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The Max Lewis Scholarship Fund provides recognition to outstanding full-time undergraduates pursuing undergraduate education at SUTD.


The Award is open to Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident students who

  • are enrolled in their first year of study in any undergraduate degree programme at SUTD
  • have outstanding Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level, Local Polytechnic Diploma, NUS High School Diploma, IB Diploma or Year 12 equivalent qualifications
  • have a passion for technology and design
  • possess leadership potential and uphold strong values (passion, integrity, moral character and good conduct)


  • The Award is valued at S$5,000 per annum, tenable for up to one year of study

  • The quantum will be used towards the recipient’s annual subsidised tuition fees (after Tuition Grant) for one academic year at SUTD

  • No bond is attached to the Award


  • The recipient is required to achieve and maintain good academic standing. Academic performance will be reviewed every term.
  • Recipients are required to complete at least 20 hours of service to the university.  They may take on the role of student ambassador, or any other similar role, representing SUTD to give publicity talks, to receive guests, etc., as and when called upon to do so.
  • Recipients may not, without the approval of the University, hold concurrently any other scholarships or grants.
  • The award may be withdrawn at any time if, in the opinion of the University, the recipient’s academic progress or conduct is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • If the recipient decides to terminate the award prematurely, SUTD reserves the right to impose a repayment on a case-by-case basis.


  • Application for the award is made at the same time as application for admission to SUTD.
  • Awards are awarded on the basis of competition among eligible applicants.
  • SUTD reserves the right not to award any award if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.
Max Lewis Scholarship Fund

The Max Lewis Scholarship Fund was set up by the late Mrs Gracia Diana Margharita Lewis, to honour her late husband, Mr Max Lewis. Mrs Lewis passed away in Singapore on 2 Sept 1991 at the age of seventy-nine.

HSBC Trustee (Singapore) Limited was appointed by the late Mrs Lewis to be the Executor and Trustee of her Will. In 1996, the Max Lewis Scholarship Fund was registered as a charity in Singapore under the Charities Act, 1994.