The AMP Education Bursary
is one of the components of assistance under the Ready for School (RFS) Fund,
which has rendered assistance to disadvantaged students across all educational
levels since 2002. Since the bursary was enhanced in 2013 to include those from
private education institutions, almost 40% of its recipients comprise
undergraduates from these institutions.
As part of AMP's aims to
foster a culture of lifelong learning on top of assisting less privileged
tertiary students in their pursuit of higher education, AMP presented its
Education Bursary Award to a total of 74 students during the AMP Education
Bursary Disbursement Ceremony on 28 May 2016.
Gracing the event as Guest
of Honour is Mdm Rahayu Mahzam, Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC. Out of a
total $191,000 worth of AMP's education assistance this year, $58,000 was
disbursed at the ceremony, with cash bursaries of $500 and $1,000
being presented to diploma students and undergraduates respectively. The
remaining will be expended in the form of other socio-educational assistance
and programmes throughout the year. A total of 735 students from low-income
families will benefit from the assistance.
AMP hopes that by helping
these students access opportunities in institutes of higher learning, they will
excel in their academic endeavours, continue to upgrade their skills in
their areas of interest and in turn, give back to those who are in need. It is
also hoped that the assistance will help defray some of their education expenses
and lighten their family's financial load.
congratulations to all award recipients for the AMP Education Bursary 2016!