August 26, 2014
96 Students Awarded the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS)
1.Ninety-six students received the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) at the 2014 SgIS Award Ceremony today which was graced by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education. Amongst them were 19 students who were awarded the SgIS Mid-Term Scholarships, offered to students currently studying in local and overseas universities. Launched in 2012, the SgIS is a partnership between the Government and private enterprises to develop a strong core of Singaporeans to anchor strategic sectors which are critical for Singapore’s development. The background on SgIS is at Annex A.
2.Forty-one organisations are participating in SgIS this year. They come from 14 industries, ranging from engineering, aviation, tourism, power, maritime, healthcare, to arts and culture and social services (see Annex B for the list of Sponsoring Organisations).
3.A key feature of the SgIS is the Scholars’ Development and Engagement Programme which includes internships with their Sponsoring Organisations. The programme seeks to instil in the recipients a strategic outlook for Singapore, enables them to develop skills and gain industry-relevant professional experiences with their sponsoring organisations, and build a strong connection with the community.