The Howe Yoon Chong PSA endowment fund was set up in 2008 to honour the late Mr Howe Yoon Chong. Mr Howe was a visionary Singaporean who made significant contributions to Singapore, including the building of Singapore’s first container terminal.

The former Cabinet Minister also held the position of Chairman of the then Port of Singapore Authority. Through his astute leadership, Mr Howe transformed the port and laid the foundation for PSA’s growth into a leading global port group. To honour him, PSA set up the endowment fund to award bond-free scholarships to Singapore citizens. The endowment is under the auspices of Trailblazer Foundation Ltd, a registered charity under the purview of the Commissioner of Charities of Singapore, and comprises contributions from PSA, Temasek Holdings and NSL Ltd (formerly NATSTEEL LTD).

The Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarships aim to provide financial assistance to Singaporean students from lower income families, especially those who have made a difference to their community or society.

Why apply for this scholarship?

  • Bond Free
  • No restriction on course of full-time study *
  • Receive annual tuition fee, monthly living ^(S$350 per month for ITE and $500 for Polytechnic & Universities)
  • Yearly book allowance (S$200 for ITE & Polytechnics and S$500 for Universities)
  • Support throughout course of study
  • Mid-Term scholarship applications are allowed

How to apply for the scholarship?

Step 1

Check eligibility for scholarship

  • Financial background : Applicant’s household per capita
  • income must not exceed S$750 per month
  • Academic results : At least B average
  • Good track record in Co-curricular Activities (CCA)
  • Contributions in Community Work and Leadership abilities

Step 2

Apply online with supporting documents
No hard copies will be accepted

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be selected for
    an interview
  • Interviews will be conducting during the following period:

    1. ITE : February 2021
    2. Polytechnic and University : March/April 2021

Let’s hear from our scholars

*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, per the schools above.
^With Effect from 1 April 2020

For enquiries, please contact the Admin Secretariat at

Trailblazer Foundation Ltd
456 Alexandra Road
#14-01/02 Fragrance Empire Building
Singapore 119962

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