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Lim Doa Hin Scholarship to Nurture Budding Leaders at SIT

The Estate of Lim Doa Hin widens its support for SIT undergraduates with the new endowed Scholarship

2 Oct 2020
Lim Doa Hin Scholarship to Nurture Budding Leaders at SIT
Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT (middle), the Executors of The Estate of Lim Doa Hin: Mr Lim Teck Kheng (third from right) and Mr Quek Mong Hua (third from left), together with recipients of the Lim Doa Hin Study Grant at the signing ceremony for the Lim Doa Hin Scholarship in August 2019.

In 2017, The Estate of Lim Doa Hin made possible the Lim Doa Hin Study Grant at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) for talented undergraduates in financial need. Last year, The Estate has widened its support for SIT students by making possible an endowed Scholarship for Singaporean undergraduates pursuing any programme at SIT. 

The Scholarship will nurture academically talented students who have demonstrated involvement in meaningful community projects and demonstrated leadership qualities. At steady state, nine Scholarships (each valued at $10,000) will be awarded annually and in perpetuity. 

Said Mr Quek Mong Hua, Executor, The Estate of Lim Doa Hin, “Many SIT undergraduates have come through the polytechnic route. It will be a burden for those whose families are not well off to continue supporting them for another level of tertiary education after polytechnic.”

Mr Lim Teck Kheng, an Executor of The Estate of Lim Doa Hin, said that his father, the late Mr Lim Doa Hin, believed in higher education as a means to changing the financial circumstances of a family in need. “With the Study Grant and Scholarship, we hope these young students can focus their energy on their schoolwork, do well in their studies and contribute to the society in the future,” he said.

The late Mr Lim was born in China and travelled to Singapore after World War II and despite unfavourable conditions, rose to become a successful and reputable businessman. Mr Lim always remembered the need to contribute to society, especially by assisting students who needed financial help to pursue their education. 

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