Your Journey begins with the Social Service Scholarship | BrightSparks

SOCIAL SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS
& AWARDS

If you are looking for a career that is both rewarding and fulfilling and would like to join the family of professionals with a passion for people, we invite you to apply for the following scholarships or awards.

Social Service Award
The Social Service Award is offered to promising individuals who are passionate to serve as social service professionals and committed to work with people in the community.

Supported Fields of Study & Award Coverage
 
  Social Work Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Speech Therapy Psychology Early
Childhood
Award Details
Diploma
Courses
- -  • $800 allowance per month
 • Incentive of up to $2k/yr for GPA ≥ 3.5/4
 • Book allowance of $250/yr
 • Max award value = $35,550 (capped at 3 yrs)
Degree
Courses
× ×  • $1,000 allowance per month
 • Incentive of up to $2.5k/yr for GPA ≥ 3.5/4
 • One-off settling & computer allowance of $1,850
 • Max award value = $59,850 (capped at 4 yrs)
Post-Graduate
Courses
×  • $1,000 allowance per month
 • One-off settling & computer allowance of $1,850
 • Max award value = $25,850 (capped at 2 yrs)
Note: Upon completion of studies, awardees will serve a bond equal to the award period (minimum of 1 year) at one of the voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs).
For Degree and Post-Graduate courses, only local/overseas universities recognised by respective professional accreditation bodies will be supported.


Eligibility Criteria
  • Singaporean/PR
  • Good character and conduct
  • Strong interest and passion to serve in the community and social service sector
  • Gained admission into a recognised Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Early Childhood or Psychology courses.
  • Currently not serving any bond or under any other sponsorship
  • Willing to serve a bond with a VWO under NCSS’s purview, working with people in the community, upon completion of studies
Outstanding individuals pursuing degree and post-graduate programmes may be awarded the top-tier Social Service Scholarship.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of studies, awardees will have the opportunity to work as a social service professional at one of the VWOs.
Awardees may also have the opportunity to be rotated to different VWOs/roles during bond period.
Outstanding awardees may also be considered for management/leadership development programmes.

Application Applications for Social Service Award are now opened.

Please note submission dates from the tables below:

For Diploma Programmes
 
  Submit By    Application outcome made known by
30 June 30 Sept


For Degree & Post-Graduate Programmes
 
  Submit By    Application outcome made known by
30 April 30 June
30 September 31 Dec

Contact Us

Ms Jasmine Chua
Awards Secretariat
Talent Attraction
Tel: 6589 5506
Email: [email protected]
Deadline: Sunday, 30th April 2017