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Former president SR Nathan donates $129,000 to needy Republic Poly students

Published on Jan 16, 2014 9:39 PM

Former president SR Nathan has donated $129,000 to needy Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates now studying at Republic Polytechnic (RP).

The money will be used to set up the SR Nathan Endowment Fund to support bursary awards of $1,500 each. To qualify, students must be enrolled in a full-time diploma programme at RP, and have graduated from an ITE college.

Mr Nathan attended a luncheon held in his honour at RP on Thursday, where he officially presented the donation to set up the fund.

Two bursary awards had already been given out last year. This year, four awards will be given out, and this will go up to six per year from next year.

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