Pang Yang Hoong Scholarship

$280,888 of $500,000 committed.


as of 13 Apr 2021.



Established in 2001, the School of Accountancy is the second largest school in SMU. Its undergraduate programme is the first American-styled broad-based accountancy programme in Singapore, with a curriculum that met the accreditation requirements of the major accounting regulatory bodies.

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary in 2021, we are coming together to do good for our community.


Access to education, in all its forms - academic rigour, social and personal development, and the perception shaping exposure to industry, community and the world, should be made available to all students. Our commitment to students, is that we will never stop trying to create more needs blind access and greater merit-based opportunities so that every aspiring student has the necessary pathways to discover their full potential. 

Through our collective efforts and contributions, we hope to establish the Pang Yang Hoong Scholarship at SMU’s School of Accountancy to encourage talented and promising students to pursue higher education in accountancy, regardless of need, and ultimately enable them to choose a career path that is most meaningful to them. The scholarship will be targeted at:

  • Students with demonstrated financial need (PCI < S$2,250)
  • Students with strong academic results (CGPA of 3.4+)

The support of like-minded individuals, who recognise the meaningful impact of education, will be invaluable.

We invite you to partner with us and contribute generously towards this meaningful cause.

About the Pang Yang Hoong Scholarship
The scholarship is being established in honour of Professor Pang Yang Hoong, the Founding Dean of SOA. As one of the 12 founding members of SMU some 20 years ago, Professor Pang witnessed a vision turn into a reality, and contributed extensively towards shaping an institution that would change the educational landscape of Singapore forever.

Key Contributions to SMU
Well known and loved by many, Professor Pang served as SOA’s Founding Dean for 15 years until 2015. Under her leadership:

  • Student enrolment grew from its first cohort of over 90 undergraduate students to about 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Faculty size expanded substantially from 8 to 43 faculty members
  • Academic research reputation rose to 20th in the world based on the BYU ranking

Key Industry Contributions

  • Served on the Board of the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
  • Served on the Council of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Served on the Board of the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC)