Singapore Olympic Foundation - Peter Lim Scholarship
In 2010, Peter Lim donated $10 million to the Singapore Olympic Foundation to start the SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship. This initiative remains the single largest donation in Singapore towards sports development.
In 2019, Peter renewed his commitment to sports development by pledging an additional $10 million to continue to fund the scholarship from 2021 – 2030.
Since the inception of the SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship, 4,402 scholarships worth $9.2 million have been disbursed in four categories: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and High Performance Under-18, to students from 54 sports. Recipients can use the monies to pay for their competition expenses, buy sport equipment as well as to cover school-related expenses.
The SOF – Peter Lim Scholarship aims to:
- Help young deserving sports talents from financially challenged backgrounds to achieve their sporting goals; and
- Support young high performing athletes under the age of 18 years old to pursue sporting excellence in their chosen fields
Previous beneficiaries of the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship include Joseph Schooling (swimming), Shayna Ng (bowling), Martina Lindsay Veloso (shooting), Veronica Shanti Pereira (athletics) and Adam Swandi (football).
Olympians and international sport stars who have attended the ceremonies and events as special guests: Peter Kenyon, former chief executive of Manchester United Football Club and Chelsea Football Club (2011), Mr Mark Foster, former swimming Olympian and world champion (2012), Mr Lewis Hamilton (2012), Ms Danka Barteková, Olympian shooting bronze medallist (2013), Ms Logan Tom, Olympic volleyball medallist and Valencia Football Club footballers (2016), Mr Abhinav Bindra (2017), Mr Koji Murofushi, Mr Joseph Schooling (2018) and Mr Cristiano Ronaldo (2019).