Founded by the Class of 2017, the Senior Class Gift is the graduating class’ gift to the College on the occasion of their graduation. The Senior Class Gift – a two-week, class-based effort directed towards financial aid – serves to encourage a continued tradition of giving and to inspire alumni to continue giving back to the College, even after graduation.
The 'Class of 2017 Award' will be established if seniors reach 90% participation in giving to this campaign. The Award will recognise an individual from every graduating class who has contributed the most towards the College, starting with ours.
All gifts of at least $20 will be generously matched dollar for dollar, up to $100 per gift, thus doubling the impact of our gift to financial aid!
Seniors, don’t let your Residential Colleges down! There will be a special surprise (think fun, think food, think community) for the winning Residential College with the highest giving participation rate. Join your College Chairs, spread the word and rally your fellow Residential College mates to give towards this campaign.
Total Funds after Matching
Diamanta “Dee” Vania Lavi, SA '17
Urban Studies, Alan Chan Study Award
Receiving financial aid through the Alan Chan Study Award has definitely allowed me to focus on fully immersing myself in the Yale-NUS experience. Instead of worrying about spending my free time working, I could instead help build the Yale-NUS community through cooking at The Shiok Shack, or serve the College through the Student Government. The Study Award also allowed me to really make full use of my liberal arts education, because I could also focus on taking up more classes outside of my major requirement.
Subhas Nair, CN '17
Urban Studies, Georgette Chen Study Award
My Yale-NUS journey over the last four years has been nothing short of life-changing. I’ve helped kickstart the Yale-NUS basketball team, served on my RC council, worked as a student associate to help build the Urban Studies major, and through my liberal arts education, found my passion for city planning and environmental policy-making. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the financial aid I’ve received through the Georgette Chen Study Award. This has been extremely helpful to my family as it relieves us of a huge financial burden in school fees. I’m honoured to be a Georgette Chen Study Award recipient and the first in my family to attend college.
Denise Ng, SA '17
Arts & Humanities, Yale-NUS College Study Award
Coming to Yale-NUS has allowed me to learn about so many things that I would not have gotten the chance to otherwise – from Russian art history to global science fiction, from Chinese philosophy to oil painting. I’ve also been able to grow in both my faith and artistic skills as part of the student groups, Ubi Caritas and Tandem. As the oldest of six children in my family, none of this would be possible without financial aid from the Yale-NUS College Study Award. These past four years have truly been a wonderful blessing.
Soh Wee Yang, EL '17
Anthropology, Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Study Award
My Yale-NUS journey has always been about unearthing new possibilities. It’s challenged me, placed me out of my intellectual and physical comfort zones, and recreated my personal values as a human being. I have had many life-changing experiences that wouldn’t be possible if I wasn’t in Yale-NUS, such as living in an RC where I’ve had so many meaningful and illuminating discussions with friends and professors. Receiving financial aid through the Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Study Award has lifted a huge financial worry from me and my family, and has also given me peace of mind to pursue my passions in both my studies and research interests.
Meet the Committee
Together, we helped build an all-new college, foster a spirit of belonging, form three residential colleges with distinct identities, found over 50 student organisations, and leave behind many other college traditions. Let’s continue this tradition of giving and inspire alumni to continue giving back to the College, even after graduation.