HOWE YONG CHONG-PSA ENDOWMENT FUND
The Howe Yoon Chong PSA Endowment Fund was set up in 2008 to honour the late Mr Howe Yoon Chong, a former Cabinet Minister and visionary Singaporean who made significant contributions to Singapore, including the building of Singapore’s first container terminal.
Mr Howe was the first Chairman of the Port of Singapore Authority from 1970 to 1979. Through his astute leadership, Mr Howe transformed the port and laid the foundation for PSA’s growth into the world’s largest container port it is today. Mr Howe was a simple and frugal man who was always compassionate towards the needy. To honour him, PSA set up this Endowment Fund to award bond-free scholarships to Singapore citizens.
The endowment comprises contributions from PSA, Temasek Holdings and NSL Ltd (formerly NATSTEEL LTD).
The Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships aim to provide financial assistance for upgrading and training to Singaporean students from lower income families, especially for those who have shown a commitment to their community or their families, or who can make a difference to others.
Please visit the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships website for more information.
Individuals or organisations who are seeking funds can submit a brief proposal.
LIVES WE HAVE TOUCHED
“I may not be financially independent but I am able to lighten my mother’s load. I am determined to work hard to strive for a better future for her.” - Belvin Tan
At the age of 10, my parents divorced and my mother brought me up single-handedly. Being a single parent was not easy for her – she was often unwell and unable to work.
When I entered polytechnic, the maintenance fee provided by my father was not enough to support the family so my mother had no choice but to work part-time. Since then, her health has been on the decline but she still continues to work to support me.
I am very grateful to be awarded the HYC-PSA Scholarship. With this scholarship, I may not be financially independent but I am able to lighten my mother’s load. I am determined to work hard to strive for a better future for her.
“My dream is to be able to help contribute back to Singapore in the Petroleum and Refinery industry and I am working towards it.” - Bryan Tan Guang Jun
My dream is to be able to contribute back to Singapore in the Petroleum and Refinery industry. It is my dream job and I am working towards it. I am also an active grassroots member in the Limbang Youth Executive Committee; actively giving back to my society and community.
I was a HYC-PSA Scholar from AY2014-2016. During my time in ITE, I was the President of the Student Council and was the only student in the cohort to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Because of my passion for community services, I had the chance to lead a group of ITE students on a humanitarian mission to Chiang Rai, Thailand. I am happy that I was able to make a small difference in the lives of the people there.
At my graduation I was the valedictorian. I was the top student for my cohort and was awarded the LKY Role Model Student Award, the LKY Gold Medalist award and the LKY STEP Scholarship which sponsors my current studies for a Diploma in Chemical Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic.
“It would be such a proud moment to be wearing a Singapore flag on my jersey and representing Singapore in the Olympics and international competitions.” - Mavis Xu Jiaxuan
I have been playing volleyball ever since I was 13 years old and I am still full of passion for the game. Because of my love for the sport, I am dreaming of being a member of the the national team in future. It would be such a proud moment to be wearing a Singapore flag on my jersey and representing Singapore in the Olympics and international competitions.
I am currently studying in ITE College East; completing my studies in Business Services in December 2016. With the help of the scholarship that I am awarded, I have more time to focus on my academics, play volleyball and take care of my own well-being. Before receiving the Scholarship award, I was struggling with my school work, sports and a part-time job.
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