Applications for the 2010 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship open today.
Launched in 1991, the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship is the postgraduate equivalent of the President's Scholarship. The Scholarship was set up by the Tanjong Pagar Citizens' Consultative Committee to commemorate the contributions made by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew to Singapore.
To date, 28 outstanding Singaporeans have been awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship, pursuing various fields which include law, life sciences and specialised medical courses.
Applicants must be Singapore citizens, have outstanding academic records, demonstrate leadership qualities and be active in social or community service or sports.
There are no restrictions on the course of study.
Applicants who intend to pursue a Master's in General Management should preferably have at least four years of working experience. Those who intend to pursue a PhD or Specialised Master's Programme should do so in an area of study or research that would be beneficial to Singapore.
While there is no bond associated with the Scholarship, Lee Kuan Yew Scholars are expected to actively contribute towards the betterment of Singapore, Singaporeans and the community.
Interested applicants can download the application form at www.psc.gov.sg and submit the completed document to the Public Service Commission Secretariat at 100 Victoria Street, #08-01, National Library Building, Singapore 188064.
They can also contact Mr Justin Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Eric Chan at email@example.com for
The application closing date is Dec 9.