WAN BOO SOW“雲茂潮”CHINESE STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP (2014)
Mr Wan Boo Sow (1918 – 1992) obtained a Diploma in Pharmacy from King Edward VII College of Medicine in 1948 and set up his own pharmacy in High Street. He then built a business manufacturing the “Ridsect” brand of insecticide. Never forgetting the kindness he received, Mr Wan became a benefactor to the community, especially towards education.
This Scholarship, supported by a gift from his family, is awarded to outstanding Singaporean undergraduate students at the NUS Department of Chinese Studies who are highly proficient in Chinese and English.
WAN BOO SOW GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN CHINESE STUDIES (2014)
Mr Wan Boo Sow (1918 – 1992) faced hardship early in life and this made him compassionate towards people in like circumstances. When he became a successful businessman, he then had the means to help the community, especially in supporting education.
With the intention of encouraging further studies, his family made a gift to the NUS Department of Chinese Studies. This Scholarship is awarded to Singaporean graduate students who are highly proficient in Chinese and English. It is to encourage research on Chinese language, literature, history, philosophy and culture in Southeast Asia.
WEE CHO YAW FUTURE LEADERS AWARD (2015)
Banking leader Dr Wee Cho Yaw, who is renowned for growing his family business into the distinguished United Overseas Bank (UOB), has long been a supporter of education, serving on the NUS Council from 1980 to 2000. Dr Wee, who received an honorary doctorate from NUS in 2008, also served on various chambers of commerce and industry, and received the Public Service Star for his contributions to boards and agencies such as the Economic Development Board.
In 2015, UOB set up an endowment in Dr Wee’s name to assist financially needy undergraduates. Recipients of the Wee Cho Yaw Future Leaders Award should be full- time undergraduates who also meet the University’s financial aid and merit-scholarship criteria.
WEE CHONG JIN SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW (2012)
Mr Wee Chong Jin was a man of many firsts. Among them was being the first Singaporean and Asian to head Singapore’s Supreme Court Judiciary when he was appointed Chief Justice in 1963. He retired in 1990, holding the record as the longest serving Chief Justice in the Commonwealth.
Mr Wee was renowned for his integrity, discipline and unswerving commitment to the community. To honour these attributes, the family of the late Chief Justice supports a scholarship for outstanding students who demonstrate dedication to community and charitable causes, as well as display a spirit of sportsmanship and collegiality.
WEE KHENG CHIANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (1978)
The late Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang was an outstanding entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born into humble circumstances in Kuching, Sarawak, Datuk Wee built up a lasting business empire through hard work and strong business intuition. His business legacy still stands today, in the form of United Overseas Bank (UOB). Datuk Wee was also a generous supporter of community, Chinese culture and education.
When Datuk Wee Kheng Chiang passed away in 1978, friends and family gave generously towards the Wee Kheng Chiang Memorial Scholarship Fund established in his memory. The Memorial Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for undergraduates with excellent academic results, and bursaries which are awarded to financially disadvantaged undergraduates.
WOH HUP SCHOLARSHIP (2010)
Woh Hup (Private) Limited is strongly committed to exercising social, cultural and environmental responsibility. It supports many charitable organisations and implements green practices and processes at its work sites. As the company also values higher education, it seeks out and helps budding talents by offering them scholarships and bursaries.
The Woh Hup Scholarship provides financial assistance to Singapore Citizens or Singapore PR Civil Engineering undergraduate students who have achieved good academic results. Recipients typically receive this award in their third and fourth years of study.
WOH HUP SCHOLARSHIP (2010)
Woh Hup (Private) Limited, Singapore’s largest privately owned construction and civil engineering company, firmly believes it has a social, cultural and environmental responsibility to the community. It has always valued higher education and has been helping budding talents by giving out numerous scholarships and bursaries over the years.
The Woh Hup Scholarship is awarded to a Singaporean or Singapore PR third-year student in the Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) programme and is tenable for two years.
WONGPARTNERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP (2007)
WongPartnership LLP is a trusted law firm, with deep expertise in all areas of law. As a leading law firm in Singapore with regional footprints in ASEAN, China and the Middle East, WongPartnership remains firmly rooted in its commitment to excellence.
To inspire young talents to strive for such lofty heights of excellence, WongPartnership LLP supports a scholarship for academically outstanding first-year NUS Law students who show promise and potential in making a mark in the legal profession in Singapore.
WU HSIOH KWANG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
He is a trailblazer who started developing large-scale tourism projects in China years before modernisation transformed it into an economic powerhouse. Such is the daring and innovative spirit that Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang hopes to see in young people.
The Scholarship is his gift to students to leverage on education as the foremost enabler in the global race, where the best learning experience opens hearts and minds.
WU YU LIN SCHOLARSHIP (2015)
Madam Wu Yu Lin was a retired educationist and founding director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Language Centre. A pioneer in bilingual education, she won numerous accolades for her work, including being made a Justice of the Peace in 1989. She enjoyed a close relationship with her father, the late Dr Wu Lien-Teh, a distinguished Cambridge-trained physician and public health scientist who made significant contributions in China to stop the terrifying pneumonic plague that claimed more than 60,000 lives in Manchuria in 1910.
This Scholarship is made available for full-time students at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Recipients should be either Singapore Citizens or PRs and preferably but not exclusively medically-trained.