MABEL & SOON SIEW KWA SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
In the early years of Singapore, a dedicated generation of workers laboured to lay a strong foundation for the city-state’s growth. Mr Kwa Soon Siew was part of this generation and spent much of his working life with Chung Khiaw Bank, an establishment founded to serve ordinary citizens. He and his wife, Mabel, were role models for their children, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.
Their children, Associate Professor Kwa Chong Guan ’68 and Ms Kwa Kim Hwa ’73, made a gift to NUS to honour their memory. The Mabel & Soon Siew Kwa Scholarship will support full-time Singaporean undergraduates, with preference given to those from the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, NUS Business School and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
MAURICE BAKER SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Teaching literature was his joy. Former students remember fondly how Dr Maurice Baker taught the subject with heart, soul and wit. He became the first Singaporean to head the then English Department at the University of Singapore in 1972.
Dr Baker, also renowned as one of Singapore’s first-generation diplomats, is passionate about encouraging scholarship in literature. The Scholarship funds students enrolled in the PhD or the Masters of Arts by research programme in the NUS Department of English Language and Literature.
MAX LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP (1996)
Mr Max Lewis, General Manager and Director of soft drink and beer giant Fraser & Neave Limited for 15 years, was a man of exceptional and diverse abilities. He started as a trainee at the beverage firm in 1931, rising through the ranks to become its General Manager in 1955, a position he held till he passed away in 1970.
In 1991, Mr Lewis’ wife, the late Mrs Gracia Diana Margharita Lewis, set up the Max Lewis Scholarship Fund, in memory of her late husband. It became a registered Charity in Jan 1996. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students for the pursuit of higher education of any discipline in any University, Polytechnic or Institute of Higher Learning. This Scholarship is available only to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs).
MELVIN POH AND FRANCINE LEE REAL ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP (2014)
Mr Melvin Poh and Ms Francine Lee are alumni of the former Building & Estate Management Department of NUS. They are the founders of Fission Group, a property development company in Singapore established in 2006. They have benefited from their education and would like to give back to their alma mater.
Besides donating a medal and prize to the Department of Real Estate, Mr Poh and Ms Lee have also generously donated a scholarship. In appreciation of their gift, NUS established the Melvin Poh and Francine Lee Scholarship for real estate undergraduate students. The Scholarship is tenable for four years.
MICRON SCHOLARSHIP (2010)
Micron Technology is a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology. Micron offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of silicon-to-semiconductor solutions — starting with foundational DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash memory, and extending to SSDs, modules, MCPs, HMC and other semiconductor solutions. In the true spirit of the Micron Foundation, which is committed to the advancement of education and local communities, Micron Semiconductor Asia is supporting the development and growth of young talent and inspiring a passion for engineering among students through the Micron Scholarship.
The Scholarship supports full-time undergraduates for four years of studies in electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical, industrial & systems engineering or material science engineering. One student will be selected each academic year for the scholarship.
MILK-IAN PETER WINDLE SCHOLARSHIP (2012)
Following an illustrious accounting practice career in the UK, Dr Ian Peter Windle began a second career as lecturer in accounting at NUS in 1986. In his last few years, he supported the MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) Fund – a charity serving disadvantaged children and youths. He bequeathed a sizable portion of his estate to MILK, which in turn made a gift to establish the MILK- Ian Peter Windle Scholarship at NUS.
This bond-free Scholarship is awarded to financially needy undergraduate students who excel academically, with preference given to students at the NUS Business School (Department of Accounting) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Department of Social Work).
MITSUI SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAPANESE STUDIES (1991)
As a global enterprise, Mitsui & Co strives to foster harmony with local communities through international exchange and education.
Every year, three or four NUS students in Japanese Studies are awarded short-term scholarships that enable them to spend six to eight weeks in Japan immersed in Japanese culture.
MIZUHO SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
The Mizuho Corporate Bank is part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, one of the largest financial service providers in the world. It has had a presence in Singapore for more than forty years. To support and reward talented and deserving undergraduates, Mizuho Corporate Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NUS Business School to establish endowed scholarships and bursaries, with the potential for other collaborations. To date, its bursaries and scholarships have supported more than 45 students at the NUS Business School.
The Mizuho Scholarship is awarded to third-year students with good academic results.
MOUNT ELIZABETH – GLENEAGLES SCHOLARSHIP (2012)
Parkway Pantai believes in nurturing the next generation of medical leaders who will play an integral role in shaping the future of medicine in Singapore. Parkway Pantai group has established the Mount Elizabeth-Gleneagles Scholarship to assist NUS Medicine students who are committed and driven to succeed in the medical profession but who may be constrained financially.
This Scholarship benefits up to 16 students each year. Each bond-free Scholarship will cover a portion of the recipient’s tuition fees at NUS Medicine.
MR & MRS WU JIEH YEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Mr and Mrs Wu Jieh Yee lived long and productive lives. Mr Wu’s business began in Hong Kong and survived the Second World War, when he, with his family members, relatives and employees, was forced to move from place to place in China to avoid the Japanese invaders. Despite these overwhelming challenges, Mr Wu persevered and after the war, his business prospered, thanks to his keen business acumen.
The Mr & Mrs Wu Jieh Yee Memorial Scholarship was established by their daughter, Po Kin, to honour them. Since its establishment, she and her family have regularly added to the endowment so as to support two students per year. It is awarded to students who demonstrate leadership and community involvement and wish to specialise in Finance.
MR AND MRS NGIAM FOOK QUEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2007)
In a profound show of commitment to the cause of education, 15 members of the Ngiam family collaborated to set up this gift. The Mr and Mrs Ngiam Fook Quee Memorial Scholarship honours the memory of their parents or grandparents. The Scholarship covers the recipient throughout his/her course of undergraduate study at NUS. In a gesture of continuing support, members of the Ngiam family have regularly added to the endowment fund so that the Scholarship now supports two new scholars each year instead of the original one.
The Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Economics and Social Work.