SAF officers set up bursary to help needy SMU students who do well in national service

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.
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.
Brigadier-General Chua Boon Keat (left) and Colonel (Retired) Kong Kam Yean led efforts to set up the SMU Warriors Bursary.PHOTO: MINDEF

SINGAPORE - Having seen national servicemen who serve with commitment despite facing financial hardships, Colonel (Retired) Kong Kam Yean, a recipient of a scholarship from the Singapore Management University (SMU), decided to pay it forward.

Teaming up with Brigadier-General Chua Boon Keat, commandant of the Safti Military Institute, the pair led efforts to set up a new bursary to help two needy SMU undergraduates who do well in national service each year.

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