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LockT31W

05-11-2008, 03:17 PM

Optional: For those of you who got scholarship/university offers and want to help your juniors gauge their own chances in the future, you might want to copy and fill out this format for their easy reference:

Scholarship awarded (if applicable):[*/B]
[B]University and Course:[*/B]
[B]Date and method of notification(s) of award:[*/B]
[B]School:[*/B]
[B]A-level/Polytechnic grades:[*/B]
[B]CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):[*/B]
[B]Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA):[*/B]

[B]Date of shortlisting and interview:[*/B]
[B]How did your interview go?:[*/B]
[B]Why do you think you were successful?[*/B]
[B]Any advice/comments:[*/B]

remember to remove the asterisks (*) before posting. you can copy this format and fill it out for your post. feel free to add in other information that you think might help. but remember, its entirely [B]optional!


LockT31W

05-11-2008, 03:30 PM

for example:

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): President's cum SAF Overseas cum SPF Overseas cum Overseas Merit Scholarship
University and Course: Yaleford and Harbridge universities, law, engineering and medicine
Date and method of notification(s) of award: On the day that I was born. they came to KK hospital and handed it to me on a silver platter.
School: Waffles Junior Institution (Independent)
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAAAA (H2s Maths Econs Bio Physics Chem) and AAAAAAAB (H3s) A (GP)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): President cum Vice-President of Student's Council, Captain of Track and Field, Represented Singapore Schools in various regional competitions, Olympic medallist for 100m and 200m sprints, Gold medallist in International Physics, Bio and Math Olympiads; first Singaporean astronaut to land on the moon
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA Lifetime Platinum Award, MOE LKY All-round Excellence Award (Pri 6), Living Demigod Award

Date of shortlisting and interview: 1 Jan 1990 (both shortlisting and interview)
How did your interview go?: i was still learning to talk. but it went well! I charmed the socks off the interview panel - they were hanging onto my every baby gibberish and cried when I gave them a big baby smile. nobody wanted me to leave - the board director was begging me on his knees to take his job.
Why do you think you were successful? did well at the interview - don't be discouraged even if you've just learned how to talk! and well, I became a demigod, so yeah.
Any advice/comments: if you're taking this seriously, you probably shouldn't be applying for anything :D


kemise89

05-11-2008, 06:26 PM

for example:

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): President's cum SAF Overseas cum SPF Overseas cum Overseas Merit Scholarship
University and Course: Yaleford and Harbridge universities, law, engineering and medicine
Date and method of notification(s) of award: On the day that I was born. they came to KK hospital and handed it to me on a silver platter.
School: Waffles Junior Institution (Independent)
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAAAA (H2s Maths Econs Bio Physics Chem) and AAAAAAAB (H3s) A (GP)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): President cum Vice-President of Student's Council, Captain of Track and Field, Represented Singapore Schools in various regional competitions, Olympic medallist for 100m and 200m sprints, Gold medallist in International Physics, Bio and Math Olympiads; first Singaporean astronaut to land on the moon
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA Lifetime Platinum Award, MOE LKY All-round Excellence Award (Pri 6), Living Demigod Award

Date of shortlisting and interview: 1 Jan 1990 (both shortlisting and interview)
How did your interview go?: i was still learning to talk. but it went well! I charmed the socks off the interview panel - they were hanging onto my every baby gibberish and cried when I gave them a big baby smile. nobody wanted me to leave - the board director was begging me on his knees to take his job.
Why do you think you were successful? did well at the interview - don't be discouraged even if you've just learned how to talk! and well, I became a demigod, so yeah.
Any advice/comments: if you're taking this seriously, you probably shouldn't be applying for anything :D

Gosh that was hilarious:eek:


AvlynCriss

05-16-2008, 08:46 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Local-Overseas Merit ScholarshipUniversity and Course: SMU/NUS - Finance and Economics
Notification(s) of award: 13.05.2008, Call then letter
School: TJC
A-levelgrades: ABAA AA (H2s Maths Econs Physics Chem, Malay, GP)
CCAs and CIP : Library, Guitar
Awards: Anugerah Mendaki, Chua Kee Teang Scholarship Award
Date of shortlisting and interview: 1 April, Interview 9th May
How did your interview go?: Scary, they asked me a lot of questions about policies, and conflicts. It turned out to be a pretty long interview.
Why do you think you were successful? Mostly due to my interview because my CCA involvement isn't spectacular.
Any advice/comments: Believe in yourself, and stand your ground. Once you get to the interview, results matter very little. It's how you carry yourself.


kemise89

05-16-2008, 11:54 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Local-Overseas Merit ScholarshipUniversity and Course: SMU/NUS - Finance and Economics
Notification(s) of award: 13.05.2008, Call then letter
School: TJC
A-levelgrades: ABAA AA (H2s Maths Econs Physics Chem, Malay, GP)
CCAs and CIP : Library, Guitar
Awards: Anugerah Mendaki, Chua Kee Teang Scholarship Award
Date of shortlisting and interview: 1 April, Interview 9th May
How did your interview go?: Scary, they asked me a lot of questions about policies, and conflicts. It turned out to be a pretty long interview.
Why do you think you were successful? Mostly due to my interview because my CCA involvement isn't spectacular.
Any advice/comments: Believe in yourself, and stand your ground. Once you get to the interview, results matter very little. It's how you carry yourself.


Congrats~~!!
Interview is a VERY grilling and scary process:eek:


LockT31W

05-16-2008, 01:52 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Local-Overseas Merit ScholarshipUniversity and Course: SMU/NUS - Finance and Economics
Notification(s) of award: 13.05.2008, Call then letter
School: TJC
A-levelgrades: ABAA AA (H2s Maths Econs Physics Chem, Malay, GP)
CCAs and CIP : Library, Guitar
Awards: Anugerah Mendaki, Chua Kee Teang Scholarship Award
Date of shortlisting and interview: 1 April, Interview 9th May
How did your interview go?: Scary, they asked me a lot of questions about policies, and conflicts. It turned out to be a pretty long interview.
Why do you think you were successful? Mostly due to my interview because my CCA involvement isn't spectacular.
Any advice/comments: Believe in yourself, and stand your ground. Once you get to the interview, results matter very little. It's how you carry yourself.

Congrats! Whether or not you're Malay, your taking Malay language may have also helped, considering PSC's never-ending quest for scholars well-versed in minority/foreign languages. do you have leadership positions in your CCAs too? I personally don't know a PSC scholar who wasn't a leader in some way, but there's no rule about that of course.


AvlynCriss

05-16-2008, 03:26 PM

Congrats! Whether or not you're Malay, your taking Malay language may have also helped, considering PSC's never-ending quest for scholars well-versed in minority/foreign languages. do you have leadership positions in your CCAs too? I personally don't know a PSC scholar who wasn't a leader in some way, but there's no rule about that of course.

