128 students received the 2018 Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) on Thursday (2 August) at an award ceremony with Second Minister for Education and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah as guest-of-honour.
In a press release, Ministry of Education (MOE) stated that SgIS is a multi-industry undergraduate scholarship which aims to groom future Singaporean industry leaders in strategic sectors that are critical for Singapore’s development.
It noted that with the inclusion of nine new organisations, the total number of sponsoring organisations participating in SgIS has risen to 67, adding that these leading organisations come from 16 key growth sectors, including aviation, electronics, healthcare, info-communications media, lifestyle products and services, and social services.
According to the ministry, SgIS has awarded a total of 702 scholarships since 2012.
It stated that all SgIS scholars will be given various industry-relevant and personal development opportunities to help them develop and grow, which are part of the SgIS Scholars’ Development and Engagement Programme.
"They include internships conducted by their Sponsoring Organisations to enable the scholars to gain industry knowledge while studying in university; forums with thought leaders from the public and private sectors to expose the scholars to broader issues in key industries and Singapore; and social activities for scholars to hone their soft skills and contribute back to the SgIS community and the wider society," the ministry stated.
With a whole host of opportunities for aspiring local talent and a strong focus on continuous learning, MOE stressed that the SgIS is on track to groom a sustainable pipeline of industry leaders who can lead Singapore in her various key growth sectors for the long term.