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Alumni kick-start bursary fund with golf tournament

17 July 2013

(From left) Mr Ng, Mr Ho, Mr Goh, Prof Tan Eng Chye and Mr Johnny Tan at the cheque presentation ceremony on 12 July. The event eventually raised more than its initial target of S$150,000.
Through an annual golf tournament organised by the NUS Society (NUSS), the University’s alumni have raised over S$180,000 for the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund, an alumni-for-students initiative that provides financial support to needy students. The sum raised exceeds the initial target of S$150,000 and is the first gift to the newly-formed Fund.

Chairperson of the Alumni Bursary Fund, Mr Johnny Tan (’82), said: “Through the Alumni Bursary Fund, we hope to provide the neediest students with the same educational opportunities that we enjoyed at NUS, as well as give these students a chance to improve their social mobility. We also hope to cultivate a sense of regular giving among alumni and broaden support for our alma mater. Giving back should be part of our community spirit.”

Following the tournament, Mr Goh Chok Tong (’64), Emeritus Senior Minister, graced an appreciation dinner that was held at the NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House. There, NUSS President Mr David Ho (’72) and Mr Joseph Ng, NUSS Golf Section Convener and NUSS Golf Annual 2013 Organising Committee Chairperson, presented a cheque to Mr Johnny Tan and NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye (’85).

Prof Tan said: “Over the past five years, NUS has substantially increased its financial aid, particularly to needy Singapore citizens. Many of our students are financially disadvantaged. For them, a bursary is a welcome gift. A bursary opens many doors and brings many opportunities. Its impact can also be felt far beyond the walls of the University.”

If you would like to make a gift to the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund or encourage fellow NUS alumni to support this Fund through a class reunion or other alumni activities, call us at (65) 6516-8000/ 1-800 DEVELOP (1-800-338-3567) or email

By NUS Development Office