Why Launch The Fund?
Ideally, every Singapore Polytechnic student should have a memorable time learning, growing and graduating. Unfortunately, there are less fortunate ones who have to support themselves and their families by working part-time while studying. In extreme cases, some may drop out due to financial hardship.
The SPGG Endowment Fund was launched in late 2012 to offer a Gift of Education to students from humbler backgrounds who may be less academically, gifted but equally deserving of financial help.
In July 2013, we issued bursaries to 25 needy students, the first batch of students to receive the Endowment Fund bursary. Still, this is a small sample of the actual number of students who require financial assistance but have fallen through the cracks of existing bursary schemes.
To date, we have raised over $1.8 million in donations from more than 60 donors who come from many walks of life but share a common purpose - to better the lives of needy students.
For more information on the SPGG Endowment Fund, please contact:
Mr Jimmy Lim
Chairman, SPGG Endowment Fund
HP : 9788 0246
Mr Loon Yeong Tai
Tel: 6796 9993
|“Since its launch, over 200 SP needy students have benefitted from the SPGG Endowment Fund. These students come from families who have great difficulties funding their schooling expenses. It is heart-warming to see our SP alumnus making a difference in the lives of their juniors by providing this support.”|
|Mr Tan Hang Cheong
Former Principal, Singapore Polytechnic
|“We are delighted with our graduates’ effort to launch the SPGG Endowment Fund! Your benevolent gift to assist our needy students is much appreciated and it will most definitely leave a lasting impression as you have paved the path for them to have a better tomorrow!”|
|Mr Soh Wai Wah
Principal & CEO, Singapore Polytechnic
|“I almost could not finish my first year back at school in the 1970s due to a lack of money. If not for the support, financial and otherwise, I would not have been able to obtain my diploma – a passport into the working world. Just as I was a beneficiary of kindness in the form of a priceless gift of education."|
|Mr Jimmy Lim
President, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates’ Guild (SPGG)
Chairman, SPGG Endowment Fund
|“I am honoured and overjoyed to help SPGG launch this endowed bursary award for needy students in SP. It is my hope that the recipients of these bursary awards will be future donors to help others in the same manner that we have helped them. SPGG should be commended for this worthy project which will help those students in need to attain a good education in SP and help themselves and their family to break the poverty cycle.”|
|Mr Yeo Keng Joon
National University of Singapore MBA Alumnus, Class of 1985
|“SP would like to reiterate our gratitude for the launch of the SPGG Endowment Fund, chaired by Mr Jimmy Lim, an SP alumnus. This philanthropic initiative impacts needy students positively, relieving them of their study expenses and paving a way for them to excel and realize their potential. Your giving makes them a difference in someone’s life.”|
|Mr Tan Choon Sian
Former Principal & CEO, Singapore Polytechnic