TAHIR FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2007)
Dato Sri Prof Dr Tahir had humble beginnings. Through sheer hard work, pure passion and an entrepreneurial spirit, he became a successful businessman and now helms a major Indonesian conglomerate, the Mayapada Group. Dr Tahir is also a dedicated philanthropist, believing firmly in education as a means of nurturing the most precious of resources — human talent.
Supported by a donation from Dr Tahir, NUS established the Tahir Financial Scholarship which encourages academic excellence among the financially disadvantaged Business students.
TAHIR INDONESIAN SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Indonesian businessman and philanthropist Dato Sri Prof Dr Tahir helms the Mayapada Group, one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates, which he built up through hard work and with an entrepreneurial spirit. The Group has offerings in financial services, healthcare, tourism, retail, media and aviation. A firm believer in education, Dr Tahir is committed to developing and investing in intellectual capital and human talent. He established this Scholarship to benefit Indonesian students and enhance relations between the people of Indonesia and Singapore.
This Scholarship supports financially disadvantaged Indonesian undergraduates throughout their entire course of study at NUS Business School.
TAN EAN KIAM ARTS AWARD (2009)
Mr Tan Ean Kiam was a man of humble beginnings who rose to become a leading businessman in Singapore during the early 1900s. He donated to numerous welfare projects and schools, promoting education of all kinds to develop leaders for the nation.
The Tan Ean Kiam Arts Award at the NUS Centre for the Arts (CFA) is the first arts awards platform in NUS, offering seven awards each year to honour the best of our 22 arts groups, recognising artistic excellence and significant contributions to the arts and arts management among the NUS community. The awards advance the artistic development of awardees, as well as strengthen the arts as a pillar in the NUS community, enhancing student life as a rich experience in NUS’ holistic education.
TAN EAN KIAM GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENCE (2011)
Through prudent investments and astute leadership, rubber magnate and banker Tan Ean Kiam accumulated his fortune, co-founding and serving as managing director of Oversea Chinese Bank. He gave generously to charitable causes, contributing to Sun Yat Sen’s nationalist movement, and funding schools and transport infrastructure in his home province of Fujian, China.
In 1956, his family set up the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation to channel his estate towards social and educational causes. The Foundation contributes towards charities and educational institutions; the Tan Ean Kiam Graduate Fellowship in Science is open to both Singaporean and Singapore PR graduate students.
TAN JIAK CHUAN SCHOLARSHIP (1940)
The late Mr Tan Jiak Chuan was the grandson of prominent philanthropist Mr Tan Kim Seng, and was responsible for running the day-to-day business of mining firm Kim Seng & Co. He carried his task with quiet expertise and earned the respect and recognition from the local Chinese community.
The Tan Jiak Chuan Scholarship was established by a gift bequeathed by the late Mr Tan Jiak Chuan. It was historically administered by the then- Department of Education before being transferred to Raffles College in 1940. Today, the Scholarship is awarded to first-year undergraduate students with excellent academic results.
TAN LARK SYE SCHOLARSHIP (1974)
Born into a poor family in Fujian, China, Mr Tan Lark Sye came to Singapore as a teenager, beginning at the bottom rung in a rubber factory run by tycoon Mr Tan Kah Kee. He later set up rubber company Aik Hoe, becoming a prominent industrialist and community leader. As President of the Hokkien Huay Kuan, he advocated for and gave generously to educational causes, proposing the establishment of Nanyang University.
In his honour, the Aik Hoe Group of Companies made a gift to support undergraduate students with excellent academic results, awarded as the Tan Lark Sye Scholarship.
TAN SIAK KEW-NUS UNDERGRADUATE (MERIT) SCHOLARSHIP (2016)
In 2016, the family of business leader and philanthropist Mr Tan Siak Kew made an additional gift to extend the existing scholarship fund and set up a new scholarship in honour of their late patriarch. Mr Tan, a vocal advocate of education in Singapore was instrumental in pushing for the formation and accreditation of Nanyang University, one of NUS’ predecessor institutions. He served as Chairman of the Nanyang University Council.
This Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Law and Economics students; one to two scholarships are awarded each year.
TAN TECK CHWEE SCHOLARSHIP (1988)
Though he left a teaching position for a career in business and the public service, Mr Tan Teck Chwee remained a staunch supporter of education. He was Chairman of Jurong Shipyard and Jurong Engineering from 1971 to 1988, and later Chairman of the Public Service Commission where he displayed remarkable skills as a judge of character recruiting Singapore’s finest minds into public service. He passed away in 1988 after a battle with leukaemia.
That same year, Jurong Shipyard and Jurong Engineering established this Scholarship in memory of their late Chairman, Mr Tan Teck Chwee. The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduates reading Civil Engineering.
TANOTO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2009)
Founded by Mr Sukanto Tanoto and Mrs Tinah Bingei Tanoto, Tanoto Foundation strives to be a centre of excellence in poverty alleviation through education, empowerment and enhancement of quality of lives. Tanoto Foundation works with communities and partners to address root causes of poverty in countries where the Tanoto family has significant presence.
Believing that everyone should be given an opportunity to pursue their education, the Tanoto Scholarship Fund was established through an endowed gift to provide financial assistance to deserving NUS Medicine students of academic merit and excellent character. It supports up to 16 eligible undergraduates.
TEMBUSU PARTNERS SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Founded by its chairman Mr Andy Lim, Tembusu Partners is in the business of generating optimal returns for clients in private equity investments headquartered in Singapore.
The Scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled academically at Tembusu College, NUS UTown.
THE COCOA TREES SCHOLARSHIP IN CHINESE STUDIES (2015)
A vibrant homegrown brand, The Cocoa Trees has expanded beyond Singapore into the wider Asia Pacific region. It is in the business of spreading joy through indulgence in one of life’s simple pleasures — chocolates.
The Scholarship is a gift to uplift the lives of young Singaporeans. It is available to undergraduates in the Department of Chinese Studies.
THE COURAGE FUND PHD (INFECTIOUS DISEASE) SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
Established in 2003, at the height of the SARS epidemic, The Courage Fund was jointly organised by the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), Singapore Medical Association (SMA), Singapore Nurses’ Association (SNA) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) to provide relief to SARS victims and healthcare workers.
This Scholarship is available for Singaporean or Singapore PR full-time and part-time PhD candidates dedicated to research in fighting existing and emerging infectious diseases. The award will also allow full-time PhD candidates to do an attachment with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Recipients are required to serve with any registered Singapore public sector organisation upon graduation.
THE EE PENG LIANG MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP (2002)
He was affectionately known as “Mr Charity” and ‘Professional Beggar”. For over 50 years, Dr Ee Peng Liang selflessly championed the cause of the needy.
He was the founding member and President of the Singapore Council of Social Service as well as Community Chest. The Scholarship is made possible by the Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund, set up to perpetuate a charitable spirit and unstinting service to the community. It supports outstanding and financially disadvantaged students pursuing Social Work degrees at NUS.
THE KWAN IM THONG HOOD CHO TEMPLE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME (2011)
Since 1884, the historic Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple has been an iconic landmark on Waterloo Street. Apart from its religious functions, the Temple has advanced multiple charities in education, healthcare, social services and the arts. Helping humankind is a core principle of the Temple; in developing promising medical students, the Temple supports more medical doctors who can then bring comfort to the ill and suffering.
The Scholarship supported by the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is awarded to Singaporean students in their second-year, who are full-time medical students of the School, have attained outstanding academic achievements and are financially disadvantaged.
THE NGEE ANN KONGSI SCHOLARSHIP (2010)
Established in 1845 by a group of prominent Teochew leaders, the Ngee Ann Kongsi has a strong track record of furthering the cause of education, healthcare and service for the less fortunate in the community. Its philanthropic initiatives are carried out regardless of ethnicity, language, religion or social status.
The Scholarship enables talented students to benefit from NUS UTown academic programmes and collaborative learning community.
