NUS society raises more than $500,000 for bursary fund through golf event

The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) presenting a cheque for $500,000 to Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (centre) for the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund after raising the amount through a charity golf tournament.
The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) presenting a cheque for $500,000 to Education Minister Heng Swee Keat (centre) for the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund after raising the amount through a charity golf tournament. PHOTO: NUSS

SINGAPORE - The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) has raised more than $500,000 through a charity golf event for the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund, which helps financially challenged students secure a university education.

The amount, which was raised by 144 golfers on Wednesday at the Tanah Merah Country Club, exceeded the society's initial target of $300,000.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat was guest-of-honour at Wednesday night's prize presentation at Kent Ridge Guild House.

Mr Heng said: "The funds NUSS has raised will enable NUS to provide more financial assistance to needy students, and give them opportunity and hope for a better future. I am gratified to see NUS alumni giving back to NUS and its community."

NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, received the cheque from Mr Heng on the university's behalf.

NUSS has raised more than $1.2 million for the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund to date.

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