Besides the annual Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship (TKKPS), the Tan Kah Kee Foundation will offer another postgraduate scholarship starting 2011, namely, the Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (TEKPS). This new scholarship seeks to encourage Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents to pursue their Master or PhD degree in the field relating to the Humanities.

TEKPS is set up in commemoration of Mr Tan Ean Kiam, father of the late Mr Tan Tock San who was the founding chairman of the Tan Kah Kee Foundation. Mr Tan Ean Kiam (1881-1943), was a famous banker and community leader in pre-war Singapore. He was a director of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce as well as president of many established clan associations. In 1937, Tan Ean Kiam, together with five others of his contemporaries, namely Lee Kong Chian, Lee Chin Tian, Lee Choon Seng, Chew Hean Swee and Yeo Kiat Tiow, pooled their resources to acquire the villa that Dr Sun Yat Sen stayed while he was in Singapore. In 1938, Tan Ean Kiam became a committee member of the Nanyang Federation of China Relief Fund (NFCRF). Tan Ean Kiam served on the boards of numerous Chinese schools as chairperson and director. He donated generously to education. The newly established TEKPS is funded by the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation.

The selection for the TEKPS, as is the case for the TKKPS, is based on the applicant's academic achievements and commitment to serving the community. Both TKKPS and TEKPS do not carry any bond. Qualified applicants may apply irrespective of race, religion, age and gender. The application procedure and eligibility of TKKPS and TEKPS are the same except that TEKPS is awarded for study of humanities-related subjects. Successful applicants of TEKPS will receive a one-off sum of S$10,000 for studying in overseas university or S$7,000 for studying in local universities.

To apply, please submit:

The closing date for applications for both TKKPS and TEKPS is 30 May 2015.

Application Period and Closing Date

  • Application period: 30 April 2015 to 30 May 2015.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview on 4th or 5th week of June. The Scholarship presentation will be held in July 2015.