Sharon Ann Eravelly Scholarship recipient 2013 – 2017
“The three weeks I spent in New Haven were truly the time of my life. From the heated debates in seminar sessions to passionate discussions about our ideals for future student societies to arguments over the best pizza in New Haven, I knew that this College was the perfect place for me. I am constantly being drawn into intellectual exchanges between students and faculty and inspired by the great ideas that spontaneously sprout up. I have always desired a liberal arts and science education because it would finally give me the opportunity to learn for learning’s sake. Coming from a family of five children, the financial burden on my parents was no small sum. This Scholarship covers my tuition fees, removing a substantial load off my parents’ backs. I do not have to worry about being burdened by hefty student loans or about not being able to secure a place in this school due to the inability to pay.”
Lee Foundation Scholarship recipient 2014 – 2018
“When I first met Yale-NUS students, I was impressed by how passionate they were about their classes and student groups; I knew I wanted to join such a motivated community. I am grateful for the Lee Foundation Scholarship because it allows me to pursue my education without worrying about the financial burden on my parents, who have three other children to support. I also do not have to sustain a part-time job to fund my expenses. With this extra time, I focus on more college activities like student journalism and volunteering.”
Toh Chin Chye Study Award recipient 2013 – 2017
“My parents work as clerks in a construction company and I have an older brother and two younger brothers, all of whom are still schooling. When I received the Toh Chin Chye Study Award, I was working long hours as a waitress having just completed a teaching internship. My parents had very little saved up for college and I knew that I had to depend largely on myself to finance my university education so receiving the Award was a tremendous relief. It means being able to fully experience College life, from concentrating on my studies to starting a cross-country running team and a food recycling project. More than anything, it has made me a more optimistic person and taught me to cherish every opportunity I receive.”
Find out more about the Toh Chin Chye Study Award here.
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Study Award recipient 2014 – 2018
“Yale-NUS has been a great learning experience for me so far! I really enjoy learning new areas of study which I was interested in but did not have the chance to do so in high school, such as Philosophy and Anthropology. I appreciate the openness in our discussions in and outside of the classroom. The friendly atmosphere in school and the close connections between faculty and students have made Yale-NUS an amazing place for me. I am grateful for the Study Award that has helped me actualise this great college experience.”
Georgette Chen Study Award recipient 2013 – 2017
“I think I offer a unique combination of raw talent, energy and a grounded perspective in shaping the culture of my College. The Georgette Chen Study Award has lifted a tremendous financial burden off me. I come from a single parent family, where my mother has to also support my younger sister’s education. By relieving my family of the expensive school fees, I do not have to worry about having to work part-time or accumulating debt.”
Prima Scholarship recipient 2013 – 2017
“I like the idea of a residential college and a small cohort. These make for a great learning environment, where learning is intimate and transcends classroom boundaries. Also, I think a broad-based curriculum that combines ideas from both Eastern and Western societies is very interesting. Before I found out that I had made it into the College, I was still deliberating whether or not to even consider Yale-NUS (although I wanted to come here) as I was not sure if my family could afford it. The Prima Scholarship really played a part in influencing my decision. I am really thankful for the opportunities that Yale-NUS and this Scholarship have given me!”
Find out more about the Prima Scholarship here.
Tan Chin Tuan Professor of Chinese Studies
“With its vast and generous contributions to the social welfare and sustained development of Singapore and Malaysia, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation is an organisation of tremendous renown, and its establishment of a programme for Chinese Studies at Yale-NUS, which will serve to promote a deeper understanding of Chinese culture around the world, is unquestionably an initiative of great significance. As the first to undertake this important position, I feel deeply committed to ensuring that Chinese studies at Yale-NUS will quickly be on a path to enriching the knowledge and developing the intercultural skills of our young students and future global leaders.”