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We have just awarded Book Voucher to 6 more worthy recipients this year:

Woo Shi Min, PDG 16/13, NUS 2nd Year Medicine Woo Shi Min, PDG 16/13, NUS 2nd Year Medicine


Muhammad Nizam bin Abdul Rahim, PDG 33/12, NUS 1st Year Arts & Social Science Muhammad Nizam bin Abdul Rahim, PDG 33/12, NUS 1st Year Arts & Social Science


Leow Weijian, PDG 25/12, SMU 1st Year Business Leow Weijian, PDG 25/12, SMU 1st Year Business


Phang Dao Yi Joseph, PDG 24/10, SMU 3rd Year Accounting Data Analytics, Finance & Operations Management (Triple majors) Phang Dao Yi Joseph, PDG 24/10, SMU 3rd Year Accounting Data Analytics, Finance & Operations Management (Triple majors)


Ye Lin Naing Daniel, PDG 05/10, NUS 3rd Year Environmental Engineering Ye Lin Naing Daniel, PDG 05/10, NUS 3rd Year Environmental Engineering


Goh Jin Teck Joel, PDG 26/11, NUS 2nd Year Dentistry Goh Jin Teck Joel, PDG 26/11, NUS 2nd Year Dentistry


Despite facing various challenges at home, all recipients continue to make the most of their time,

  • Exceling in their studies,
    • Mostly As at 'A' Levels, or
    • Almost 80% of maximum university academic points.
  • Becoming financially independent, and
    • taking up various part-time jobs,
    • taking up bursaries & scholarships, or
    • reducing expenses.
  • Exploring their interests.
    • Sport — badminton, tchoukball, hockey.
    • Serving communities — in overseas missions, hospitals.
    • Aesthetics — Symphonic Band, traditional dance, Toastmasters.
    • Sciences — researches, competitions.

Background of the AJCAA Book Voucher/Bursary Award

Instituted in 2005, the AJC Alumni Association Bursary and Book Voucher award aim to assist ex-AJCians who require financial assistance for their full-time undergraduate studies in the local Autonomous universities — NTU, NUS, SMU, SUTD.

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With the inclusion of this year's awardees, 19 ex-AJCians have benefitted from the AJCAA Bursary Award.

Receiving its first donation of almost $14,000 at the 20th anniversary Homecoming dinner attended by past and present AJC staff and students, the Bursary has been receiving an average of almost $2,000 from generous donors annually. On behalf of all Bursary recipients, the Association would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all donors.

In 2011, we received a major boost in funds of over $10,000 from the Reunion 2 performance.

The Association started out with one annual award of $1,200. In 2008, this was increased to two awards annually to benefit more ex-AJCians. The award value has also increased to $1,500 each. This decision was made to support the recipients in view of the rising cost of living in Singapore.

From analysis of past AJCAA Bursary applicants, the Bursary is suspended from 2014 onwards. The AJCAA Book Voucher takes over from 2014 onwards to provide more targeted aid to fellow needy alumni.

Fund Status

Balance of fund for each year. Balance of fund for each year.

Awards are given out after analysing applicants' financial situation & interviewing shortlisted candidates. During interviews, candidates are assessed by four criteria: financial (35%), character (35%), academic (20%), contribution to community (10%).

Our panel of alumni interviewers come from various backgrounds: teachers, undergraduate admissions & financial aid officers, musicians, engineers, social workers, and so on.

We have been very fortunate to be able to continue tapping on social service experience of our alumnus Yogeswari Munisamy. During the interviews, she shared with candidates on useful contacts to approach for more financial assistance.

Through the years, we made minor adjustments to the Bursary to suit needy alumni undergraduates' needs.

In 2014, we did a major revamp of our financial assistance scheme, renaming it Book Voucher. This is after observing numerous applicants being caught between our award and MOE/CDC/CCC award. Even after receiving a bursary award, some require further assistance.

We hope you share our passion too, in helping people around us — Non Mihi Solum. Only with your generous and continuous support can the Association help more ex-AJCians lighten their burdens as they strive to advance in their academic pursuits.

Your Continued Support

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the College and donors of the generous donations, support and effort given in raising funds for the Bursary.

If you would like to assist the Association in helping more ex-AJCians financially as they pursue their undergraduate studies, you may send in your donations by cheque or money order payable to "AJC Alumni Association" and post to:

Anderson Junior College Alumni Association (AJCAA)
c/o Anderson Junior College
4500 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
Singapore 569843

Please indicate "Book Voucher Donation" at the back of the cheque or money order, and your name and return address at the back of the envelope.

For any enquiries, feel free to contact us at FinAsst@ajcaa.com.

