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Nee Soon East launches new bursary to help private university students

Published on Dec 28, 2013 1:52 PM

Private university students living in Nee Soon East will have a new way to help pay for their studies from next year.

The first of its kind Nee Soon East Tertiary Award, set up and funded by the local citizens' consultative committee, will support Singapore citizens who are full-time university students at private institutions here like MDIS and SIM Global. This was announced by Nee Soon MP Patrick Tay at a ceremony on Saturday at Nee Soon East Community Club in Yishun to hand out Edusave awards.

At the ceremony, 1,504 students from primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and public universities received $504,900 worth of merit bursaries and other awards.

The new tertiary bursary was set up in response to residents' feedback about the financial costs of local private universities, Mr Tay said.

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