I don't hold high positions in my CCAs. In Library, I was part of the editorial team and held a position of a writer. Besides that, I was an ordinary member. I did involve myself in a few things during my sec school like school presentations, anniversary, and such, but not leadership positions.

Same goes to my jc cca. I joined guitar but did not run for a leadership position. I managed to get a solo part for the SYF competition, though. Most of the leadership positions I held are in class, and in class projects. I didn't think my track record was good enough, but I think my interview changed my fate.


AvlynCriss

05-16-2008, 03:29 PM

Congrats~~!!
Interview is a VERY grilling and scary process:eek:

Thank you!

Yes, it was scary, they asked me a lot of questions about a lot of rather difficult topics like racial harmony, meritocracy, and stuff. The whole time I was thinking, 'Why is this damn interview taking so long?' Then they asked me if I wanted to join politics, and I was like...okay...right...


Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS ASEAN undergraduate scholarship
University and Course: NUS business school
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 18 May, via post
School: NJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAAA B Merit (H2 Math, H2 Physics, H2 Chem, H1 Econs, GP, PW, H3 research)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Gavel Club (Vice President) and Indian Dance (SYF Gold with Honours and Special Mention)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): ASEAN scholarship for 4 years

Date of shortlisting and interview: No interview
How did your interview go?:
Why do you think you were successful? I think they award the scholarship purely based on the A level grades.
Any advice/comments:


Imposing

05-20-2008, 09:53 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Oracle Corp
Date and method of notification(s) of award: by Handphone
School: St' Andrew's JC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAB (Physics, C maths, Econs, Chemistry---i'm old sch) Dist and merit (maths and physics s-paper)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): NCC (staff sergeant-- only one in company to have been promoted), ODAC (quartermaster and exco), Engineer officer in army, Project work group leader, exco of army social night and commissioning ball, soon-to-be Assistant team leader for volunteer group)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): All those useless little insignificant awards.
Date of shortlisting and interview: sometime in May
How did your interview go?: I was stammering, it was the worst damn interview. Seriously. you shld see how disappointed i was after the interview. I was so shock that when IDA called me up to inform me, i was totally shock that Oracle offered me the interview.. i thought it was singtel
Why do you think you were successful? I guess my leadership potential. I may not have a lot of it, but it seems to be the only thing that they could remotely even want of me.
Remarks I hope they didnt call up the wrong person. If not i'm goin to lodge a huge complaint........:)


i think the juniors are so going to thank you for coming up with this template, haha! :o

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Nanyang Scholarship
University and Course: NTU Communication Studies
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 7th May 2008, email before snail mail
School: Hwa Chong Institution
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA (H2 Bio Chem Maths Econs) and B (GP)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Interact Club Executive Committee; 10m Air Pistol Girls' School Team; Some competitions that i took part in secondary school and my team managed to make it into the finals
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): HSK Chinese Bridge Scholarship. the rest yada yada.. not very significant.

Date of shortlisting and interview: shortlisted on 24th April 2008 ; interviewed on April 29th 2008
How did your interview go?: Good. I wasnt stressed up and at least i was coherent and thought i left a good impression. The fact that not-too-difficult questions were asked helped too.
Why do you think you were successful? i think grades played a big part. interview-wise, my coherence? sincerity?
Any advice/comments: psyche yourself up before the interview. maybe it's wise to be a bit prepared too. be clear-headed and talk sensibly.


Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS Business School Dean's scholarship
University and Course: NUS business school
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 21 May, call then email then post
School: NJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAAA B Merit (H2 Math, H2 Physics, H2 Chem, H1 Econs, GP, PW, H3 research)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Gavel Club (Vice President) and Indian Dance (SYF Gold with Honours and Special Mention)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): ASEAN scholarship for 4 years

Date of shortlisting and interview: Shortlisted 20 March, Interview 28 March
How did your interview go?: Pretty well I think, it was more like a conversation because the interviewers (two of them) are really friendly. They mainly asked me questions about myself, my leadership in JC, career aspirations, dreams and how I respond to difficult situations...
Why do you think you were successful? I think I can really talk a lot during the interview because I just kept talking. I believe I am confident as well.
Any advice/comments:
If you are in a situation that you don't know how to answer a question, just invent something on the spot rather than keep quiet. They are more interested in how you respond to their questions and your way of thinking rather than the answer itself.


xiao_long85

05-21-2008, 07:12 PM

[b]Scholarship awarded (if applicable):[*/B] Keppel Group Scholarship
[b]University and Course:[*/B] NUS, Project and Facilities Management
[b]Date and method of notification(s) of award:[*/B] 21 May, Call
[b]School:[*/B] Ngee Ann Polytechnic
[b]A-level/Polytechnic grades:[*/B] GPA=3.9375
[b]CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):[*/B] Quite good (Gold Certificate)
[b]Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA):[*/B] Graduation Awards

[b]Date of shortlisting and interview:[*/B] 9 May
[b]How did your interview go?:[*/B] Quite tough, 3 rounds cum ability and essay test... Interviewers are senior and top managements... All sorts of questions come out
[b]Why do you think you were successful?[*/B] I guess I am lucky... My graduation awards plays a part bah....
[b]Any advice/comments:[*/B] Be confident... Nv give up... There are always opportunity out there... Nv say die...


wow..u from wat course in ngee ann?


xiao_long85

05-22-2008, 09:47 AM

wow..u from wat course in ngee ann?

Me??
I am from Facilities Management for Business..
Graduated this year...
U?
From NP too?


ya..i from ngee ann mechanical engineering..u must be the top for tat course..


xiao_long85

05-22-2008, 06:40 PM

ya..i from ngee ann mechanical engineering..u must be the top for tat course..

Hmmm.. hehe.. so wat year u graduated? this year?


yar tis yr 2008.. u shall c my name too!! tink u shd be able to guess my name..


xiao_long85

05-22-2008, 10:46 PM

yar tis yr 2008.. u shall c my name too!! tink u shd be able to guess my name..