THE OLAM INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHANGE CATALYSTS IN AFRICAN MARKETS (2015)
Responsible growth is the guiding philosophy of Olam International, which puts sustainable practices at the heart of its business model for creating long-term value for stakeholders. Operating in 70 countries across the world, and 24 in Africa alone, Olam’s scholarship programme aims to foster business management, leadership and governance across the continent.
This Scholarship, supported by a gift from Olam International, is offered to students undertaking the Master in Public Administration and Master in Public Policy programmes.
THE STEVEN BAXTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2010)
Founding Director of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Dr Steven Baxter passed away in July 2010. He was known for his spirit of giving towards the students as well as for his thoughtfulness, quiet humour, strong sense of collegiality and deep commitment.
The Steven Baxter Memorial Scholarship offers enhanced merit-based scholarships to Year 3 and/or Year 4 students. The Scholarship harmonises perfectly with Dr Baxter’s ambition for the Conservatory’s students to achieve international excellence.
THIO KOK FOE & CHOO KIM BENG NURSING SCHOLARSHIP (2007)
Mr Thio Kok Foe and Madam Choo Kim Beng are the proud parents of Dr Della Suantio Lee, renowned philanthropist and founder of the D.S. Lee Foundation. Through her foundation, Dr Lee supports a myriad of causes ranging from healthcare to community projects.
Dr Lee made a gift in memory of her parents to support students at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies. The Scholarship was established by NUS to encourage two students every year who are Singaporean or Singapore PRs, in years one to three who are financially strapped, and have achieved academic excellence while being actively involved in extra-curricular activities. Priority may be accorded to children of Police Officers, if applicable.
TIN KA PING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2010)
Founded by Dr Tin Ka Ping in 1982, the Tin Ka Ping Foundation supports education and other charitable endeavours in the Greater China Region. With his vision of “from the society, for the society” and “better education for the next generation”, the prominent industrialist continues to serve as Honorary Chairman in the Foundation. Since 2010, the Foundation has adopted a new and professional governance structure while focusing on the quality improvement for “teaching” and “learning” through school-based programmes and scholarships.
The Tin Ka Ping Foundation Scholarship is proud to support students’ access to the pioneering educational opportunities at NUS UTown.
TOYOTA SCHOLARSHIP (2013)
Toyota has, since 1990, established operations in Singapore through its local business entity, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd or TMAP, which now oversees its operations in Asia Pacific. Commercial objectives aside, TMAP also embarks on many Corporate Social Responsibility efforts to reach out and offer assistance to the local community. One such effort is the establishment of this Scholarship to support the development of promising talent not only in engineering-related fields but also those from design and environment.
The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from the Faculty of Engineering and the School of Design and Environment.
TUCSS M.SC. (GEOTEC) SCHOLARSHIP (2011)
Tunnelling and Underground Construction Society (Singapore) (TUCCS) promotes professional development of its members and provides a platform for networking and social interaction among its members by organising various technical seminars, courses, conferences and social events with the aim to upgrade the standard and professional expertise in the tunnelling and underground construction industry in Singapore. The Society is also promoting tunnelling and underground construction research through scholarships for postgraduate students.
The TUCSS M.Sc. (Geotec) Scholarship offers bond-free scholarships to either one full-time student or two part-time students in the Master of Science (Geotechnical Engineering) programme yearly. The maximum value of each scholarship is $8,000 per annum for full-time or $4,000 for part-time students.
TUN TAN CHENG LOCK SCHOLARSHIP – DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE (2009)
Tun Tan Cheng Lock was one of Malaysia’s most illustrious sons, and a political and social leader of renown and repute. A man of high principles and integrity, he inculcated sound values in his children and inspired others by his example and self-discipline. Tun Tan was deeply connected to Singapore. His sisters and daughters lived here and he was director of several Singapore companies including OCBC.
The Tun Tan Cheng Lock Scholarship, established in his honour, supports research in urban and architectural heritage in Southeast Asia. The Department provides another award every academic year for publication and exhibition of the projects. Up to four scholarships are available annually.