Past Recipients

2016

Woo Shi Min, PDG 16/13, NUS 2nd Year Medicine Woo Shi Min, PDG 16/13, NUS 2nd Year Medicine


Muhammad Nizam bin Abdul Rahim, PDG 33/12, NUS 1st Year Arts & Social Science Muhammad Nizam bin Abdul Rahim, PDG 33/12, NUS 1st Year Arts & Social Science


Leow Weijian, PDG 25/12, SMU 1st Year Business Leow Weijian, PDG 25/12, SMU 1st Year Business


Phang Dao Yi Joseph, PDG 24/10, SMU 3rd Year Accounting Data Analytics, Finance & Operations Management (Triple majors) Phang Dao Yi Joseph, PDG 24/10, SMU 3rd Year Accounting Data Analytics, Finance & Operations Management (Triple majors)


Ye Lin Naing Daniel, PDG 05/10, NUS 3rd Year Environmental Engineering Ye Lin Naing Daniel, PDG 05/10, NUS 3rd Year Environmental Engineering


Goh Jin Teck Joel, PDG 26/11, NUS 2nd Year Dentistry Goh Jin Teck Joel, PDG 26/11, NUS 2nd Year Dentistry


Despite facing various challenges at home, all recipients continue to make the most of their time,

2015

Woo Shi Min, PDG 16/13, Yr1 NUS Medicine


(accepted on behalf) Seow Chin Juen, PDG 22/08, Yr4 SMU Sci (Econs)


Quek Tian Ci, PDG 23/12, Yr1 NUS Medicine


M Prakash, PDG 20/09, Yr3 NUS Sci (Life Sci)


Jong Kai Jie Tylor, PDG 30/09, Yr3 SMU Sci (Econs)


Sum De Hui Stanley, PDG 25/07, Yr4 NTU Sport Sci Mgt


Despite facing various challenges at home, all recipients continue to make the most of their time,

2014

Choy Zhi Jian (PDG 27/08) — 3rd Year undergraduate at NTU Aerospace Engineering

Besides maintaining good results in his studies, Zhi Jian is also very active in various activities, raising funds for Children's Cancer Foundation and in hall events.

He has been taking up part-time jobs in hotels, and awarded MOE Bursary. This is to lessen the family burden, with chronic illnesses affecting his mother, and to pursue his student exchange plans.


Ng Pei Shi (PDG 19/10) — 3rd Year undergraduate at NUS Business Administration majoring in Marketing

Pei Shi is involved in various hall, faculty activities and dance.

She strives to be financial independent with numerous part-time jobs, especially during holidays, and study grants and bursaries. In fact, she tries to provide for part of family expenses, given his father's physical disability with limited income.


Mandi Tan Munlin (PDG 36/11) — 2nd Year undergraduate at SMU Law

Mandi takes part in a number of faculty activities, especially in marketing aspect, as well as provided pro bono legal advice to elderly. She has also tutored juniors in AJCAA Tutoring Programme.

Even with various loan schemes, her course is draining her finances, while managing her father's numerous chronic illnesses.


Ray Chew Wei Jin (PDG 26/08) — 3rd Year undergraduate at NUS Science majoring in Physics

Ray is a regular volunteer at MINDS, managing volunteers and trainees for various events.

Various family issues have moulded Ray into a financially independent and determined person. To support himself and his aspirations, he takes freelance assignments in transcription and web design, on top of working long hours as a security guard. This has not been easy on him due to his hereditary diabetic condition.

Undeterred, Ray continues to be very passionate in science research. He is currently in the Special Programme in Science and in the residential College of Alice & Peter Tan in University Town. He is currently in Germany for student exchange.

2013

Glenn Zeng Zhaosong (PDG 25/07) — 3rd Year undergraduate at NTU Double Degree in Business and Computing

Glenn has been active in overseas community activities (Hope Across Borders) as well as NTU Computer Engineering Club, while managing well in his double degree course.

He has been taking up part-time jobs in events, banquets and giving tuition to supplement family expenses.

Glenn Zeng Zhaosong (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Kent Teo, President of AJCAA. Glenn Zeng Zhaosong (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Kent Teo, President of AJCAA.

Chan Long Teng (PDG 10/06) — 4th Year undergraduate at NTU Communication Studies majoring in Advertising

Long Teng has been very passionate about music and choir since his secondary school days. He took part in numerous performances, Christmas carolling, local and overseas competitions and is currently continuing his interest with AJC Alumni Choir.

He has been doing well in his course while juggling between part-time jobs at Singapore Raffles Music College and pursuing his musical interests.

Chan Long Teng (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Kent Teo, President of AJCAA. Chan Long Teng (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Kent Teo, President of AJCAA.

2012

Tenna Ong Li Sian (PDG 35/10) — 1st Year undergraduate at SMU Accountancy

Tenna Ong Li Sian (right) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Lim Kian Kiat, Treasurer of AJCAA. Tenna Ong Li Sian (right) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Lim Kian Kiat, Treasurer of AJCAA.