Hmm is ur name = "Vijaikumar s/o Rangabashayam"????
:confused::confused::confused::confused:


LockT31W

05-22-2008, 10:46 PM

guys, please refrain from holding private off-topic conversations in a public or informational thread, we want to keep it as neat as possible for everybody's benefit. you could always PM each other or start a new thread in a suitable forum if you want to hold off-topic conversations :)


oops sry..we cant reveal our identity here isit??


kemise89

05-22-2008, 11:49 PM

guys, please refrain from holding private OOT conversations in a public thread, we want to keep it as neat as possible for everybody's benefit. you could always PM each other if you want to guess each other's identity :)

eh? not allowed to disclose identity? why??:confused:


LockT31W

05-23-2008, 12:00 AM

eh? not allowed to disclose identity? why??:confused:

oops sorry, I just meant keep off-topic private conversations out of informational threads such as this one - try not to interrupt the flow with off-topic conversations because it might make it hard to read. if you keep to the topic its perfectly fine for readers. you're free to disclose your identities if you wish to, but please avoid going off-topic in such threads :) I'll go and edit my previous post.


kemise89

05-23-2008, 12:15 AM

oops sorry, I just meant keep off-topic private conversations out of informational threads such as this one - try not to interrupt the flow because it might make it hard to read. you're free to disclose your identities if you wish to, but please avoid interrupting such threads :) I'll go and edit my previous post.

oh so that's what you meant. no worries we will understand~:D


oh..okae..icic..we understand that..to xiao long>> nope im sck.. the 2nd one..


Anyone awarded with the NUS Business School study award? How are the terms like?


Anyone awarded with the NUS Business School study award? How are the terms like?

You can check this link: http://bba.nus.edu/studyawards.htm

Alternatively, you can call them up to ask. I believe you can call this number: 65165864. It's the Dean's Office if I'm not wrong.


Scholarship awarded (if applicable): SGX (Singapore Exchange) Scholarship
University and Course: NUS business school
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 27 May, email then call
School: NJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAAA B Merit (H2 Math, H2 Physics, H2 Chem, H1 Econs, GP, PW, H3 research)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Gavel Club (Vice President) and Indian Dance (SYF Gold with Honours and Special Mention)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): ASEAN scholarship for 4 years

Date of shortlisting and interview: Hmm, there are 5 rounds of interview:
- First round: Phone interview (25 March). The interviewer asked me why I applied for SGX scholarship. After that she asked me down for a face-to-face interview.
- Second round (01 April): conducted by Job Factory (1 interviewer). The interview lasted about 20 mins. It was tough because you must know a lot of things about SGX since the interviewer asked many specific questions about the company.
- Third round (shortlisted: 15 April, interview: 25 April): conducted by SGX HR team (2 interviewers). The interview lasted about 40 mins. It was quite tricky because they asked a lot of questions about yourself and they like to ask questions such as "why do you think you are better than others?"
- Fourth round (shortlisted: 9 May, interview: 15 May): conducted by SGX Senior Managers (2 interviewers: Head of HR and 1 executive member). The interview lasted about 1 hour. It was quite relaxing because they are friendly and it was more like a conversation. You can ask them any questions you want about SGX and the working environment there.
- Fifth round (16 May): conducted by the CEO. This interview was very short (10-15mins). It was more like a meet-the-CEO session than an interview. They just want to get to know you better.

There was a tea session after the third round. Those who were shortlisted after the third round were invited to the tea session. This year, there were 5 people.

How did your interview go?: The second and third rounds of interview were a bit scary but overall, I think all of them went well.
Why do you think you were successful? I think my internship in a brokerage house really helped me a lot because I can find many things to talk about.
Any advice/comments: You must know yourself and what you want very clearly because the interviewers really grill you. I know it's cliche to say this but Believe in yourself because if you don't, nobody else will believe in you!


I've just received NUS's faculty scholarship for Law through mail today(31 May 2008).

the offer is too late though, I've already accepted the OCBC scholarship.

for those who applied for NUS's law scholarship, rmb to check yr mailbox. the offer letter for mine is dated 28 May 2008.


anneimated

05-31-2008, 10:55 PM

[b]Scholarship awarded (if applicable):PUB, NUS undergraduate merit [Exxon interview in a week]
[b]University and Course:NUS (accountancy and chem engin dd), imperial (chem engin)
[b]Date and method of notification(s) of award: mail.
[b]School:hwa chong
[b]A-level/Polytechnic grades:AAAAA merit pass (H2 chem physics maths H1 Econs, GP H3 SRP, pharma chem)
[b]CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):Taekwondo, faculty committee. lousy CIP. public relations officer, publicity I/C
[b]Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA bronze

[b]Date of shortlisting and interview:for NUS it started in april or early may. PUB in May
[b]How did your interview go?:I thought i was quite screwed up for the NUS 2nd round because i answered I would pray to god when they asked me how i would consider my choices. and they said it wasn't the wisest idea. so dont learn from that. Just be yourself, there is no need to be too serious, be honest and don't conform yourself to typical answers but be polite.
[b]Why do you think you were successful? hmmmm... i have no idea.
[b]Any advice/comments:well, the interviewers have seen your CV and they already like it so just be yourself. dress well, be polite, add a bit of humour, give feedback about the organization.... i dont know. be yourself =)


[wy~*]

06-04-2008, 11:28 AM

I've just received NUS's faculty scholarship for Law through mail today(31 May 2008).

the offer is too late though, I've already accepted the OCBC scholarship.

for those who applied for NUS's law scholarship, rmb to check yr mailbox. the offer letter for mine is dated 28 May 2008.


Were you shortlisted for the NUS GMS interview before being awarded the Faculty Scholarship?


rollroll

06-04-2008, 01:25 PM

[b]Scholarship awarded (if applicable):PUB, NUS undergraduate merit [Exxon interview in a week]
[b]University and Course:NUS (accountancy and chem engin dd), imperial (chem engin)
[b]Date and method of notification(s) of award: mail.
[b]School:hwa chong
[b]A-level/Polytechnic grades:AAAAA merit pass (H2 chem physics maths H1 Econs, GP H3 SRP, pharma chem)
[b]CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):Taekwondo, faculty committee. lousy CIP. public relations officer, publicity I/C
[b]Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA bronze

[b]Date of shortlisting and interview:for NUS it started in april or early may. PUB in May
[b]How did your interview go?:I thought i was quite screwed up for the NUS 2nd round because i answered I would pray to god when they asked me how i would consider my choices. and they said it wasn't the wisest idea. so dont learn from that. Just be yourself, there is no need to be too serious, be honest and don't conform yourself to typical answers but be polite.
[b]Why do you think you were successful? hmmmm... i have no idea.
[b]Any advice/comments:well, the interviewers have seen your CV and they already like it so just be yourself. dress well, be polite, add a bit of humour, give feedback about the organization.... i dont know. be yourself =)

Congrats!!! So is your PUB scholarship 4 local or overseas?


Scholarship: PSC Overseas Merit Scholarship (Open)
University and Course: USA (any university of choice), Psychology
Date and method of notification(s) of award: Before A level results. By phone call followed by letter.
School: RJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAAA Dist (H2 BCME, H3 Bio)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): ODAC exco, GB exco, prefect, house comm, alot of various CIP
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): school leadership awards (various), community service award

Date of shortlisting and interview: I submitted the form by mid-Dec, was shortlisted in Jan, and my psychological assessment took place before CNY, while my interview took place just after CNY.
How did your interview go?: Huge panel of about 15 or so people. They asked less personal questions (which had been covered in an earlier psychological assessment) and more on current affairs. I felt that I managed to convince them how much I wanted the scholarship. However, I read up only on local current affairs, and knew nothing about ASEAN news, which was slightly embarrassing.
The psychological assessment was conducted with a psychologist and is stated to last 4 hours (mine lasted about 2.5hours). It's was really relaxing and friendly as the psychologist just wanted to get to know you more.
Why do you think you were successful? I spoked confidently and showed an eagerness for the scholarship. I also showed maturity and was very sure of what I want.
Any advice/comments: They can't expect you to know every single current affair there is around. Make sure you do read up beforehand on current affairs, but if you have no idea about their question, just say that you don't know and keep smiling. There's nothing wrong with not knowing. Confidence and yet humility is key.


;2862']Were you shortlisted for the NUS GMS interview before being awarded the Faculty Scholarship?

I was not shortlisted for GMS or the undergraduate merit at all


monsterkiller

06-06-2008, 01:32 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): SMU scholarship

University and Course: SMU biz/econs

Date and method of notification(s) of award: 23 May, email only

A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAB A1 Spaper-Merit (Old A levels syllabus: Math, chem, phy, econs)

CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): House Comm, Scouts Exco, Volleyball sch team, OGL, more than 200 hrs of CIP, Army Officer

Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): hardly any, except cca awards

Date of shortlisting and interview: late april. It was a combined interview for both the faculty admission and scholarship

How did your interview go?: Not Excellent, I thought i could have done better in terms of convincing them tt i would commit myself to sch activities. The interviewers were very interested in my cca involvement and what kind of activities i would take part in SMU. It was also a very short interview, more like a chitchat session.

Any advice/comments: I was absolutely surprised when i got it, cos i always thought that without a perfect A level score, gettin a scholarship would b rather difficult. If anything, this shows tt cca involvements can compensate for not-so-perfect academic results. Be confident during the interview and if u have achievements in certain areas then prepare to expound on them so that the interviewers know u are a truly all-rounded individual.


sakura_candy

06-12-2008, 12:37 PM

after >10 interviews ~5 assessments, I finally got a scholarship! NIS: Oracle ^_^

One interview, no assessment. Overall I thought that was my best interview so far (and my second last), but right now I couldn't remember exactly how it went except that it left me feeling good. And that we talked about my SYF Indian Dance in secondary school Chinese DAnce (one of the interviewer was Indian ^^) which nobody else seemed to care about before.


Zyvroklsayt

06-12-2008, 04:02 PM

Gotta love LockT31W for the puns.. the Waffles JC one esp. :D

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship (NUS)
University and Course: NUS, Law/Life Science DD
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 2nd June (postmark), snail mail
School: Anderson JC
A-level grades: AAAAAA (H2-Bio-Chem-Maths, H1-GP-PW-Econs), Merit (H3-PharmChem-SRP)
CCAs and CIP: SBO Bronze, SChO Hon.Mention, AJ Choir member (competitions include 4th World Choir Games and SYF), and various other stuff...
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): ASEAN Pre-U Schship, if that counts??

Date of shortlisting and interview: No interview. Some of my friends had interviews, same scholarship. No idea how the awarding is given.
Any advice/comments: I'm not another one of those 'demned foreen talens', but if there's any other ASEAN non-Sg/PR ppl reading, it'd be good to apply for other scholarships as well, because even though you're automatically considered for ASEAN Undergrad if you apply, 'automatically considered for' doesn't exactly equate 'automatically awarded'.




On another note: been reading the Unsuccessful thread as well, and I know it's useless for me to say anything as I'll probably get rotten-tomatoed as a foreigner. I can only say I feel sorry. That I should get something and others who are worse off than me should go with financial difficulties. I don't know what else I can say. I do earnestly hope that blessings may come in a different way.


daasnia

06-13-2008, 09:25 PM

I've heard of my friend's friend who've been awarded the teaching award already, as in he has been given the contract to sign.
Fast!:eek:

I received the teaching award too and was notified of the results via email less than 24 hours after I have gone for the interview. Was rather surprised because I do not even have a single distinction for my A levels! :D


daasnia

06-13-2008, 09:46 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable):MOE Teaching Award Scholarship
University and Course:NUS, Arts and Social Sciences
Date and method of notification(s) of award:Email
School:Nanyang Junior College
A-level grades:H1 GP-B H1 Chemistry-B H2 Maths-B H2 Economics-B H2 Physics-C
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):President of Malay Language and Cultural Society, CCA Award Holder

How did your interview go?:It was pretty smooth sailing with some humour. I answered the questions honestly and in a way showed them that I wanted the scholarship and how much I think I deserve it.
Why do you think you were successful? I had a bit of teaching experience with 3 other schools before I went for the interview. Why I said that made me successful in getting the scholarship was because they kept asking me questions pertaining to my teaching experiences. Such as how I kept the students interested in the lesson and whether I made an impact on them or not.
Any advice/comments:Obviously you have to do a bit of research and preparation before you go for the interview. My advice is to be really sincere in your answers. All the best! :)


vadermanu89

06-14-2008, 10:46 PM

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Scholarship: MOE Teaching Scholarship (Local)
University and Course: NUS, Science (Chemistry and Physics)
Date and method of notification(s) of award: Late May via mail
School: MJC
A-level/Prelim grades: AAA ABC (H2 PhyChemMath, H1 PWGPHist) / AAB ABB (H2 PhyChemMath, H1 PWGPHist)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Debate Captain, Class Committee, Inter-JC Competitions (quaterfinals), Represented S'pore in Televised Debate Competition.
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): Various School Academic and CCA Awards.

Date of shortlisting and interview: I submitted the form after my A Level Results, was shortlisted in April, and my psychometric assessment took place in April, while my interview took place in May. The offer came within 8 days after my interview.

How did your interview go?: A panel of 6 interviewers. Was rather short. Only 5 min long strangely. The questions posed were hypothetical questions on how you would deal with classroom matters and my own personal merits. Was quite nervous but spoke well.

1) Why did you select TEACHING as your first choice in the PSC Gateway portal?
2) Do you think you have the confidence to teach in front of a group of 40 kids?
3) What qualities do you have that will make you a fine educator?
4) Do you have any teaching/tutoring exp? (NO because of NS)


Why do you think you were successful? Eagerness to teach, excellent personal statement and good cca record.

