The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty Law has established a new scholarship through a generous gift from the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL). The scholarship which will amount to approximately $300,000 over an initial term of 5 years aims to enable outstanding students who are financially needy to have the opportunity to read law.
The gift from SAL will support one full-term undergraduate scholarship annually over five years at NUS Law. This prestigious scholarship is open to high-potential freshmen from low-income Singaporean families who have been offered admission to, or enrolled in, NUS Law.
The SAL Undergraduate Scholarship will be awarded to the first recipient in Academic Year 2017/2018. The scholarship will cover the tuition fees of each recipient for all four years of the Bachelor of Laws programme at NUS Law as long as the recipient requires financial assistance and continues to do well in the programme.
Ms Serene Wee, Chief Executive of SAL, said, “The SAL Undergraduate Scholarship underscores our commitment to nurture the future generations of the legal profession. The scholarship not only provides much needed financial assistance but also aims to provide the recipients with a valuable opportunity to participate in SAL programmes and committee work where they can interact with and learn from senior members of the profession. We believe that this practical exposure will complement their academic learning in preparing them for the future.”
Added Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law, “We are grateful to the Singapore Academy of Law for their generous contribution. SAL is committed to the promotion and development of Singapore law and this scholarship is an investment in future generations of Singaporean lawyers. It also helps ensure that NUS Law can continue to offer an outstanding legal education while maintaining a needs-blind, merit-based admissions policy.”
NUS Law currently offers 16 bursaries and 13 scholarships for both undergraduates and graduate students.