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MOE launches engineering and technology scholarships for pre-university students

12 May 2022

LHZB 11 May 2022, 新工程与科技奖学金 鼓励更多学生加入STEM行业 (translation)
 
Starting next year, junior college and pre-university students with an interest and passion in mathematics and engineering can apply for engineering and technology scholarships. The scholarship will benefit 200 students each year.
 
The Ministry of Education’s (MOE) newly launched Engineering and Technology Scholarship will support students’ tuition fees in the junior colleges and pre-university institutions, with an annual cap of $2,400 and a yearly allowance of $1,000 for two years.
 
The scholarship aims to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and encourage more people to join the STEM industry.
 
MOE pointed out that the scholarships will support Singapore citizens who have a strong foundation in mathematics and are interested in applied and interdisciplinary learning.
 
Scholarship recipients will have more opportunities to master STEM skills, participate in STEM workshops at tertiary institutions, as well as lectures and corporate learning trips hosted by the industry.
 
Students can also gain a deeper understanding of the STEM industry through internships with engineering and technology companies in the public or private sector. MOE will work with the Economic Development Board to offer corporate internships, with participating companies including ST Engineering, Abbott Laboratories and GlaxoSmithKline.
 
Education Minister Mr Chan Chun Sing made the announcement today (May 11) at a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the James Dyson Foundation. He called on businesses to support scholarship schemes to enrich the learning experience for students and inspire them to join the engineering and technology fields.
 
The Engineering and Technology Scholarship is open to first-year junior college students early next year. Millennia Institute students who are taking the three-year programme should apply in their second year; IB programmes and NUS High School of Math and Science are also eligible for scholarships in their final two academic years.
 
The Ministry of Education will announce more details on its website and schools later this year.