Advice: Read and do some research about the organization/ministry you intend to work in. And only accept the offer if you truly wish to teach/work in the education sector. And I think the scholarship providers are looking for leaders hence build up an excellent cca portfolio that showcase your leadership potential.


kemise89

06-14-2008, 11:01 PM

Scholarship: MOE Teaching Scholarship (Local)
University and Course: NTU Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 3rd May 2008 by mail
School: Jurong Junior College
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA BBB (H2 chem,bio,maths H1 econs, gp, chinese pw)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Committee member of JJ Taekwondo, represented school in SSEF, temasek seminar and some CIP
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): School academic award and many COPs!! (=.=)

Date of shortlisting and interview: Had my interview on 25th Apr. Did my psychometric test in late March (for PSC but eventually got rejected).

How did your interview go?: Had 4 interviewers. The superintendent didn't have a good impression of me and gave me a black face throughout. It was one of the worst interview I had because they probably want to shoot me down and see what can I come up with.
They asked on my relief teaching experiences and what were the boon and bane of the Singapore's education system.


Why do you think you were successful? Eagerness to teach(!!!!) even though they looked unconvinced(=.=).

Advice: Do some relief teaching to know what's the (VERY) basic idea of teaching is like. Do know the job scope as a teacher. Observe how your teachers and other teachers teach/taught you all so that you can know how to get the attention of students. Appear confident in the interview no matter how the interviewers grill you:D
I believe if you have the passion to teach, your face says it all during the interview:)


i'm here primarily to revive this thread! this thread is really useful for juniors (according to feedback received) so do keep this going! :)

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): FASS Faculty Award
University and Course: NUS Business/ Communications & New Media DDP
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 28th May 2008, snail mail
School: Hwa Chong Institution
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA (H2 Bio Chem Maths Econs) B (GP) AA (PW Chinese)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Interact Club Executive Committee; 10m Air Pistol Girls' School Team; Some awards from business challenges
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): HSK Chinese Bridge Scholarship. the rest yada yada.. not very significant.

Date of shortlisting and interview: interviewed on May 6th 2008
How did your interview go?: Not very well. I was stumped at a question which was a really stupid thing to do. Anyway, the discussion moved towards issues such as business & ethics, consumerism and politics.
Why do you think you were successful? Well, I think my level of enthusiasm impressed them? Though im sure my lack of knowledge in politics din :p & of course grades, which should be the first thing they look at for university scholarships.
Any advice/comments: Don't think that your interviewers don't get to read the essays you submit for scholarship applications, they do! Be enthusiastic, and in the event that you stumble (try not to!), get over it and move on.


vadermanu89

09-06-2008, 01:55 PM

Not surprising as there's a talent crunch in the teaching sector right now. But I guess you have to take at least 2 teaching subjects in the university.

Its quite true. Moreover since the education service is the second largest employer in the civil service (just behind SAF). As a result, such a large organization requires a large talent pool in order to be effective. This year MOE gave out over 300 teaching scholarships and awards. Though I have no idea of ratio of awards and scholarships given out this year.


NX-01

04-27-2009, 01:14 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): DSTA scholarship (Overseas)
University and Course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Overseas)
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 24 April, snail mail
School: NJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA BA DIST (H2 Math, H2 Physics, H2 Chem, H2 Econs, GP, PW, H3 research)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Digital Video Club (SDMA competition merit Award, Chief Instructor), Citibank YMCA youth for Causes project (Team Leader)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): DSTA JC scholarship

Date of shortlisting and interview:
3 rounds:
1. Preliminary interview (5 Jan): More focused on your interest (whether it lies in the defence industry) and how much you know about the organization (e.g. what news articles are there about DSTA?)
2. Scholarship assessment centre (March):
Mainly to see how well you are able to cope with job stress and difficult situations
3. Final board interview (April): Focus is on your future course of study and where you want to be posted within the defence technology community (e.g. DSTA/DSO/CSIT/SAF)

How did your interview go?:
The first and final interview were relatively simple and easy. They did not ask irrelevant questions (e.g. how you measure the height of Mt. Everest with a spoon) and qns were all related to uni, course of study and your interest in the defence community.
Why do you think you were successful?
I think it was because I showed a strong interest in the defence industry and working for DSTA. Also, my knowledge of local and foreign defence technology helped a lot in the preliminary interview and assessment centre. Furthermore, my H3 research also showed that I had research experience and an interest in the R & D field.
Any advice/comments:
1. Be confident
2. Know your stuff
3. Have a burning passion for the defence industry
4. Enjoy yourself


ardeurdelavie

05-21-2009, 11:03 AM

Scholarship awarded: Overseas Merit Scholarship (Open), DSTA Scholarship
University and Course: Amherst College/Political Science, Imperial College/Biology
Notification of award: 2 April 09, 27 April 09
School: Waffles with nutella and peanut butter
A-level grades: AAAAAA (H2 Bio Chem Math Econs, H1 PW GP), A1 HCL, Dist H3 Molecular Bio
CCAs and CIP: Quite active in CIP-organised a small small camp for kids and a small fundraising event in school; No fantastic leadership positions in CCA, but I was in exco for one of my CCAs (Gavel)
Awards: MOE Pre-U

Date of shorlisting and interview: 27 Mar 09 (PSC final board), 13 April 09 (DSTA final board)
How did your interview go?:
[PSC] Frankly, it went pretty terribly. I thought I would not be offered a scholarship for sure because they had actually asked me a factual question and I stumbled over my answer. The interview lasted for about 35 minutes, and I left it rather shaken. They asked quite a great deal of surprising questions, and I think they were sincerely interested in testing my general knowledge, and whether I had a (supported) stand about certain issue. I felt that many of the questions they asked were also related to my course of preference (International Studies), as well as the type of ministry work I would like to be involved in (MOE).
[DSTA] It was a group interview so it was a bit embarrassing when some other candidates shared their fantastic research work. But it went alright because the interview panel was made up of people who were at the tea session, so the atmosphere was quite cordial.
Why do you think you were successful?: [PSC] I had average results for my psychometric test, so I guess I was deemed sufficiently intelligent. My interview did not go too well, and compared to the high achievers in my school, I'm probably not too spectacular. I guess my personal statement was very sincerely/honestly written (iI hope so anyway xD) and I think having done internships helped (because it shows that I know what I'm getting myself into). [DSTA] I think I showed my commitment to serve Singapore
Any advice/comments: Be yourself during the interview and really think through what you want in life. When you write scholarship essays, really think through who you are as a person, and be absolutely honest with yourself. (I applied for 7 different scholarships in total, and writing the 8-9 essays really helped me to think through who I am as a person. Eventually, I withdrew my application from the rest and chided myself for being far too "kiasu".)


