Scholarships and bursaries awarded
Have a question about physics? Why not discuss it with Prof Andrew Wee, Dean of NUS’ Faculty of Science, at the Meet the Deans session. Or, drop by the courtyard of Cinnamon (USP) College at NUS’ new University Town (UTown) campus in the evening to discuss ‘The Ugly Edges of Computing’, a part of a series called Random Walks in Science.
UTown is offering a slew of new experiences to NUS students and redefining Singapore’s higher education landscape with its residential colleges and interactive, personalised learning environment. As NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said in a recent speech, “It will be the software and special programmes that will make the greatest impact on our students and community. In this regard, NUS is indebted to our donors who have made gifts and pledges of S$40.1 million to date.”
Students are also benefitting from bursaries and scholarships supported by donors. Among those benefitting from gifts is Melissa Tan, a First Year student at the Faculty of Science (Pharmacy), who receives the Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship. Melissa, who lives in UTown’s Cinnamon (USP) College, home to the Universitty Scholars Programme, says, “I am so thankful for this gift. It will allow me to be more financially self-sufficient and also be a role model for my younger brother. I am from a neighbourhood school and this scholarship proves that students like me can do well.”
Melissa is currently taking a course on Leadership in a Complex World by Prof Albert Teo and Aaron Maniam at UTown and plans to do a writing module next semester. She says, “The UTown educational module is unique in choice of subject matter and also in the way the lessons are delivered. Some lessons are held outdoors amid greenery, and there are plenty of opportunities to interact with our professors.”
These thoughts are echoed by Natesha Angullia, who receives the Winner Engineering Scholarship. Natesha, a First Year student at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, is a resident of UTown’s Tembusu College. She says, “This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I really enjoy meeting students from various Faculties, which I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t been living on campus. And since the professors stay in the same building as us, we sometimes have dinner with them in the dining hall. This makes our relationship less intimidating and the educational experience more interactive and enjoyable.”
On receiving the Scholarship, Natesha says, “My father is retired and the journey of a medical student is a long one. So I really appreciate this assistance in helping me reach my goal.”
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