The Theresa May Len Wong Bursary was established to support financially disadvantaged but deserving students pursuing selected full-time undergraduate degrees at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Are pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree under the Health and Social Sciences cluster offered by the Institute.
- Are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
- Have a household per capita income (PCI) of less than or equal to S$1,200.
Tenure and Benefits of the Bursary:
- Each Bursary is valued at S$5,000 and is tenable for one academic year.
- The Bursary shall be used for the recipient’s educational expenses such as tuition fees, course materials, expenses for study trips and fees for other educational activities organised by the Institute.
- Recipients of this Bursary may accept another bursary concurrently.
- No bond is required of the recipient.
About the Donor
This Bursary is made possible by a combined gift from faculty of the Health and Social Sciences (HSS) Cluster and Dr Alex Wirianski in honour of his wife, Theresa May Len Wong. Alex and Theresa arrived in Singapore in December 2019 when Alex commenced a faculty position teaching in the Physiotherapy Programme in the HSS Cluster at SIT. In June 2020, Theresa passed away after living with chronic renal failure for over 20 years. During that time Theresa was proactive with self-management of her health and well-being, facilitated by many passionate and dedicated health care professionals including doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. Theresa’s Renal Team described her as a unique lady who tackled chronic disease with style and that she knew what she wanted in life and went after it despite her illness. Theresa’s independence and strength were the guiding inspiration for Alex to pursue his clinical and academic career. Through this Bursary, Alex and the HSS Cluster hope to assist and inspire students to becoming the next generation of passionate and dedicated health care professionals.