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Rachel Meyer Book Prize

Presented by the Trustees of the Rachel Meyer Charitable Trust, a capital sum of £500 in 3 1 / 2 % British War Loans is to be applied for the purpose of endowing an annual book prize to be awarded in alternate years in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science. The first award was made in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

  1. The prize, valued at $100, is awarded to the best woman student in the relevant Faculty on the results of the Final Examination in Arts and Social Sciences or of the Examination for the pass Final degree of B.Sc.
  2. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize shall be awarded annually by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty in which the award is to be made.
  3. If in any year, in the opinion of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, there is no candidate of sufficient merit, no award shall be made.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the prize money shall accumulate in the capital sum.
  5. Any income not expended in any year shall accumulate in the capital sum.
  6. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  7. A recommendation for the award of the prize shall be made by the Faculty concerned at the meeting at which the Faculty receives the relevant examiners' reports for the Final Examinations referred to in rule 1 above.

Raffles Prize

The excess fund of $7,878.52 from the amount raised at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the former Department of Zoology and a donation in 1996 of $7,121.48 from Associate Professor Peter K. L. Ng, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Science, form the capital sum of $15,000, the proceeds of which are used for the award of the Raffles Prize. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the prize will be awarded to the best student in LSM3261- Life Form and Function. The candidate must be a student majoring in Life Sciences in the area of concentration of Biology.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the income for that year shall be added to the capital sum.
  5. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Ramalingam Medal

Donated in 1997 by the family of the late Mr. S. Ramalingam, a gold medal is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $27,000. With a change of curriculum, the medal will be awarded to the student in BA (Arch) III course who has distinguished himself in the Architectural Structures & Construction Technology module. In AY04/05 there will be an overlap whereby the medal would also be awarded to the student of the Master of Architecture I course who has distinguished himself in the Building Technology module.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, the student must have passed all the modules in their respective courses in the first and same sitting.
  2. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies and Board of Undergraduate Studies respectively on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

RCSC BES Prize

In 2016, the Rotary Club of Suntec City (RCSC) donated an expendable sum of $30,000 to establish an award in NUS to encourage and recognise excellence in our Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) undergraduate students.

The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 6 below, the prize will be given to outstanding students with the best theses in the field of environmental sustainability.
  2. The theses will be assessed by a Selection Committee comprising the Director and the Deputy Director of Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES).
  3. The award is open to all BES undergraduate students (Biology and Geography specialization).
  4. The award will be a cash prize of $2,000 Singapore Dollars.
  5. No award shall be made if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  6. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies or its nominee.
  7. If there are no awards presented at any given year, the unutilised amount will be added back to the fund.
  8. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

REDAS Gold Medal for M.Sc. (Real Estate)

Donated in 1993 by the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (REDAS), a gold medal is awarded annually from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000 to the overall best student completing the course leading to the degree of Master of Science (Real Estate).

  1. The medal will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean of the School of Design and Environment, Head of the Department of Real Estate and the programme director.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the Selection Committee will take into consideration the performance of the candidates during the period of candidature in addition to their examination results.
  3. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.

Reginald Quahe Memorial Medals

The Regional Quahe Memorial Fund was established in 1977 from donations received from the former University of Singapore Academic Staff Union and from former colleagues and friends of the late Mr Reginald Quahe in commemoration of his service to the former University of Singapore as Bursar and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The proceeds of the capital sum of $82,190 are used for the award of bursaries and two gold medals. The award of the gold medals is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 2 below, the gold medals are awarded by the Board of Graduate/Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners:
    1. one to the best student in the Bachelor of Business Administration I Examination.
    2. one to the best graduate in the Master of Business Administration Examination.
  2. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit, the relevant Board of Examiners will take into consideration the performance of the candidates during the year as well as their examination results.

Reuters Book Prizes

Donated in 1999 by Reuters Singapore Pte Ltd, two book prizes are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The prizes are governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, two book prizes, valued at $100 each, will be awarded to the two best graduating students of the Master of Science (Financial Engineering) course.
  2. The book prizes will be awarded by the Board of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the income generated will be added to the capital sum.
  5. The prize money, valued at $100 each, will be in the form of book vouchers.

Richard Gillis Prize

  1. Subject to there being a candidate of sufficient merit, the prize will be awarded each year to the graduating student pursuing a specialisation in Occupational and Environmental Health in the Master of Public Health Programme who achieves the best academic results and who also distinguishes himself/herself in the Industrial Hygiene component of the course.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. The total amount awarded will be S$1,000, of which S$500 will be a cash prize, and S$500 in the form of books and reference texts in occupational and environmental health.
  4. If, in any year, no award is made, the amount will remain as part of the capital sum.

