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Wednesday, 14th April 2010

More help for Singaporean students at LSE

"More help for Singaporean students at LSE" reported the local daily, Today, on 14 April 2010.

SINGAPORE - More needy and deserving Singaporeans will have help to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - thanks to $170,000 raised last night at a dinner.

The awards from the Singapore LSE Trust Endowment Fund have no bond attached. To date, the trust has raised more than $470,000 since its formation in 2004, according to Mr Eddie Teo, its chairman and LSE alumnus.

The awards have been given to six Singaporeans so far, three of whom are back in Singapore. The awards were at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Mr Teo, who is also chairman of the Public Service Commission, said the dinner marked the start of efforts to fund a more permanent endowment to benefit Singaporean students in the years ahead.

There are 230 students from Singapore currently at the LSE. Students who have already gained offers of admission from LSE are eligible for scholarship support from the Trust.

Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an LSE alumnus, and more than 160 alumni attended the dinner.