LBKM continues to shape the future with an additional gift to the LBKM Future Economy Scholarship at NUS Computing
(From left) Mr Kevin Ong from the NUS Development Office; Prof Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS School of Computing; Mr Suhaimi Salleh, President, and Mr Abdullah Arief Ali, Honor (2)
The Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) made a gift of S$300,000 to further support a Scholarship at the NUS School of Computing (NUS Computing).
The LBKM Future Economy Scholarship was first established in 2017, and aims to encourage more talented youths from the Malay community to pursue studies in future-ready emerging fields such as computing. Since its inception, the Scholarship has been awarded to nine undergraduates who received S$5,000 each.
“The partnership with NUS is not only strategic, LBKM and the University also share the same goal to groom outstanding youths to be future leaders in their respective fields who will serve the community and the nation,” said Mr Suhaimi Salleh, President of LBKM, at the cheque presentation ceremony held at NUS Computing.
“This fund will support more emerging disciplines, especially disciplines that will enable bright and talented students to be future ready,” he elaborated.
Mr Suhaimi also shared how the Scholarship is aligned with LBKM’s strategic direction to extend its scholarship reach through collaborations with reputable education institutes. The Scholarship will also strengthen LBKM’s position as an organisation synonymous with the provision of financial assistance to support local Malay youths in their pursuit of academic excellence.
Former LBKM Future Scholar and Final-Year NUS student Mr Fausan Adipratama Bin Yusman at the event.
“I am deeply grateful to LBKM for their strong support so that more outstanding students from the Malay community will be able to pursue their studies in the courses that we offer at our School. I also hope that the Scholarship recipients will become role models for their community and shape the future of the industry and our society,” said Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing.
Scholarship recipient, 24-year-old final year student Mr Fauzan Adipratama Yusman shared that the Scholarship he received in 2019 enabled him to fully focus on his studies with peace of mind. It also relieved the financial strain on his parents.
“With the Scholarship, my parents did not have to worry about the cost of my studies. Instead, they were able to focus on my younger sibling who has learning difficulties and needs special care.”