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Professor Winston Koh Bursary

About the Bursary

The School of Economics (SOE) has established the Professor Winston Koh Endowed Memorial Fund in 2015, in honour of the late Professor Winston Koh, to celebrate his contributions to academia and student life in Singapore Management University (SMU). The Fund will support the Professor Winston Koh Bursary which aims to encourage undergraduates from SOE to strive for academic excellence and to gain a holistic education at SMU.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduates from the School of Economics
  • Any nationality
  • Good academic results
  • Preference for undergraduates who demonstrate leadership qualities and have good community service/CCA records
  • With demonstrated financial needs

Tenure and Benefits

  • The bursary, valued at $5,000, is tenable for one year of study.
  • The bursary will go towards funding the recipient’s annual tuition fee.
  • The recipient may be in concurrent receipt of another bursary for cash allowance, subject to fulfilment of its eligibility criteria.

Bond

Not required

Tuition Grant Scheme

  • The recipient is required to take advantage of the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) provided by the Singapore Government for subsidised education.
  • Under the TGS, non-Singaporean recipients (including Singapore Permanent Residents) will be contractually obliged to work for Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation.

Application

Shortlisting of candidates for consideration will be from the list of applicants applying for SMU-administered bursaries in the year of award.

Enquiries

Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance
Email: finasst@smu.edu.sg


About the Donor

With the family of the late Professor Winston Koh, the School of Economics at SMU has established the Professor Winston Koh Endowed Memorial Fund, in honour of the late Professor Winston Koh, to celebrate his contributions to academia and student life in the Singapore Management University. The Fund will support one Professor Winston Koh Bursary in perpetuity and aims to encourage undergraduates from the School of Economics to strive for academic excellence and to gain a holistic education at SMU.

Professor Winston Koh came from a financially challenged background and demonstrated that with hard work, determination and perseverance, one can achieve excellence. He was awarded the PSC scholarship to read Economics at University of Cambridge, graduating with Double First Class Honours, and subsequently obtained a PhD in Economics from Princeton University at age 25. Professor Koh was also awarded the SMU’s Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship for Research Excellence in 2003.

 

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Last updated on 20 Mar 2018.