The Kenneth Kam — SUTD Scholarship is established to promote meritocratic access to education and provide opportunities to deserving students.


The Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who

  • are full-time undergraduates, in junior or senior years, enrolled in any of the 4 pillars at the University;

  • have demonstrated financial need (per capita income of less than $2,000 per month); and

  • have good academic standing with CGPA of 4.0 and above.


  • Each Scholarship is valued at S$15,000 per annum and shall be used towards the annual subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) and other study-related expenses (from any balance after payment of tuition fees) for one (1) Academic Year.

No bond is required under the terms of this Scholarship. The recipient must take up the Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) from the Singapore Government to enjoy subsidised fees if such Grant is not already automatically awarded to them.


  • Recipients are required to achieve and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance will be reviewed every term.

  • Recipients are required to complete at least 10 hours of service to the university. They may take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing SUTD to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc., as and when called upon to do so.

  • Recipients shall not, concurrently with this Scholarship, hold any other scholarships, awards, bursaries, grants or other allowances of a monetary nature without the prior approval of the University.

  • The University reserves the right to revoke or suspend the Scholarship if/when it deems fit, for example, if the conduct of the recipient (past and present) comes under scrutiny or if the academic progress of the recipient is considered unsatisfactory.

  • If the recipient decides to terminate the scholarship prematurely, SUTD reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.


  • Existing students who are eligible will be invited to apply via MyPortal.

  • Late and incomplete submissions will not be processed.

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of competition among eligible applicants.

  • SUTD reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.


Kenneth Kam Boon Hee is a successful Singaporean forex trader. However, his personal story has taught him to give a different meaning to the value of money. The trader believes that giving engenders receiving. And this is what money means to him. A way of bringing smiles to those who have been less fortunate than him.
Over the past years, Kenneth Kam Boon Hee has put his personal affluence behind many social initiatives that further education and alleviate poverty. He has donated generously to several educational institutes locally and internationally.
Today, the seasoned trader and social entrepreneur is more than ever determined to serve deprived communities and encourage talents and aspirations in Mauritius as well as in the African continent and also around the world.