SMU establishes Sustainability Scholarship with gift from SeaTown
To help develop the next generation of sustainability leaders, SeaTown Holdings International Pte Ltd (SeaTown) and Singapore Management University (SMU) have jointly established the SeaTown Sustainability Scholarship (Scholarship).
From Academic Year (AY) 2023/2024 to AY2025/2026, two outstanding third-year SMU undergraduates will be awarded the Scholarship each year. Scholarship recipients are required to have declared Sustainability as a major and must demonstrate excellent academic qualities and an active commitment to sustainability.
Each scholarship recipient will receive a total of S$30,000 (S$15,000 per year for their third and fourth years of study) to cover their tuition fee and/or other study-related expenses. Scholars will also have the opportunity to be involved in a sustainability-focused role in the asset management industry through an internship with SeaTown’s Sustainability Research teams. In total, six students will benefit from the Scholarship.
Patrick Pang, CEO of SeaTown, said, “SeaTown believes that sustainability trends will rewire the business world and present compelling new investment opportunities. We see a clear need for more sustainability-skilled business professionals in Singapore to support its Green Plan and to contribute to Singapore as a leading destination for sustainable investing."
"We believe that promoting the growth of the next generation of sustainability leaders will magnify Singapore’s contribution to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges,” he added.
Commenting on the Scholarship, Professor Bert de Reyck, Dean of SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business, said, “One of the key strategies in SMU’s Sustainability Blueprint is to develop change agents through education. To prepare our students to be future sustainability leaders and active global citizens, sustainability education is embedded throughout our curriculum, which offers foundation, intermediate and advanced mastery of sustainability issues to all our students.
We are delighted to have found a likeminded partner in SeaTown, and we are grateful for the generosity it has extended to our students through this Scholarship and the internship opportunity with SeaTown’s research teams.”
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About Singapore Management University
Established in 2000, Singapore Management University (SMU) is recognised for its disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that address issues of global relevance, impacting business, government, and society. Its distinctive education, incorporating innovative experiential learning, aims to nurture global citizens, entrepreneurs and change agents. With more than 12,000 students, SMU offers a wide range of bachelors, masters and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with six of its eight schools - Accountancy, Business, Economics, Computing, Law and Social Sciences. Its seventh school, the SMU College of Integrative Studies, offers a bachelor’s degree programme in deep, integrative interdisciplinary education. The College of Graduate Research Studies, SMU’s eighth school, enhances integration and interdisciplinarity across the various SMU postgraduate research programmes that will enable our students to gain a holistic learning experience and well-grounded approach to their research. SMU also offers a growing number of executive development and continuing education programmes. Through its city campus, SMU focuses on making meaningful impact on Singapore and beyond through its partnerships with industry, policy makers and academic institutions. www.smu.edu.sg
About SeaTown Holdings International
SeaTown Holdings International Pte. Ltd. (SeaTown), is a Singapore-based investment manager focused on alternative, absolute-return strategies. SeaTown manages multi-asset and public credit strategies through open-end funds, as well as private investments in closed-end funds. SeaTown also offers investment solutions calibrated for clients’ unique investment needs and objectives. SeaTown is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seviora Holdings, and indirectly owned by Temasek Holdings. For more information, please visit www.seatowninternational.com.