HEY!!! did psc reject your application because you took only 3H2s? or did they reject you after you ve been through the interview? =D


kai_kai09

05-24-2009, 10:21 PM

Scholarship awarded NUS Business School Dean's Scholarship
University and Course: Engineering & Business Administration (Acct)
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 22 May 2009
School: National JC
A-level grades: AAA/B AAB (no h3 though)


Date of shortlisting and interview: 13 May 2009
How did your interview go? Din apply for the scholarship so it was quite a surprise when I got shortlisted. I felt that it was more of an assessment, rather than an interview, where they test your general knowledge and observe how you fare in a stipulated scenario.
Why do you think you were successful? I've a habit of reading the papers, so the general knowledge component was not a problem. I guess my personal statement and varied involvements in school helped a lot, though I stumbled a bit during the scenario test.
Any advice/comments Be sincere and be yourself. Present yourself holistically and think about what kind of person you are when writing your personal statement. Develop a habit of reading the papers in school and find out more about your scholarship provider. Lastly, enjoy the process =)


vitalism

05-24-2009, 10:29 PM

Scholarship awarded: PSC Overseas Merit Scholarship, A*STAR National Science Scholarship, Nanyang Scholarship
University and Course: USA, Chemical Engineering
Notification of award: forgot
School: Raffles JC
A-level grades: AAAAAA (H2: Physics Chem Math Econs, H1: PW GP), A1 (HCL), Dist (H3 NUS-SRP)
CCAs and CIP: very involved in numerous activities
Awards: a few big and small awards

Date of shortlisting and interview: forgot
How did your interview go?:
PSC: It was interesting, to say the least. Hmm the atmosphere was quite scary, with 10+ bigshot interviewers surrounding me. I was mostly asked international affairs questions since I had indicated an interest in foreign services. Initially, I thought I wouldn't be offered the scholarship since I did say some not-so-pleasant stuff about SAF (and there was a general there!) but it all turned out fine in the end :)

A*STAR: For the first round, the interviewers kept questioning my interest in and passion for science. The final round interview was mostly a chitchat session since I had met the interviewers before. We talked about my career aspirations, choice of uni etc. I also found out more about A*STAR through this sharing.

Why do you think you were successful?:
PSC: I think I demonstrated genuine passion in public service and policy-making despite my interests in many other fields. As I'm quite well-read, I was able to answer all the current affairs questions - also, when put under pressure, I maintained my cool and was assertive of my beliefs.

A*STAR: Having done multiple internships at A*STAR, my track record in research probably got me the scholarship.

Any advice/comments: Be yourself and be ready to defend your opinions.


thirtyone

05-25-2009, 09:20 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NEW Scholarship
University and Course: Imperial College London, Chem Eng
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 22/05/09, received a call from the HR, then a letter the same day by speedpost :O
School: Hwachong!!!!!!!! :D
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAA/A AAC H3Dist (PCME)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): I'm an intern at a government statboard. Also did a few research attachments, volunteered at Singapore Children's Society throughout my JC years, organizing team member for Singapore Children's Society, CCA exco/ v capt
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA, school awards but nothing much

Date of shortlisting and interview: Assessment round on 19/05, Final panel interview on 22/05
How did your interview go?:
The assessment round went pretty ok. I had fun! After the assessment we had this 10-course lunch which gave us lots of time to chat with the directors and past scholars.

The final board interview was on the Friday of the same week. Questions were quite standard but there were a few random/ interesting ones ("How did NEWater taste like?"). They are very nice people, and I guess I enjoyed myself haha!
Why do you think you were successful?: I knew what the organization(s) were looking for and I was able to convince them that I was a perfect fit for them (and them for me!). I was also able to explain why I wanted a career with PUB/NEA based on my experiences and my interests.
Any advice/comments: Be sure to know what you really want as the interviews would definitely quiz you on stuff like that, especially during the final round. Don't get too stressed, just be yourself and have fun :) Know what the organization does (this is very very important!!!!!!).


anneimated

05-27-2009, 03:28 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NEW Scholarship
University and Course: Imperial College London, Chem Eng
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 22/05/09, received a call from the HR, then a letter the same day by speedpost :O
School: Hwachong!!!!!!!! :D
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAA/A AAC H3Dist (PCME)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): I'm an intern at a government statboard. Also did a few research attachments, volunteered at Singapore Children's Society throughout my JC years, organizing team member for Singapore Children's Society, CCA exco/ v capt
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA, school awards but nothing much

Date of shortlisting and interview: Assessment round on 19/05, Final panel interview on 22/05
How did your interview go?:
The assessment round went pretty ok. I had fun! After the assessment we had this 10-course lunch which gave us lots of time to chat with the directors and past scholars.

The final board interview was on the Friday of the same week. Questions were quite standard but there were a few random/ interesting ones ("How did NEWater taste like?"). They are very nice people, and I guess I enjoyed myself haha!
Why do you think you were successful?: I knew what the organization(s) were looking for and I was able to convince them that I was a perfect fit for them (and them for me!). I was also able to explain why I wanted a career with PUB/NEA based on my experiences and my interests.
Any advice/comments: Be sure to know what you really want as the interviews would definitely quiz you on stuff like that, especially during the final round. Don't get too stressed, just be yourself and have fun :) Know what the organization does (this is very very important!!!!!!).

hey! nice! You're a junior! haha. I'm last year's PUB scholarship awardee (last batch of PUB alone) and i'm currently in my first year in chem eng in imperial. (exams ugh) I'm from hwachong too =D yays! join the imperial fresher's facebook and if you wanna know anything bout PUB (dont know much tho) or imperial chem eng (or hanker after my current notes) can always contact me on facebook or smth. i'll be doing my internship this year anw. this is an irrelevant post to this thread but thought i'd say hi. many of us want to go for the award presentation but it's too early (and chem eng exams finish last of the engineering).


KAizen

05-30-2009, 02:18 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NEW Scholarship
University and Course: Imperial College London, Chem Eng
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 26/05/09, received a call from the HR (4 missed calls), then a letter the next day (called to check up the next morning and they told me the good news!)
School: AJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades (old sch system): AAAA/B3/2 (Chemistry, Physics, Maths C, Further Maths, GP, Project Work), D/M (Chemistry, Mathematics)

CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):

CCAs-wise, nth much to say.

