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ARA Asset Management Scholarship

The ARA Asset Management Scholarship is established in 2009 through the generous support of ARA.
The scholarship has been providing financial support to outstanding full-time undergraduate students from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, the School of Accountancy, and the School of Economics at the Singapore Management University in achieving higher excellence in their studies. The objective of this scholarship is to support undergraduates with demonstrated financial needs, to achieve academic excellence and to accord appropriate recognition to the recipients of the scholarship for their accomplishments.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time SMU undergraduates enrolled in the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Accountancy or School of Economics
  • Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Good academic achievements
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Special consideration for those with demonstrated financial needs


  • $10,000 (towards subsidised tuition fees and study-related expenses)
  • Tenable for up to 4 years of the recipient’s academic studies, subject to continued observance of the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions of award.

Learning and Development opportunities

  • Internship and career opportunity with ARA Asset Management or one of its designated companies 
  • Recipients are expected to participate in community service and corporate social responsibility activities, and in particular, second-year and third-year students are expected to hold leadership positions in the ARA/Lim Hoon Foundation Scholars and Alumni Network Committee. 

Application Process

  • Apply via Applicant’s Self Service (after submitting an online application admission)
  • Interview is required of shortlisted applicants


Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance


About the Donor

ARA is an Asian real estate fund management company focused on the management of public-listed real estate investment trusts ("REITS") and private real estate funds. ARA was incorporated as an exempted company with limited liability in Bermuda on 1 July 2002 and was admitted to the official list of the main board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST") on 2 November 2007.


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Last updated on 21 Sep 2017.