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Honouring Lim Meng Kin with memorial bursary

26 Aug 2013

The Lim Meng Kin Memorial Bursary Fund commemorates the late Assoc Prof Lim’s giving spirit and significant contributions to education at NUS
Following a proposal by its Office of Alumni Relations (OAR), NUS is launching a fundraising initiative to establish the Lim Meng Kin Memorial Bursary Fund. This endowed bursary fund will perpetuate the late Associate Professor Lim’s giving spirit and commemorate his 30 years of service to education at NUS.

Alumnus Mr Yeo Keng Joon (’85) has stepped forward to champion this fundraising effort, which seeks to raise a minimum of S$150,000. The University aims to award this Bursary from the upcoming Academic Year 2013/2014 to deserving students facing financial difficulty.

Mr Yeo said: “The Bursary will be a fitting tribute to a man who, as a teacher, gave so much to his students.”

Assoc Prof Lim, who received financial support as a student, had an illustrious career in the military and in academia. He pioneered aviation medicine in the Republic of Singapore Air Force, led the Medical Corps of the Singapore Armed Forces and was Director of Defence Medical Research Institute at the Ministry of Defence and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Corporation of Singapore before joining the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS full-time in 1999. He had been teaching at the School part-time since 1983. Assoc Prof Lim became OAR Director in 2010.

Associate Professor Victor Savage, the current OAR Director said: “Meng Kin epitomised the alumni spirit – selfless devotion, quiet determination, an affable disposition and an engaging personality.”

The Lim Meng Kin Memorial Bursary Fund is the first of many initiatives of the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund. The NUS Alumni Bursary Fund is an alumni-for-students initiative led by NUS alumni. It provides financial support to NUS students who require financial assistance to begin and continue their education in NUS.

If you would like to know more about the Lim Meng Kin Memorial Bursary Fund or the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund, please email or call (65) 6516 8000.

By NUS Development Office