Bursary for SMU students who did well in NS

Brigadier-General Chua Boon Keat presenting a cheque for $200,000 to SMU president, Professor Arnoud De Meyer, at SMU on Nov 1, 2018. With them are Chief of Defence Force Melvyn Ong and SMU provost, Professor Lily Kong. PHOTO: MINDEF
Brigadier-General Chua Boon Keat (left) and Colonel (Retired) Kong Kam Yean led efforts to set up the SMU Warriors Bursary. PHOTO: MINDEF
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Having seen national servicemen who serve with commitment despite financial hardships, Colonel (Retired) Kong Kam Yean, a recipient of a scholarship from the Singapore Management University (SMU), decided to pay it forward.

He and Brigadier-General Chua Boon Keat, commandant of the Safti Military Institute, led efforts to set up a bursary to help two needy SMU undergraduates who do well in NS each year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2018, with the headline Bursary for SMU students who did well in NS. Subscribe