-Member of some sports club
-Offered a chance to organise some sports event for school as chairman of committee
-Clocked 130+ hours of CIP
-OGL for AJC Orientation for incoming JC students
-Went for this Advanced Placement Programme under NUS (took chem module and went for a half year 'exchange' programme there during JC2)

Did quite alot of stuff for NS though, like being very actively involved and spearheading some internal audit process for our unit, organising NE tour for 150 people, project manager in charge of a group of programmers (well mine was rather office job in NS =P)

Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): Sports Leaders Award, Platinum Award for CIP

Date of shortlisting and interview: Assessment round on ??? (forgot le) Final panel interview on 26/05

How did your interview go?:

The final board interview was on a tuesday. I tot I totally screwed up big time, as I wasn't answering their questions properly. (Slept at 3am the night before and I wasn't thinking properly due to lack of sleep, let alone in 'top form') Should have seen me when I finished the interview.. my face was super pale.

I still remembered what the CEO of NEA asked me, "do you think you are ready for the scholarship?" I just gave him a thumbs up, and said," Of course I am." That was probably a plus point?

Any advice/comments: Hmm show that you are really sincere to take up the scholarship NOT because of the monetary benefits offered, but MOST importantly because you can picture yourself working there for 6 years, and beyond! And how you can contribute to the organisation, not only as a scholar, but also as a future leader in the organisation.

I guessed my NEW internship pulled me through everything, and I'm really really grateful for that. But besides that, I would also like take this opportunity to promote the NEW internship. For those who are really really keen to know more about the water & environment industry, you must really apply for the internship! Do your 'homework'! Do find out more about what you are going to do in the future, and I must say the internship is really a great experience! (Especially for guys, make full use of the 2 yrs of NS to think carefully about your path, if chances should arise, take up internships, gain exposure, so that at the end of the 4 yrs of studies in uni, you wouldn't be saying, " Oh I should have done that instead of this." =D

(PM me if you wan to know more, and I can share my experiences with you)

One last advice, " even if there's only 1% chance of succeeding, I would still take that 1% of chance instead of not trying at all. That makes life without regrets."


ripepumpkin

06-02-2009, 07:55 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): HDB Undergraduate Scholarship (Overseas)
University and Course: Durham University, Sociology/Business and Geography
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 02/06/09, call then speed post haha :)
School: ACS (Independent)
A-level/Polytechnic grades/IB: 43 points

CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):

Nothing really outstanding, tbh. Choir section leader, overseas CIP trips, local active CIP involvement.

Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): Top in Geography haha.

Date of shortlisting and interview: Board Interview on 11/05/09

How did your interview go?:

It went by pretty alright, though I wouldn't say it was excellent. But the board members there were pretty friendly, and laughed quite a bit.

Any advice/comments: Know what you're there for, know what you want to study, why, and how you can contribute. I guess, passion and commitment matters. :)


Zachary

06-05-2009, 12:59 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): SMU Scholarship
University and Course: SMU-ISM
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 25th May by Phone
School: Republic Polytechnic
A-level/Polytechnic grades: 4
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): CCA - Involved in club management committee, CIP - Volunteer in a uniformed organization
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): LKY Award for Maths & Science, IDA Gold Medal, SCS Scholarship, Max Lewis Scholarship and some module awards.
Date of shortlisting and interview: Went through 3 rounds of interview for Lee Kong Chian Scholars Programme before being offered SMU Scholarship instead.

How did your interview go?: The interview process for LKC involves multiple components such as group problem solving, panel interviews, short-essay writing and group discussion. I had fun working alongside my group mates during the group problem-solving component in which we spent the whole day working on a problem and preparing for our presentation. (they sort of identify desirable traits through the activities)

Why do you think you were successful? I positioned myself as an all-rounder who demonstrates leadership qualities w/o being overly imposing or dominant.

Any advice/comments: Go ahead and market yourself, but always be sincere and don't ever give scripted 'model' answers. Many people are fond of doing that and i think it really leaves a bad impression no matter how eloquent that person is in delivering his/her 'speech'


imwarren

06-10-2009, 06:30 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS Faculty (of Science) Award

University and Course: NUS Science

Date and method of notification(s) of award: 05 June 2009 (NUS scholarship portal), 06 June 2009 (Snail Mail)

School: Anderson Junior College

A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAA (H2 Bio Chem Maths) A (H1 Econs) C (GP) A (PW) B (Chinese)

CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Secondary School: Unit Leader of a Uniform Group, JC: Class Leader and Committee Member of Science Research Club, Research Team was finalist (not winners though) in a few local Science Fairs

Date of shortlisting and interview: 17 April 2009 (shortlist), 12 May 2009 (interview)

How did your interview go?: Honestly, I thought I was screwed. On interview day, I actually rushed straight from my NS unit after half a day of work; was a bit disorientated when I reach the interview venue. Despite constant mental reminders and self-rehearsal, I made many mistakes during the interview, such as:

Singlish
Verbal fillers (ehhh.... "and then" errr.....)
Totally stumped at some questions
Contradicted myself in my answers (and the interviewers pointed out my contradictions)



Any advice/comments: In my opinion (and experience), despite rehearsals and mental reminders, some screw ups is probably unavoidable, and probably normal. Who would not be anxious/nervous when that 20 minutes means a difference between a study loan or a sponsored uni education? Instead, what is more important is to make sure you have fully address these important life questions before you go for the interview:


What is your reason to apply for scholarship? (be both honest and creative)
What is your desired course of study, and why?
What do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years time?
How are you going to add value to the sponsoring organisation?
How have you mapped out your life?
What do you do on a typical day?



Keep in mind: show the interviewers you are a person of character/leadership/initiative and maturity. Show them that you are in control of your life, and you know your directions and options. Show them you can contribute, that you are an asset, not a liability. The interviewers are there to find reasons to award you the scholarship, not find reasons not to award you.

Lastly, look at my results, I am no straight "A" student (I have Bs and Cs). I offered only 10 AUs, considered a typical 2nd tier student. However, I never felt my results were too lousy to try for a scholarship, so should you!

ALL THE BEST! Feel free to pm/contact me if any questions :p


KAizen

06-11-2009, 12:01 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS Faculty (of Science) Award

University and Course: NUS Science

Date and method of notification(s) of award: 05 June 2009 (NUS scholarship portal), 06 June 2009 (Snail Mail)

School: Anderson Junior College

A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAA (H2 Bio Chem Maths) A (H1 Econs) C (GP) A (PW) B (Chinese)

CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Secondary School: Unit Leader of a Uniform Group, JC: Class Leader and Committee Member of Science Research Club, Research Team was finalist (not winners though) in a few local Science Fairs

Date of shortlisting and interview: 17 April 2009 (shortlist), 12 May 2009 (interview)

How did your interview go?: Honestly, I thought I was screwed. On interview day, I actually rushed straight from my NS unit after half a day of work; was a bit disorientated when I reach the interview venue. Despite constant mental reminders and self-rehearsal, I made many mistakes during the interview, such as:

Singlish
Verbal fillers (ehhh.... "and then" errr.....)
Totally stumped at some questions
Contradicted myself in my answers (and the interviewers pointed out my contradictions)



Any advice/comments: In my opinion (and experience), despite rehearsals and mental reminders, some screw ups is probably unavoidable, and probably normal. Who would not be anxious/nervous when that 20 minutes means a difference between a study loan or a sponsored uni education? Instead, what is more important is to make sure you have fully address these important life questions before you go for the interview:


What is your reason to apply for scholarship? (be both honest and creative)
What is your desired course of study, and why?
What do you see yourself in 5/10/15 years time?
How are you going to add value to the sponsoring organisation?
How have you mapped out your life?
What do you do on a typical day?



