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A Salute … to the Healthcare Heroes of 2020

A new permanent bursary fund, established in honour of healthcare workers on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19, will nurture budding professionals under SIT’s Health & Social Sciences academic cluster 

 8 FEB 2021
New Bursaries
The 2020 Healthcare Heroes Bursary will nurture future healthcare professionals in perpetuity. 

Towards the end of December 2020, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) received a truly special gift from Mr Lee Kok Keong and Ms Serene Goh to support the establishment of the 2020 Healthcare Heroes Bursary

Through this endowed gift, Mr Lee and Ms Goh wish to honour healthcare workers who were on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19 in 2020. They hope that the sacrifices made by these healthcare workers would be commemorated through this permanent Bursary at SIT. The 2020 Healthcare Heroes Bursary will also enable SIT to nurture more of such dedicated healthcare professionals, as it is applicable to financially disadvantaged Singaporean undergraduates who are pursuing a degree under the Health & Social Sciences cluster – preferably in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. The Bursary (valued at $5,000 each) will be awarded annually and in perpetuity. 

Mr Lee said his own personal experience during a hospital stay had made him see the tremendous impact that nurses could make on their patients. “Working in healthcare is such a noble calling as it requires much sacrifice. We are very pleased to be able to provide support for SIT undergraduates, especially those in Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. We hope this Bursary will encourage them as they pursue their aspirations to become excellent healthcare workers who are passionate about providing the best care for their patients,” said Mr Lee.

Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT said, “As the only Autonomous University in Singapore that offers a full suite of Allied Health and Nursing degree programmes, SIT is dedicated to nurturing healthcare professionals for the future. We are most inspired by and very grateful for this thoughtful and far-sighted gift from Mr Lee and Ms Goh.”

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