Needy students get more than just cash

20 Sep 2008, Straits Times

EDUCATIONAL bursaries now encompass more than cash handouts.

They cover supplementary learning, allowing needy students access to field trips, museum tours and tuition. This week, the Hong Leong Foundation gave $500,000 to enrichment centre MindChamps to provide a year’s free tuition – with the Primary School Leaving Examination in mind – to 60 primary 5 pupils from families whose monthly household income is about $2,000.