7 February 2016
Local historian Adjunct Associate Professor Kwa Chong Guan, Department of History, and his sister, Ms Kwa Kim Hua, have donated S$2 million to the NUS Alumni Bursary Fund, giving the gift of education to students in need. NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said that the endowed fund will be able to support several cohorts of students in the long run and allow them to fully focus on their studies and personal development, free from financial worry. In 2015, NUS provided S$11.2 million of financial aid; an increase from the S$5.2 million in 2011. In total, about 9000 NUS students have benefited from financial aid last year.