Koh Mingxuan (PDG 10/06) — 2nd Year undergraduate at NTU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Koh Mingxuan's sister (right) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Lim Kian Kiat, Treasurer of AJCAA. Koh Mingxuan's sister (right) receiving the Bursary Award from Mr Lim Kian Kiat, Treasurer of AJCAA.

2011

Cai Yiming (PDG 03/07) — 1st Year undergraduate at NTU Communication Studies

Yiming possesses a strong passion for Wushu which he has cultivated since a very young age. Representing his schools and the country in numerous events, one of his notable achievements was clinching Gold in the Individual Event for the National Wushu Competition in 2007. He also returned to AJC to mentor Wushu juniors.

Since graduating from AJC, Yiming has been financially independent. He plans to continue to do so with a work/study scheme to lighten the family's burden. Yiming's father has retired and his younger siblings are still pursuing their studies.

Aspiring to be a copywriter, Yiming has clear goals to achieve his dreams. Currently pursuing a degree in a related field, he too hopes to acquire experience in advertising and marketing in the near future.

With a keen interest to do his part in helping those in need, Yiming joined AJCAA's 1st International Service-Learning Project "Melodies From The Heart" in Indonesia, co-leading the Logistics section. Designing print works and games, Yiming was also involved in sourcing for funds and sponsorships, hence contributing to the project's success. Thank you, Yiming!

Cai Yiming (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Ms Siau, EXCO member of AJCAA and VP of AJC. Cai Yiming (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Ms Siau, EXCO member of AJCAA and VP of AJC.

Song Cai Feng (PDG 37/09) — 1st Year undergraduate at NUS Arts and Social Sciences

During her years in Junior College, Cai Feng was actively involved in the oratorical scene. She was also part of the AJC's Debate and Oratorical Society which clinched final placings in the National Public Speaking competition.

In the literary scene, she is a passionate writer who has recently published a young adult fantasy-themed fictional novel which she co-wrote with her twin brother. It is currently available in local bookstores — go get a copy now!

Cai Feng intends to major in Psychology and has been giving tuition in order to finance her own university expenses.

With an aging grandparent and younger siblings at home, Cai Feng hopes the award can help to ease her parents' financial burden.

Song Cai Feng (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Ms Siau, EXCO member of AJCAA and VP of AJC. Song Cai Feng (left) receiving the Bursary Award from Ms Siau, EXCO member of AJCAA and VP of AJC.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the College, donors, audience, performers, crew and the organizing committee of Reunion 2 concert for their generous donations, support and effort in raising funds for the Bursary. It will be heartening for all AJCians and alumnus to know that the funds we have raised from the event shall extend the Bursary's lifespan for another 3 years!

2010

Ng Hong Kiang (PDG 18/04) — 2nd Year undergraduate at NUS Industrial Design
Hong Kiang has maintained a strong interest in arts and design since his JC days. While taking up part-time jobs to supplement family income, Hong Kiang has attained excellent results for his core design modules and participated in numerous design competitions. He was recently awarded 1st Prize and featured in Straits Times' Life! for his work 'An Asian Family' in NUS-WTP Young Designers' Competition. Awaiting acceptance for an exchange programme at Milan's Politechnico Di Milano to gain invaluable experiences, Hong Kiang hopes to be a role model for AJCians with interest in design and contribute back to AJC with his gift in design.

Ng Hong Kiang (left) receiving the Bursary Award from AJCAA President Lau Kiat Meng. Ng Hong Kiang (left) receiving the Bursary Award from AJCAA President Lau Kiat Meng.

Chua Chee Tek (PDG 14/03) — Final Year undergraduate majoring in Mechatronics at NUS Mechanical Engineering
Due to both parents' advanced ages, Chee Tek has been giving tuitions to sustain family expenses. He has been consistent in his academic achievements and involvement in extra-curriculum activities with strong interest in Symphonic Band. Since last year, Chee Tek has also helped out in AJCAA Tutoring Programme for AJCians. Just returned from exchange programme at Canada's University of Waterloo, Chee Tek led his team 'TEAM RO-PE' in this year's Robocup 2010 Singapore Competition and won in both Dribble-and-Kick and Technical Challenge events in Adult Size category in the RoboCup Soccer Humanoid League.

Chua Chee Tek (left) receiving the Bursary Award from AJCAA President Lau Kiat Meng. Chua Chee Tek (left) receiving the Bursary Award from AJCAA President Lau Kiat Meng.

2009

Chua Chee Tek (PDG 14/03), a 3rd Year undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering at NUS, has been giving tuitions while maintaining stellar academic achievements and consistent involvement in extra-curriculum activities. Already equipped with internship experience with A*STAR's SIMTech, Chee Tek has also been chosen by NUS for an exchange programme in Canada next year.

Ong Guan Hong (PDG 11/01), a Final Year undergraduate at NUS Medical Faculty, has been doing consistently well for his studies. Guan Hong has also been very active in his extra-curricular activities and regularly take part in overseas community projects.