Scholarship for Malay Singaporean students at SMU launched

Scholarship for Malay Singaporean students at SMU launched

The S$600,000 scholarship contributed by a Singaporean investment professional, a Singaporean banker and a subsidiary of the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) will be matched one-to-one by the Government.

SINGAPORE: The first scholarship for Malay Singaporean undergraduates at the Singapore Management University (SMU) was launched on Thursday (Nov 12).

In a news release issued on Thursday, SMU said MERCU Learning Point, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), together with a senior Singaporean investment professional and a senior Singaporean banker, have contributed S$600,000 to set up the MERCU-SMU Excellence Scholarship.

The Government will match this amount dollar-for-dollar, making it a total of S$1.2 million.

The scholarship is for full-time Malay Singaporean undergradautes who are in year two to year four, and enrolled in any of the six schools at SMU. Three scholarships of S$12,000 each will be awarded annually.

It was introduced to help needy SMU Malay students with outstanding academic results as well as a commendable record of co-curricular activity and community service involvement.

Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, who was the guest-of-honour at the launch, presented the inaugural recipients of the scholarship to Ms Nur Amalina Saparin, a final-year law student, Khairul Ashraf Khairul Anwar, a third-year law student and Muhammad Hafiz Kasman, a third-year student from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business.

Source: CNA/wl