industries, co-founding the Oversea- Chinese Bank, precursor to the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC).
The Lim Boon Keng Scholarship is supported by donations from his estate and from his daughter, Mrs Ena Teh. The Scholarship is awarded to deserving second-year medical undergraduates.
LIM HONG CHIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2008)
The family of Mr Lim Joo Hock has made a gift to set up the endowed Lim Hong Chin Memorial Scholarship fund for School of Computing undergraduates. The Scholarship is awarded in memory of Mr Lim Joo Hock’s late father. The School uses the yearly distributable income from the investment of the endowed fund to award one scholarship annually.
The Scholarship, which is available to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs who demonstrate academic excellence and sound character, is tenable for the entire undergraduate course duration in the School.
LO HWEI YEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Exactly one year after she lost her life in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a scholarship was set up in memory of lawyer Ms Lo Hwei Yen. The NUS Law alumna was the first Singaporean to fall victim to international terrorism.
The international law firm of Stephenson Harwood made a gift to NUS for a scholarship awarded to academically brilliant students in their final-year of studies, in honour of a friend and colleague whose life was tragically cut short. Her memory now lives on and continues to make a difference in people’s lives.