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31 recipients for SPH and SPH Foundation Scholarship awards

- 15 in-house scholarships given out to children of staff and news vendors
- 11 Lim Kim San Memorial scholarships awarded to students pursuing languages and humanities studies

Singapore, 20 July 2015 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and SPH Foundation presented a total of 31 scholarships at their annual joint scholarship awards ceremony held at the SPH News Centre auditorium today. 

Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of SPH and SPH Foundation, was the Guest-of-Honour at the event. 

There were five recipients for the SPH Journalism Scholarships. 

A total of 15 scholarships were also given out to the children of staff and newspaper vendors – five for junior college studies, four for polytechnic studies and six for university studies.  

Dr Lee, in his opening address, said: “Although we now lead high-tech lifestyles in a world of mobility and multiple screens, the importance of professional journalism has not changed. There is a proliferation of news and information from various sources, particularly on the internet, in the fast paced environment that we live in today. Some of the facts and details are conflicting and questionable. This has strengthened the need and desire for trustworthy and reliable sources of news put together and verified by quality journalism. Professional journalists with the skills to investigate, report and analyse news that matters to the readers will always be in demand. This is what SPH assures its readers that it is capable of delivering every day."

Ms Prisca Ang, an SPH Journalism scholarship award recipient who will be doing a Bachelor of Communication Studies in Nanyang Technological University, said: “I am delighted to receive the journalism scholarship from SPH, as it would ease my family's financial burden while allowing me to pursue a career which constantly stretches and intrigues me. Over the past few months, I have interned at The Business Times, where I had a flavour of what life in a newsroom is like. I was also privileged to have many new experiences I wouldn't have been exposed to otherwise. From meeting company executives to exploring the factories of little-known SMEs and discovering more about our local startups, my assignments enabled me to be more conscious of the larger community around me. I am also very thankful for my supervisors and colleagues, who have offered me invaluable advice along the way.”

Since its inauguration in 2006, the Lim Kim San Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually. The bond-free scholarships have helped deserving students from modest family backgrounds further their degree programmes in languages, linguistics and the humanities at the local universities.  This year, there are 11 recipients receiving the Lim Kim San Memorial scholarships.

One of them is Mr Ong Jun He, who will be pursuing New Media and Communications at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He said:  "It's my honour to have received the scholarship. With the scholarship, I can now pursue my passion in the field of communications in NUS with lesser financial worries. In the near future, I also hope to use my understanding in social sciences and expertise in communications to help resolve social issues and particularly, better engage with communities that are not only less well off but also those that are hidden within our society." 

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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.com,herworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

Properties
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

Other Businesses


Online Classified

SPH's online classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions
Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 
 
Education
SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.


About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation

The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005. 

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sphfoundation.org.sg.

 

 

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