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.