Lam See Chiew Memorial Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

The Lam See Chiew Memorial Scholarship in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy is open for consideration to all admitted candidates of the NUS MBA programme (full time or part time) and the Double Degree MBA Programmes. Candidates are appraised based on demonstrated active interest in social entrepreneurship, philanthrophy or non-profit sectors, or has worked for/ volunteered consistently in such social purpose organisations for at least 5 years. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Demonstrate the need to improve knowledge of market-oriented practices so he/she can be more effective in subsequent social change pursuits.
  • Demonstrated evidence of personal qualities strongly resonating with social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and/or non-profit leadership, and illustrate how these have influenced their career paths.
  • Candidate has to commit active participation in the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP) in the following capacities:
    • Social entrepreneurship mentorship programme – while being mentored, one is also expected to mentor in turn the undergraduate students
    • Social media, events and other capacity building activities
    • Interfacing with the student and alumni network; assisting ACSEP in growing the network
    • If attending an ACSEP sponsored event/activity, to produce a written opinion piece
  • Maintaining good academic results, i.e., a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5
  • The successful candidate would be expected to remain fully engaged with the social entrepreneurship, philanthropy or non-profit sector post-graduation.
  • The scholarship is valued at S$6,000 and is tenable only for the Academic Year in which it is awarded

All applicable full-time/part time MBA candidates who have accepted the admission offer will be invited to submit their applications for the award. Candidates of the NUS Double Degree MBA programmes will only be able to utilise the award towards the NUS MBA tuition.

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New Scholarships

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.

Robin Cook


The case for pursuing an MBA at NUS Business School has become stronger for prospective candidates. The school is providing more than S$1 million worth of scholarships and awards to deserving applicants for its August 2014 intake. In some instances, the school pays up to 100 per cent of the tuition fees. And every year, the top 20 to 30 per cent of full-time NUS MBA students are eligible for various scholarships.

We recently launched new scholarships for Singaporeans, women (including Singaporeans), ASEAN nationals, and citizens of countries in Latin America, Africa and Central Asia.

We also invite you to enter the Brightest Minds Scholarship Contest for an opportunity to win a S$25,000 NUS MBA scholarship.

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Learning by doing

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them,” Aristotle said.

It is in that spirit that the NUS MBA programme launched the Management Practicum, a mandatory module for its MBA students. It is an extensive project that allows students to work with companies on their business challenges. Students get to use their management skills and apply concepts and theories acquired in the NUS MBA programme to real-life business dilemmas. Masana Takahashi, an NUS MBA student from the Class of 2014, advised Integrated International School, for his Management Practicum project. Here, he shares his thoughts on his experience.

Describe your management practicum experience in brief

  1. Management practicum involves hard work and teamwork, team discussions late into the night, number crunching, and running about for field research. The experience was tough, but there are lessons to be had from it.
  2. The more you devote your time and energy to the project, the more you will learn from it. The opposite is also true.
  3. If the client uses your ideas, they become a real strategy. If not, it is a good opportunity to learn about what worked and what didn’t from the project. In both instances, students will gain confidence and pride, as well as valuable lessons.
  4. Knowledge of yourself and your team members is crucial to the project’s success. A person cannot know everything there is to know, and is unable to do everything alone. All projects need teamwork. Think about how you can contribute. Continue reading