162 students received the 2021 Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) this year, the highest since the scholarship was established in 2012. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the SgIS.
About 300 SgIS scholars, alumni and representatives from Sponsoring Organisations (SOs) gathered at the SgIS virtual award ceremony on 28 July 2021 to celebrate the scholarship’s 10th anniversary and welcome the new scholars, with Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat, as the Guest-of-Honour.
The SgIS aims to nurture a core of Singaporean industry leaders to steer the development of the country’s key strategic industries. To date, it is the only scholarship offered in partnership between the Government and local industries. The SgIS has established itself as one of the choice scholarships in Singapore, growing from 28 SOs in 2012 to 73 this year. The 73 SOs come from 14 key sectors, including biomedical and pharmaceuticals, electronics, engineering, lifestyle and food, and social services. Since its inception, the SgIS has awarded 1,140 scholarships.
By end 2021, about 620 SgIS scholars would have graduated from university. With more partners coming on board, more development opportunities will be available for Singaporean students who seek to contribute to their chosen SO and industry. This will put the SgIS in a good position to groom a sustainable pipeline of industry leaders who can drive Singapore’s industrial growth for the long term.
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