Accountancy alumna Ms Koh Seoh Hoon (’74) dedicated a legacy gift to her alma mater.


The late Ms Koh Seoh Hoon.

With a strong belief in the transformative powers of education, the late Accountancy alumna Ms Koh Seoh Hoon (’74) dedicated a legacy gift to her alma mater.  Her generous gift will fund a campus-wide scholarship and bursary for NUS students.

As a tribute to her parents, the scholarship and bursary will be named in honour of her father Mr Koh Bak Chua and mother Ms Chua Hui Eng. Her father supported the family by running a fresh fruit importing business, while her mother was a homemaker who cared for nine children. 

Education was the foundation of Ms Koh’s successful career. After graduating from NUS, the only daughter in her household to do so, Ms Koh went on to serve as the Secretary and Director in firms across industries, such as investment, engineering, automobile and electronics.

Besides her sterling career achievements, Ms Koh is remembered for her steely spirit, kindness and contributions to worthy causes.

Good friend Ms Sharon Ng (’74) recalled: “Despite struggling with breast cancer, she remained humble, strong-willed and cheerful. She was determined to be independent and always helpful.”

The magnanimous Ms Koh frequently heeded the calls of NUS annual giving campaigns. Since her passing in 2017, her bequest has gone into funding cancer research at the Singapore Cancer Society, Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution, and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital.

Today, the scholarship and bursary named after her parents will ensure that the same door of opportunity that Ms Koh had will remain open for the next generation.