NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to provide Truman Scholars with financial support to attend the LKY School. The partnership is aimed at encouraging American students to look towards Asia to broaden their perspectives in international affairs. The LKY School is a part of the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked #1 in Asia, #12 in the world and #7 in Social Policy and Administration according to QS University Rankings.
The LKY School will provide significant additional scholarship support to Truman Scholars who are accepted into the school's Master in International Affairs (MIA) program. The program is aimed at offering an Asian perspective on global developments and international affairs. The Truman Scholarship and the additional scholarship award from LKY School for the two-year MIA program will be worth approximately $90,000 USD and include living expenses such as accommodation and an allowance. Applications for the 2017 intake of the MIA program will close by 31 January 2017.
The Truman Foundation was created by the U.S. Congress as the living memorial to President Harry S. Truman. It has awarded more than 3,000 Truman Scholarships to U.S. citizens in its 40-year history. The Truman scholarship provides support for students who are dedicated to be leaders and agents of change in public service. "We are pleased to join hands with the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation and look forward to welcoming Truman Scholars to the school," says Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the LKY School and former President of the United Nations Security Council.
"Most young people today understand that we live in a small and interdependent world. Instinctively, they aspire to be global citizens, continued Dean Mahbubani. They also know that the 21st century will be the Asian century as the world's population and geopolitical focus shifts to Asia. No school is better placed to explain Asian perspectives. We therefore offer a unique educational opportunity for future world leaders."
Singapore is often regarded as the gateway to Asia, with its reach to China, India and the ASEAN nations. Recognized for its quality of life, Singapore offers students one of the cleanest, safest and greenest cities in the world to live in with an award-winning urban infrastructure, modern amenities, great food, and world-class healthcare.
"We are pleased to work with the LKY School to make its outstanding graduate programs available to Truman Scholars," says Andrew Rich, Executive Secretary of the Truman Foundation.
The LKY School has extensive collaborations within the global academic community including strategic partnerships with the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which includes Columbia University, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Sciences Po.
Since 2004, LKY School has trained more than 2,300 leaders from a diverse student body representing over 80 countries. The overall focus is on shaping Asia's influence in the world and addressing global issues of poverty, governance, conflict resolution, economic development, international security, world trade, religious and cultural differences, and geopolitics.
For more information on the Truman Foundation, visit https://www.truman.gov/. For more information on the LKY School's Master in International Affairs program, visit http://lkyspp.sg/MIAProgUS. Truman Scholars can contact Gurpreet Kohli at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for the MIA program.
About the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
The LKY School is an autonomous, professional graduate school of the National University of Singapore. Its mission is to educate and train policy-makers and leaders, with the objective of raising the standards of governance throughout the region, improving the lives of its people, and, in so doing, contributing to the transformation of Asia and beyond. In addition to Masters and PhD programs, the LKY School offers high quality customized Executive Programs that cater to the needs of time-constrained senior managers and professionals, with the aim of delivering creative solutions to real management and leadership challenges.
About the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership. Since its creation in 1975, the Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe. The Truman Foundation is the Presidential Memorial to Public Service in the United States.
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