Worldwide Hotels – Choo Chong Ngen Foundation Established a $3 Million Bursary Fund at SUTD

To celebrate Worldwide Hotels Group’s 30th anniversary, the Worldwide Hotels – Choo Chong Ngen Foundation has generously donated $2 million to the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). With the $2 million gift and government matched funds, a $3 million bursary fund is now established at SUTD to see financially needy students through their educational journey, ensuring that they will be able to pursue their design x tech dreams regardless of financial background.

The Worldwide Hotels – Choo Chong Ngen Bursary Award is open to all full-time SUTD undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in any year of study, and in any degree programme. Starting from Academic Year 2024, it will benefit at least 12 students per year.

During the 30th anniversary celebrations, SUTD President Professor Chong Tow Chong received the donation cheque from Mr Choo, Chairman of the Worldwide Hotels Group.

Pictured from left to right: Ms Patricia Quek, Head of UBS Global Wealth Management Singapore and Malaysia; Professor Chong Tow Chong, President of SUTD; Dr Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower and 2nd Minister for Trade and Industry; Mr Choo Chong Ngen, Founder and Chairman of Worldwide Hotels Group; and Ms Carolyn Choo, CEO and Managing Director of Worldwide Hotels Group

In gratitude for the generous gift, Professor Chong said, "Worldwide Hotels' significant contribution will immensely aid deserving students in achieving their academic ambitions without the stress of financial limitations. We deeply appreciate Worldwide Hotels' strong support of SUTD's quest to nurture the next generation of design and tech innovators for a better world."

Worldwide Hotels – Choo Chong Ngen Foundation
The Worldwide Hotels – Choo Chong Ngen Foundation was established by Mr Choo Chong Ngen, Chairman of the Worldwide Hotels Group. The Group is Singapore’s largest homegrown tourist-class hotel group with over 8,000 rooms across 7 hotel brands and 41 properties. Abroad, it owns 11 hotels in Australia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, run by external operators like Accor, Oakwood, Holiday Inn, Swiss Garden, and Travelodge. To date, the foundation has donated more than $14 million to educational institutions in Singapore.