Self-taught, he believed in helping the poor and needy through formal schooling and in furthering the cause of higher education. He co-founded Nanyang University, the predecessor of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and established the Lien Foundation in 1980 to continue supporting social initiatives related to education.
The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship honours Dr Lien Ying Chow (1906-2004), who came to Singapore a penniless boy from China and eventually became a tycoon. Renowned for his acumen as a banker and hotelier, he was also a dedicated community leader, trusted diplomat and big-hearted philanthropist.
In recent years, the Lien Foundation has joined hands with NTU in a series of initiatives that commemorate Dr Lien, such as the Lien Foundation-NTU Environmental Endeavour, the Lien Chinese Enterprise Research Centre, Lien Challenge and Lien Public Service Excellence Index for Chinese Cities. The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship is also one of the very important endeavours of them.
Inspired by Dr Lien’s close business and emotional links with China, the country of his birth, it also acknowledges his debt to Singapore, where he made his fortune. The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship intentionally promotes the mutual development of Singapore and China, the two countries that were closest to his heart.
About the Fellowship
The Lien Ying Chow Legacy Fellowship supports leaders in Singapore and China in their professional advancement and personal development to address the cultural, business and communal needs for the two countries. The programme aspires to spawn Fellows, who, in partnership with others, will spearhead a process of change for the good of both countries.
For more information, please visit: www.lienfellowship.org
连瀛州博士在感情上和事业上与中国有着密切的联系。他在中国出生，而在新加坡建立了自己的事业。 其非凡的一生是海外华人以智慧和勤奋艰苦创业的写照。作为资深外交家和企业家，连博士在新中友好和对华投资方面做出了巨大的贡献。 本奖学金的成立，就是为了弘扬连博士这种自强不息的精神、海纳百川的胸襟和热心公益的情怀，推动新加坡和中国的共同发展。