The Howe Yoon Chong PSA scholarships are to honour the late Mr Howe Yoon Chong, a visionary Singaporean who has made significant contributions to Singapore, including the building of Singapore’s first container terminal.
One of the many positions that Mr Howe held was as Chairman of the then Port of Singapore Authority. To honour him, PSA has set up a $16 million endowment fund, with contributions from PSA , Temasek Holdings and NSL Ltd. (formerly known as NATSTEEL LTD), to award bond free scholarships to Singapore citizens. The scholarships will pay for tuition and other compulsory fees and provide book and living allowances.
This fund will be under the auspices of Trailblazer Foundation Ltd, a registered charity under the purview of the Commissioner of Charities of Singapore. It is also an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC).
To provide Singaporeans from lower income families financial assistance to upgrade themselves through attaining formal qualifications and or technical skills.
The scholarships will be opened to Singapore citizens aged 25 and below who qualify and gain admission to any of the following institutions:
a) National University of Singapore
b) Nanyang Technological University
c) Singapore Management University
d) The Polytechnics
e) Institutes of Technical Education
There will be no restriction on the course of study. However, all courses applied for must be supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE) tuition grant subsidy.
The following criteria will be used in the selection of the scholars:
a) Financial background – applicant’s household per capita income should not exceed S$750 per month
b) Academic results – at least B average
c) Track record in core curricula activities (CCA)
d) Participation/Demonstrated ability/Contributions in any of the following areas:
- Leadership and entrepreneurial skills
- Community work
- Innovation in science and technology
The scholarships will support full time study at the following levels:
a) Basic Degree (up to honors level)
b) Diploma/Higher/ Advanced/Specialist Diploma
c) Certificate/Higher Certificate
The scholarships will pay for:
a) tuition and other compulsory fees (annual)
b) living allowance (annual)
c) book allowance (annual)
The duration of the scholarship will be up to 4 years.
PSA intends to award these scholarships annually. The number of scholarships to be awarded each year may vary and depend on the quality of applications received.
The scholarships will be bond free. Scholars, however, are expected to emulate the example of the late Mr Howe and be morally obligated to contribute to society in some way when they graduate and start working.
Applications for the 2013 scholarships will be opened on 1 Dec 2012
Details on the application procedures and the on-line application form are available here.
Please note that only short-listed applicants will be notified by e-mail.
The Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship is administered by Temasek Management Services Private Limited. All enquiries relating to the scholarship can be made by clicking here or getting in touch with the Scholarship Secretariat at:
60B Orchard Road
#06-18 Tower 2
The Atrium @Orchard