A total of S$250,000 was raised by generous alumni to support needy students in NUS Business School.
Comprising 10 portions of S$25,000 each, the NUSBSA Bursary Fund includes two memorial bursaries, one in honor of the late Associate Professor Lim Guan Hua (BBA Hons 1985), who was an NUS finance professor and Honorary Secretary of NUSBSA Association, and the other, in memory of the late Mr Tay Kim Huat (MBA 1986), who was an MBA alumnus.
The fund-raising initiative was the work of Mr Yeo Keng Joon (MBA 1985) who approached various individuals to each donate S$25,000. With the government matching a dollar to every dollar raised, the total fund raised is able to support ten needy students yearly, perpetually.
Said Mr Yeo, “I believe that there are a lot of needy students, especially from the heartland who have a dire need for financial support. Currently, the number of bursaries in NUS is limited because they are distributed across all faculties. For us in the alumni, this is one way to give back something to our alma mater.”
To support Mr Yeo’s efforts in fund-raising, MBA-Alumni NUS also donated
S$5,000 for the Tay Kim Huat Memorial Bursary Fund.
The NUSBSA Bursary, targeted to be given out in August 2008, will benefit ten recipients in the first round. A selection process and criteria for selection is currently being worked out, with the NUS Business School acting as administrator for the bursary.
Alumni who are keen to participate in the selection and award process may contact GANO for further information.
“For us in the alumni, this is one way to give back something to our alma mater.”
~ Mr Yeo Keng Joon (MBA 1985) who spearheaded the fund-raising initiative