Masonic Charitable Fund Nurtures Young Talents at SIT to Advance Education
Editors Note It is always a pleasure for the Ashlar Newsletter to share with our readers the achievements of our District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago.
This below article is from the Singapore Institute of technology and marks the first endowed gift the Masonic Charitable Fund has made to an Institute of Higher Learning. Truly a milestone for the District.
The Masonic Charitable Fund makes its first endowed gift for an Institute of Higher Learning to SIT
8 JAN 2021
On 10 December 2020, a signing and cheque presentation ceremony was held at the SIT@Dover campus to establish the Masonic Charitable Fund Endowment Bursary at SIT. Dr Yeoh Sin Hock, Assistant District Grand Master, District Grand Lodge of the Eastern Archipelago, presented an endowed gift to Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT, on behalf of the Masonic Charitable Fund.
The gift also marks the first endowed gift the Masonic Charitable Fund has made to an Institute of Higher Learning. It will enable SIT to support three Singaporean undergraduates with the Bursary (valued at $5,000 each) from Academic Year 2021/22 onwards, annually and in perpetuity. The Masonic Charitable Fund Endowment Bursary is one of the most inclusive bursaries, and it is applicable to financially disadvantaged students from all fields of study.
“SIT, with its unique positioning as the university of applied learning, gives Singaporeans access to a tertiary education that nurtures professionals who are highly relevant to the needs of the industry and the community. We are happy to support SIT in its mission, and to see the Bursary enable students from less privileged backgrounds to make the most of their university education at SIT. We trust that this Bursary will help create a positive multiplier effect in our industry and our community,” said Dr Brian Shegar, Chairman, Masonic Charitable Fund.
“The Masonic Charitable Fund was first established in Singapore in 2019, and it is very impressive how much support it has already provided to educational institutions in the past year. SIT is very proud to become one of your earliest beneficiaries, and we are especially honoured to be the first institution to receive an endowment to support our SITizens,” said Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT.