21 Sep '11, 8am

Undeterred by disabilities, 2 Singaporeans win scholarships

A bioengineering undergraduate who goes the extra mile to help others despite severe hearing loss and a speech impediment and a school softball team player with a variation of autism disorder are this year's recipients of the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduate Choo Ying Zhang, Abel, 23, and National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Lee Chang Yun, 21, were awarded the scholarship - which does not come with a bond - at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on Wednesday morning. The scholarship is awarded to students who are physically challenged or are hearing-, visually- or speech-impaired. Its aim is to level the playing field for students with disabilities who are academically strong. The APB-funded scholarship provides each recipient with $11,000 for each academ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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