Donated in 2008 by a member of the Wan family in remembrance of their late mother, Mdm Annie Tan, who was proficient in several languages including English and Chinese, a gold medal and a cash prize is awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $250,000. The award is governed by the following conditions:
1. Subject to rule 4 below, the award will be given annually to two outstanding female undergraduates of the graduating cohort from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) with high bilingual competence in Chinese and English.
2. The award recipients must be Singapore Citizens and had graduated with First Class Honours.
3. A cash prize of $3,000, together with a gold medal, will be awarded to the best candidate. A cash prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the second best candidate. Each is to be awarded to strictly one candidate annually.
4. Preference to be given in the following order:
• Candidates with a record of community service perhaps from pre-university years. Emphasis must be on service to the wider community and through secular organizations. Therefore, activities exclusively through one’s own religious group or faith-based charities (i.e. not secular groups) are excluded for the purpose of this Prize.
• Candidates who have undertaken an internship in NUS Overseas College (NOC) in a Chinese city (e.g. Shanghai or Beijing); or a module in Chinese Studies.
5. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
6. The award will be made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the FASS Board of Examiners. An interview of each eligible candidate would be conducted by a Selection Committee comprising selected members from the FASS Board of Examiners and the Deanery, before the shortlisted candidate(s) is recommended to Board of Undergraduate Studies. Each member of the award panel must be bilingual in Chinese/English.
7. This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.