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SPH hands out 29 scholarships (BT)

BackJul 31, 2009

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) and the SPH Foundation yesterday named the 29 recipients of the company's annual scholarships.

Of these, eight are SPH journalism scholars.

Notably, six SPH Foundation Lim Kim San Memorial scholarships were awarded, instead of the usual four.

SPH and SPH Foundation chairman Tony Tan presented the awards to the scholars at a ceremony at the SPH News Centre.

In his address, he praised SPH's publications and their continued relevance in the digital age.

"We believe that as we invest more and more in quality and credible content, we will not only survive – we will continue to succeed."

He also reaffirmed the company's commitment to its human capital, noting that past SPH scholars have gone on to become accomplished journalists.

The eight SPH journalism scholars this year have secured entry to a range of universities, including the University of Warwick in the UK, the University of Pennsylvania in the US, and the National University of Singapore.

Their courses of study include international relations, sociology and geography.

The bond-free SPH Foundation Lim Kim San Memorial scholarship is given to students from low-income families to fund language degree programmes at local universities.

Two additional scholarships were awarded this year due to the financial crisis and the high quality of applicants.

Also, 15 scholarships were awarded to children of SPH employees and newspaper vendors to pursue further studies at junior colleges or tertiary institutions.