Lim Pu Leh – SUTD Bursary Award

The Lim Pu Leh – SUTD Bursary Award is established to promote access to education and provide opportunities to students, particularly those with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility

  • Full-time undergraduates of any nationality with preference to be given to Malaysian citizens
  • Enrolled in any year of study at the University
  • Possess good moral character and community spirit
  • Have demonstrated financial need with per capita income of less than S$2,000 a month

Tenure

  • Each Bursary Award is tenable for one year only
  • Recipients may reapply in his/her subsequent year of studies, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria

Benefits of Award

  • S$6,000 per annum
  • Each bursary award is strictly for tuition fees and study-related expenses only
  • No bond attached

Things to Note

Bursary recipients must take up the Tuition Fee Grant Subsidy by the Singapore Government.

THIS BURSARY AWARD IS ESTABLISHED IN MEMORY OF THE LATE MDM LIM PU LEH:

The late Mdm Lim was widowed at an early age and forced to work to raise three young children. Being illiterate, she took on hard labour jobs such as washerwoman, domestic helper and caretaker of association premises. Money was never enough and she taught her children to be thrifty and frugal. Through her hard work and enterprise, she was able to bring up a strong family, inculcated with good values of giving and sharing. Her children were very dependent on financial aid provided by clan association, schools and university. She was an excellent role model : accept challenges, work hard, be thrifty and yet be generous and helpful to others.

This bursary is set up by her children as their contribution to give back to the community in memory of their beloved mother. To remember their Malaysian roots, the donors have requested that the annual awards be given to financially challenged students from Malaysia where possible.