11 May '11, 10am

Top Ngee Ann poly student gets blank cheque for studies

Top Ngee Ann poly student gets blank cheque for studies

Ngee Ann Poly's top students Merissa Jane Lee Hui Yi. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO NGEE Ann Polytechnic (NP) top student Merissa Jane Lee, 19, knew that it would be difficult for her parents to afford the $150,000 in tuition fees for a film-and-television degree in the United States (US). But now, the mass communication student does not have to worry as she has received a 'blank cheque' from the Ngee Ann Kongsi foundation which she can use to pay for tuition fees at any university of her choice. The bond-free scholarship comes with the Ngee Ann Kongsi Gold Medal which is given out each year to NP's top student, who will also get $10,000 in cash. Top students from the various NP schools are interviewed by a panel of judges made up of the polytechnic's senior management who decide whom will get the medal. Ms Lee, who has a Grade Point Average of 3.83 and who scored mostly As and...

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