Alice & Peter Tan Academic Award (2013)
All six children of Mr & Mrs Peter and Alice Tan are NUS alumni. Recognising the quality education they received, Mr & Mrs Tan made a substantial endowed gift to the University. Their gift supports academic programmes that further enhance the quality and impact of NUS students’ learning experience.
The Academic Award is available to financially needy Faculty of Science students participating in special academic programmes such as student exchange programmes.
Ang Kok Peng Memorial Awards (1998)
Dr Ang Kok Peng was a long-serving member of the NUS Department of Chemistry until his retirement in 1988. In addition to his work in academia, Dr Ang also contributed richly to Singapore. He served as Singapore’s first ambassador to Japan in 1968 and held cabinet positions such as Minister of State for Communications and Minister of State for Health.
In 1998, students, friends and corporations who have worked with Dr Ang came together to honour their late friend and colleague through the Ang Kok Peng Memorial Fund. Supported by the Memorial Fund, the Ang Kok Peng Memorial Award is available for undergraduate students participating in student exchange and overseas experiential learning programmes.
Loh Boon Chye & Family SEP Awards (2014)
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 Loh Boon Chye & Family SEP Awards were established to support financially-needy students for SEP to United Kingdom, the United States of America and China. These awards enable these Singaporean students to broaden their horizons and perspectives.
NUS Business School Alumni Association Student Experience Award (2011)
The NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSAA) aims to build meaningful and enduring relations with NUS Business School’s alumni body. Founded in 1965, the NUS Business School has produced more than 30,000 alumni. The NUSBSAA also serves the community through various service projects and fundraising initiatives, such as the NUSBSAA Student Experience Award.
Through this Award, the NUSBSAA hopes to provide financially needy students with the opportunity to broaden their global perspective and gain exposure to different cultures and environments through participation in semester-long exchange programmes with overseas partner universities.
NUSBSAA – CHAN POH CHOO MEMORIAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
Alumnus Mr Peter Koh made a gift in memory of Ms Chan Poh Choo – a dedicated mother. The Bursary is made possible with the hope of benefiting students in overseas exchange programmes.
NUSBSAA – CHIA YEW KAY STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
NUSBSAA – DOREEN TAN STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
“The Student Experience Award organised by NUS Business School is valuable and meaningful for students in need. I appreciate the opportunity in being able to participate as one of the donors. I hope these students will pay it forward to the needy when they have graduated.”
NUSBSAA – HEE WAH CHEONG STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
Mr Hee Wah Cheong (1922 – 2006) believed that education should be complemented by field experience for an all-rounded development. This Award is supported by a gift from his daughter, Mrs Susan MC Tay and son-in-law Mr Peter YB Tay who are NUS alumni. Mr Tay runs TPS Group, a provider of Fiduciary, Corporate and Business Development Services.
NUSBSAA – LEE YAN MEMORIAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
“NUS alumnus Benny Lee, who crafted a successful career in international marketing, believes in the benefits of cross-cultural learning experiences. Impacted by two such learning experiences gained in NUS, he was motivated to think that students who qualify for exchange programmes should not be deprived of doing so if they have (family) financial challenges. With that, he expounded and started the NUS Business School Alumni Association Student Experience Fund to help students gain the once-in- a-lifetime opportunity presented to them. In turn, he hopes to inspire more to give back to their alma mater as they resonate with the learning gained when studying in NUS.”
NUSBSAA – NG SEOK KUAN STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
NUSBSAA – PAUL YAP MEMORIAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
“I have benefited from the educational system in Singapore. I see no better way to show my gratitude than to put a bit of what I now have to help others who are in financial need for their education. What better vehicle than through my alma mater, NUS?”
NUSBSAA – SING KIM & JOW LIN STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
NUS alumnus Mr Tan Boon Chin believes in the impact of education and thus made gifts to the NUS Business School. The awards are made possible in the hope of giving students with financially challenged backgrounds an opportunity to have a university education.
NUSBSAA – TAI SIN ELECTRIC STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
Mr Bobby Lim made a gift in honour of his company — a leading industrial group in the region that believes in sustainable development and contributing back to the society. Through this gift, Mr Lim hopes to help students pursue their education without the financial burden.
NUSBSAA – YEO KIM NEO MEMORIAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE AWARD
MBA alumnus Yeo Keng Joon named this bursary in honour of his late sister who was a dedicated secondary school teacher, nurturing and mentoring her students to be the best they can be. It is hoped that needy students who receive this award will be able to benefit from the overseas student exchange which will make a major impact and significantly enhance their education in the NUS Business School.
NUS-UBC Lee Foundation Student Exchange Award (2003)
The Lee Foundation is recognised as Singapore’s largest private charitable foundation. It is a generous supporter of educational and learning institutions. Among the institutions it supports are NUS and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Both NUS and UBC share comparable education goals and are actively encouraging their students to embark on overseas exchange programmes.
The NUS-UBC Lee Foundation Exchange Award is supported by a generous donation from the Lee Foundation to help fund NUS students on exchange to UBC and vice versa. To date, more than 700 students from both universities have benefited from this gift from the Lee Foundation.
Tahir Student Exchange Award (2009)
Indonesian magnate and philanthropist Dato Sri Dr Tahir started from humble beginnings. The son of a Surabaya clothing-shop owner, he started the Mayapada Group as a garment and textile manufacturing business. Today, it is one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates. Dr Tahir is a firm believer in education. By supporting this Student Exchange Award, he hopes the good relations and understanding between the people of Indonesia and Singapore may be enhanced.
Each Award supports financially disadvantaged Indonesian students at the NUS Business School going on exchange, needy undergraduates at the School going on student exchange at partner universities in Indonesia, or financially needy Indonesian undergraduates from partner universities who are on student exchange at the School.
Tan Mingwei Global Community Service Grant (2010)
The late Ms Tan Mingwei was a medical student at Cambridge University, UK. She spent several of her holidays serving on volunteer trips to Botswana, Nepal and Taiwan, and was inspired by the experiences she had. Ms Tan also actively volunteered at home in Singapore, where she taught handicapped archers. Sadly, she passed away in an accident at the young age of 20.
In her memory and to promote the spirit of volunteerism, the Tan Mingwei Global Community Service Grant was set up for students who undertake meaningful community work in developing countries and hopefully be inspired by the work just as she was.