By: Alastair T.

In university, church awarded me a scholarship. This allowed me to use my time to volunteer in the community. I even won the NextGen Young Community Leader Award presented by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

Alastair receiving the NextGen Young Community Leader Award presented by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

When I first entered university, the bank loan for my tuition fees meant that I would start work with a 5-digit debt. When I was 19, my dad stopped working. I took on tuition jobs to lighten my parents’ financial load.

When my pastors heard about it, they wanted to help me. The scholarship I received significantly reduced my debt and relieved a huge burden off my mind.

The scholarship allowed Alastair to use his time to volunteer in the community

I’ve since graduated from SMU and started work at a multinational healthcare company. Because of God, church and the scholarship, I can do all that I am doing today.


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