16 Sep '11, 8am

(TODAY) Young Singaporean athletes receive scholarships

SINGAPORE - Some 189 promising young athletes became the first recipients of the Singapore Olympic Foundation Peter Lim Scholarship today. It was presented by Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Seng at the NUS Cultural Centre. The scholarship aims to provide assistance to promising young athletes who face financial constraints. There were three tiers of scholarships which saw thirty primary school students receiving S$1000 grants, 150 secondary and tertiary students receiving S$2000 grants and nine high performance athletes being awarded S$10,000 each. Former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon, who delivered a motivational speech, said he was impressed with Singaporeans' passion for sports during his various visits here over the last 15 years. He told the young recipients that excellence in sports rubs off in the w...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sports/EDC110916-0000978/Young...

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