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Singapore alumni launch scholarship fund

Alumni aim to raise £10,000 for Singaporean MSc student

The Singapore Alumni Committee has launched a student scholarship fund for the second year running.

Former Cass students kicked off their fundraising efforts at the annual Singapore alumni event held last night.

Almost 80 graduate and postgraduate alumni attended the event staged at Singapore's exclusive Fullerton Hotel. They were joined by current MSc and EMBA students from Cass, Singapore Management University (SMU) and Cambridge Judge, who are taking a four day elective in Monetary Policy being run jointly by Cass and SMU.

Among the headline speakers was Kaka Singh, Co-Chairman of the Singapore Alumni Committee, who welcomed guests to the event and gave an overview of the Singapore economy.

The evening also saw the Singapore Alumni Committee begin their bid to raise £10,000 for a gifted student in need of financial assistance to study at Cass. "Some students are extremely bright and want to study further but can't find the support," explained alumni committee member Chris Tan. "This fund is our way of giving back."

A number of alumni pledged funds on the night, including MSc in Finance alumnus, Hoo Seng. He said: "I benefited from my education at Cass which is why I want to contribute support to help someone else."

The Singapore Alumni Scholarship Fund was started more than a year ago and is targeted at Singaporean students applying for one of Cass's MSc programmes.

The first recipient of the fund was Henry Soediarko, 31, who was awarded a bursary for the MSc in Investment Management.

He broadcast a video message at the event thanking alumni for their support. He added: "As a recipient myself, I plan to support the fund in future so that I can benefit other Cass students from Singapore."

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