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Isabel Chng Mui Lin Intellectual Property Book Grant

The book grant scheme is supported by a memorial fund that is being established in honour of the late Isabel Chng Mui Lin, who passed away on 10 September 2012, to commemorate her significant contributions to the Singapore patent system, her zest for life, and in fond remembrance of her as an inspiring and beloved colleague and mentor.

The book grant is available to needy Singaporean Bachelor of Laws undergraduates studying full-time at the Singapore Management University and who took the Intellectual Property Law course offered by the School of Law in the year of award.

Up to three book grants may be awarded annually and in perpetuity, one in each term (including Term 3A).

Quantum
  • $800 per award
  • Tenable for one year of study
Eligibility
  • Full-time SMU undergraduate LL.B students from any year of study
  • Singapore Citizen
  • Good academic results
  • With demonstrated financial needs (gross monthly per capita household income not exceeding $1,900)
Condition of Award Must have taken or is taking the Intellectual Property Law course offered by the School of Law in Term 1, Term 2 or Term 3A in the year of award.
Repayment
  • No repayment is required
  • A student who withdraws from SMU or the course is required to repay the grant, except if special approval is given by the Dean's Office
Application To be invited in Term 3A
Enquiries

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

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School of Law Book Allowance

Supported by funds contributed by the School's faculty, members of the legal fraternity and the community at large, the book allowance scheme is available to Bachelor of Laws undergraduates studying full-time at the Singapore Management University.

Up to 10 book allowance grants may be awarded annually.

Quantum
  • $500 per award
  • Tenable for one year of study
Eligibility
  • Full-time undergraduates from the School of Law
  • Any nationality
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Monthly household per capita income of no more than $1,900 or evidence of family financial difficulties
  • Not in receipt of scholarships/Study Awards awarded by SMU or other organisations
Condition of Award
  • Only books approved by the Dean/Associate Dean can be purchased
  • Allowance is disbursed on a reimbursement basis subject to submission of proof of purchase
Repayment
  • No repayment is required.
  • A student who withdraws from SMU is required to repay the grant, except if special approval is given by the Dean's Office.
Application

Application is not required.  Eligible candidates will be shortlisted from the SMU-Administered Bursaries applicant pool (for applications received between February and August) for consideration.

Enquiries

Ms Esther Phang
School of Law
Email: estherphang@smu.edu.sg

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School of Social Sciences (SOSS)Textbook Fund Grant

The SOSS Textbook Fund Grant, initiated by SMU Social Science alumnus Tim Mou Hui, is established in 2013 with the purpose to provide additional financial assistance to needy undergraduate students from SOSS to purchase textbooks.

Up to eight book allowance grants will be awarded in Academic Year 2013-14.  In the subsequent two years, up to four book allowances will be given out.

>> Click here for Alumni Profile - Tim Mou Hui

Quantum
  • $500 per award
  • Tenable for one year of study
Eligibility
  • Full-time undergraduates from the School of Social Sciences at SMU
  • Gross monthly household per capita (average) income not exceeding $1,900
  • Priority will be given to applicants with demonstrated family financial hardship
  • Not be in receipt of scholarships (where the scholarship sum is disbursed in cash) in the same year of award as this book allowance
Repayment
  • No repayment is required.
  • A student who withdraws from SMU is required to repay the book allowance.
Application Interested applicants must have submitted their bursary applications during the annual application window between March and August for "SMU-Administered Bursaries".
Enquiries Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance
Email: finasst@smu.edu.sg

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Spirit for Success Fund Book Grant

Established in 2015, the Spirit for Success Fund Book Grant aims to provide financial support to needy undergraduates from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics and School of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University.

The Spirit for Success Fund was initiated by two enterprising SMU BBM Alumni, Mr Xavier Chen (Graduating Class of 2013) and Ms Shalini Arul (Graduating Class of 2008), who want to inspire students to strive for excellence in both academia and personal development, as well as be encouraged to continually have a Spirit for Success.

Four book grants will be awarded annually over a two-year period, commencing Academic Year 2016-17.

Quantum
  • $600 per award
  • Tenable for one year of study
Eligibility
  • Full time undergraduates from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics and School of Social Sciences proceeding to their second, third and final year of studies.
  • Singapore Citizens
  • Good academic results
  • Active in student life
  • With demonstrable financial needs (gross monthly per capita household income not exceeding $1,900)
  • Believe in the notion of paying-it-forward and contributing back to the community in the future.
Repayment
  • No repayment is required.
  • A student who withdraws from SMU is required to repay the grant.
Application Application is not required.  Eligible candidates will be shortlisted from the SMU-Administered Bursaries applicant pool (for applications received between February and August) for consideration.
Enquiries Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance
Email: finasst@smu.edu.sg

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The SMU Ambassadorial Corps Textbook Grant

The SMU Ambassadorial Corps Textbook Grant is established by The SMU Ambassadorial Corps, a group of SMU student ambassadors. The textbook grant seeks to provide recognition for students who have exhibited a passion for promoting the SMU brand, name and culture, notwithstanding their financial needs.

Up to 5 textbook grants may be awarded, subject to availability of funds.

Quantum
  • $500 per award
  • Tenable for one year of study
Eligibility
  • The applicants must be full-time undergraduates studying at SMU;
  • The applicants must have demonstrable financial needs;
  • The applicants must not have received any scholarship, excluding bursaries and other financial assistance schemes sponsored by SMU and/or other organisations, in the year of application;
  • Priority will be given to students who have exhibited a passion for promoting the SMU name and contributing to SMU; and
  • Members of the SMU Ambassadorial Corps are not eligible to apply.
Repayment
  • No repayment is required.
  • A student who withdraws from SMU is required to repay the grant.
Application Invitation to apply
Enquiries

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

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Last updated on 7 Feb 2018.