When Rotarians Come Together
A newly established scholarship at SIT made possible by the Rotary Club of Tanglin and Mr Alvin Goh will nurture academically talented leaders
In November 2021 , members of the Rotary Club of Tanglin, Singapore, together with Mr Alvin Goh, the Club’s Immediate Past President, banded together to make a gift to establish the endowed Rotary Club of Tanglin & Alvin Goh Scholarship at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
Made in support of undergraduates pursuing any degree programme at SIT, this Scholarship will be awarded to academically outstanding students who have demonstrated leadership skills and made significant contributions beyond academic studies to SIT or the community. Valued at $5,700 each, one Scholarship will be awarded annually and in perpetuity, from the next Academic Year 2022/23 onwards.
Said Mr Alvin Goh, President (Rotary Year 2020-21) of the Rotary Club of Tanglin, Singapore, who spearheaded the fundraising efforts for the Scholarship, “The Club and myself are very proud to be able to nurture talented young leaders at SIT for the future. The Rotary Club of Tanglin, Singapore is committed to service, and we find a resonance in SIT’s endeavours to develop individuals who build on their interests and talents to impact society. It is our hope that this Scholarship will create a ripple effect in the lives of the recipients and the people that they go on to serve.”
This is not the first time members of the Rotary Club of Tanglin have come together to nurture students at SIT. Earlier in 2018, the Club had made possible the Rotary Club of Tanglin & Tong Kok Chiang Scholarship. The Rotary Club of Tanglin, Singapore, was founded in April 1984 and its members have been involved in many areas of service to reach out to different groups of people including the sick, the handicapped, the underprivileged and those afflicted by natural disasters.
Said Prof Chua Kee Chaing, President, SIT, “SIT is grateful to have found such inspiring friends in Mr Alvin Goh and the members of the Rotary Club of Tanglin, Singapore. We are also very honoured to have the Club’s steadfast and nurturing support since 2018. I have no doubt that this impactful Scholarship will nurture community leaders who have a heart to serve, much like the Rotarians who have made possible this Scholarship.”