Establishing a University Bursary Association; Leong Khay Huay Kuan helps students expand their networks

19 Jun 2023

Lianhe Zaobao, 19 Jun 2023, 办大学助学金联谊会 龙溪会馆助学生拓展人脉

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Singapore's Leong Khay Huay Kuan has resumed running its University Bursary Association and invited representatives from Swiss Banks to share about their careers in banking and finance. This is to provide bursary recipients an understanding of the industry development trends and networking opportunities.
Leong Khay Huay Kuan had first set up a $10 million education fund in 2013 to support the university education for children from needy Hokkien families. In 2016, the Huay Kuan increased the fund to $20 million and expanded the bursary to local university students of all races. At that time, the five public universities that benefited were the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore Institute of Technology and the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Each university was allocated 12 scholarships a year, with eight being reserved for Hokkien students and four for students of other races. Each student would receive a subsidy of $3,000.