About this Fund

The SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary was established in 2013 by a group of five long-serving faculty members, who are also alumni.

In 2014, Ms Wendy Soh, in remembrance of her late brother Mr Soh Chim Poh, pledged a gift of $100,000 towards the setting up of a bursary in his name. In giving to the School of Computing, Ms Wendy Soh hopes that, besides paying tribute to her brother, needy students who wish to pursue a career in IT can be given a chance to do so.

In recognition of this additional gift of $100,000 towards the SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary, sub-named bursaries are established. Future donors who contribute $25,000 or more towards this Bursary will also have the opportunity to establish a sub-named bursary.


  • To provide financial assistance to needy full-time undergraduate SoC students.
  • To invite SoC alumni, especially those who have received financial support from NUS, to pay it forward by donating to this Bursary to help future SoC students.


  • Singaporean or Singapore PR
  • Financially needy
  • Incoming first year students and existing undergraduate students. 

Tenure and Benefits of the Award

  • $2,500
  • The Bursary shall be tenable only for the academic year in which it is awarded. If the recipient wishes to be considered for the award in the next academic year, re-application is necessary.
  • No bond is required under the terms of this Bursary

Application Procedure

Applications for the SoC Pay-It-Forward Bursary must be submitted via the Office of Admissions - Financial Aid (OAM) at http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/scholarships.html#financial within the stipulated application period.   This will enable all students to be considered for other Bursaries/Awards that are given out at the University level.  Only shortlisted/selected applicants will be informed.

Date of Interview

Applicants will be notified of interview schedule if required.