Rider Levett Bucknall Medal and Prize

Donated in 2012 by Rider Levett Bucknall, a gold medal and cash prize of $750 is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $15,000. The conditions of the award are as follows:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize of $750 will be awarded to a student from each graduating year in the Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) programme who has
    1. obtained at least an Honours (Distinction);
    2. achieved a combined average grade point of at least 4.5 for PF4102 Contract and Procurement Management and PF3205 Advanced Measurement; and
    3. been selected by an interview panel comprising a representative from the donor, the Programme Director, and a staff member nominated by the Head of Department.
  2. The medal and prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Robert C K Loh Prize for Top Student in Gerontology

Donated in 2009 by Dr Robert Loh Choo Kiat, the prize is awarded from the sum of $15,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, two cash prizes of $1,500 each, will be awarded to the two deserving undergraduate students majoring in Social Work in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours), who has attained the highest mark in module SW3213, and highest mark in module SW4208 respectively. In case of a tie in a module's highest mark, the undergraduate student majoring in Social Work with the highest SJAP (average grade point of all major modules read) will be awarded.
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. No award will be made if the module is not offered.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Robert Lin Memorial Medals

In recognition of the services of Dr Robert C. Y. Lin, former professor of Pharmacology of the University, the members of the Faculty of Medicine and wellwishers donated $2,000 in 1969 for the award of the Robert Lin Silver Medal to the top student who passed with distinction in Pharmacology in one of the three examinations viz. Second Professional M.B.,B.S., Second Professional B.D.S. and Final Professional Part II B.Sc.(Pharm.) Examinations.

In memory of Dr Robert C.Y. Lin who passed away in September 1989, members of his family and staff of the Department of Pharmacology in the University donated a sum of $3,200 in 1989. The Robert Lin memorial medals fund was established from the total donations and the accrued interests for the award of the Robert Lin memorial medals.

In 2003, the medals were upgraded to gold and silver medals.

The awards are subject to the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 4 below, the Robert Lin memorial medals will be awarded from the proceeds of the capital sum as follows:
    1. One gold medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduates Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, to the student who is second in the Second Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
    2. Two gold medals will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Pharmacology, one to each of the students who has passed with distinction and obtained the highest marks in Pharmacology for the examinations leading to the degree of B.D.S. and one to the student who obtained the highest marks in Pharmacology modules taken in the examinations leading to the degree of B.Sc.(Pharm).
    3. One silver medal will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduates Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, to the student who is third in the Second Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
    4. Two silver medals will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Pharmacology, one each to the second best student in Pharmacology for the examinations leading to the degrees B.D.S. & B.Sc.(Pharm).
  2. Should the gold medal for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine not be awarded in any year, the silver medal for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be awarded to the student who is second in the Second Professional Examination for the degrees of M.B.,B.S.
  3. Should any of the gold medals for B.D.S. & B.Sc.(Pharm) be not awarded in any year, the silver medal for the relevant examination will be awarded to the best student in the relevant Pharmacology examination.
  4. No awards will be made unless there are candidates of sufficient merit.
  5. If in any year, the income earned was not used up, the balance will be added to the capital sum.
  6. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Rosie Heng-Ko Poh Choo Gold Medal and Prize

The Rosie Heng-Ko Poh Choo Gold Medal was established in 1999 by Mr Michael Heng Swee Hai in memory of his wife, Ms Rosie Koh Po Choo, with a capital sum of $15,000. From 2016, the name of the prize was changed to Rosie Heng-Ko Poh Choo Gold Medal and Prize” and a cash prize of $400 was added to complement the gold medal. The award is governed by the following conditions:

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, a gold medal and cash prize of $400 will be awarded to the best female Bachelor of Social Sciences graduate from the Department of Sociology who has attained at least an Honours (Distinction) from FASS.
  2. The award will be made by the Department on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
  3. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
  4. If no award is made in any year, the funds available will be added to the capital sum.
  5. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.

Runme Shaw Medal and Prizes

Donated in 1982 by the Shaw Foundation, the medal and prizes were initially awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000. In 1989, the Shaw Foundation donated a further sum of $20,000, increasing the capital sum to $30,000.

  1. Subject to rule 3 below, each of the awards will be made annually by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
    1. (a) A gold medal and cash prize of not more than $200 will be awarded to the best student completing the Honours Examination in Microbiology.
      (b) The value of the cash prize will be determined by the Board of Undergraduate Studies after considering the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners.
    2. (a) Two book prizes will be awarded as follows: one to the student who obtain the highest marks for LSM3232 Microbiology Examinations; and one to the student who obtains the highest marks for LSM3242 Applied Microbiology Examinations.
      (b) The value to be distributed to each of the prizes will be determined by the Board of Undergraduate Studies after considering the recommendations of the relevant Board of Examiners, provided that no prize may exceed $200.
      (c) The book prize will be in the form of book vouchers.
  2. No award will be made if, in any examination, in the Board of Undergraduate Studies' opinion, there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  3. Any prize money not expended in any year will be added to the capital sum.
  4. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.