Keep in mind: show the interviewers you are a person of character/leadership/initiative and maturity. Show them that you are in control of your life, and you know your directions and options. Show them you can contribute, that you are an asset, not a liability. The interviewers are there to find reasons to award you the scholarship, not find reasons not to award you.

Lastly, look at my results, I am no straight "A" student (I have Bs and Cs). I offered only 10 AUs, considered a typical 2nd tier student. However, I never felt my results were too lousy to try for a scholarship, so should you!

ALL THE BEST! Feel free to pm/contact me if any questions :p

Nice one junior! I'm so proud of u =DD


chipmunks3

07-09-2009, 10:30 PM

Awarded Khoo Teck puat scholarship( though some may feel that the criteria of scholarship sounds more like a financial aid

Grades: ( old syllabus) As for Bio, Physics, Chem, Maths, Maths and Chem S paper Merit GP B4, CL A1, Pw 2.

I thought I screwed my interview cos one of the interviewer commented my language is full of singlish


koo86

07-11-2009, 01:14 AM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Rochester Institute of Technology International Student Scholarship
University and Course: Rochester Institute of Technology , MIS
Date and method of notification(s) of award: Letter via UPS
School: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
A-level/Polytechnic grades: 3.7/4.00
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Secretary of the technology hub e-Garage, Co-Founder of Tribal3 computers, United Nations Association Singapore Member, People's Association Volunteer, Worker's Party Youth Wing, Captain of Ngee Ann Fencing Team 03, Student Mentor - IMMF head for NP, Represented Ngee Ann for the 16th International Youth Leadership Conference held in Prague

Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): Student Excellence Award , Fencing Trophies (Nationals Team Gold)

Date of shortlisting and interview: N/A
How did your interview go?:
N/A

Why do you think you were successful?: Seriously, I was surprised that the committee picked me out of the entire pool of international students


cleanerdung

07-13-2009, 02:09 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Rochester Institute of Technology International Student Scholarship

Care to share more about this scholarship?
How much aid do you get?


koo86

07-13-2009, 06:35 PM

Care to share more about this scholarship?
How much aid do you get?

Well according to the letter i got , the International Student Scholarship Committee of RIT makes the selection. They consist of people from various departments in the sch and they make the informed choice by reviewing each international candidate to see whether they are qualified for it. Apparently, they select a handful of students from the incoming cohort and award them with this scholarship.

I get about a USD10k grant a year


Hi All,

Recently, I heard there is a scholarship which sponsor you to study medicine overseas till phd completion. And only 4 candidates were selected out of 400 applicants! Anyone heard about this or if you are one of the applicant, can tell me what scholarship is it? Am interested to know more....am scouting around for overseas scholarship...best without bond lor :rolleyes:


ripepumpkin

08-12-2009, 09:10 AM

Hi All,

Recently, I heard there is a scholarship which sponsor you to study medicine overseas till phd completion. And only 4 candidates were selected out of 400 applicants! Anyone heard about this or if you are one of the applicant, can tell me what scholarship is it? Am interested to know more....am scouting around for overseas scholarship...best without bond lor :rolleyes:

umm if i'm not wrong, the scholarship you're talking about should be the a star scholarship. the bond, is definitely there.


yanshuo

08-13-2009, 03:40 PM

Hi All,

Recently, I heard there is a scholarship which sponsor you to study medicine overseas till phd completion. And only 4 candidates were selected out of 400 applicants! Anyone heard about this or if you are one of the applicant, can tell me what scholarship is it? Am interested to know more....am scouting around for overseas scholarship...best without bond lor :rolleyes:

I believe that is the A*STAR MBBS-PhD scholarship. It sponsors exactly what you said, but you have to serve an 8 year bond doing medical research.


KAizen

08-13-2009, 04:53 PM

Hmm... bond free ah, you may wish to try LCK scholarship or the Jardine Foundation Scholarship instead? =P (It's hard though.. since its bond free, and bond free overseas scholarships aren't tt many ard i suppose)


hometutors.sg

04-29-2010, 12:46 PM

Scholarship: MOE Teaching Scholarship (Local)
University and Course: NTU Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 3rd May 2008 by mail
School: Jurong Junior College
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA BBB (H2 chem,bio,maths H1 econs, gp, chinese pw)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Committee member of JJ Taekwondo, represented school in SSEF, temasek seminar and some CIP
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): School academic award and many COPs!! (=.=)

Date of shortlisting and interview: Had my interview on 25th Apr. Did my psychometric test in late March (for PSC but eventually got rejected).

How did your interview go?: Had 4 interviewers. The superintendent didn't have a good impression of me and gave me a black face throughout. It was one of the worst interview I had because they probably want to shoot me down and see what can I come up with.
They asked on my relief teaching experiences and what were the boon and bane of the Singapore's education system.


Why do you think you were successful? Eagerness to teach(!!!!) even though they looked unconvinced(=.=).

Advice: Do some relief teaching to know what's the (VERY) basic idea of teaching is like. Do know the job scope as a teacher. Observe how your teachers and other teachers teach/taught you all so that you can know how to get the attention of students. Appear confident in the interview no matter how the interviewers grill you:D
I believe if you have the passion to teach, your face says it all during the interview:)

MOE Teaching Scholarship or award has higher chances to obtain compared to others. Even for grades like ABB or AAB. And including overseas studies.


nostoss

05-11-2010, 06:08 PM

I know how bad the wait is, and I myself have sourced the forums for all the scraps of information just to quell the anxiety. I'm glad the waiting's over for me but hopefully this will be helpful to juniors in the future.

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS Undergraduate Scholarship
University and Course: NUS Law
Date and method of notification(s) of award: Through snail mail, together with my law school admission letter
School: VJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA/A H3 Dist
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Photography Society (Vice President), photography prize winner, photos exhibited at a few exhibitions, sports photojournalist with Redsports. Awards won at Model United Nations and Model ASEANs. Various CIP involvement.
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): None, was not outstanding academically in JC.

Date of shortlisting and interview: Received email to go for university-level scholarship interview on 3/4. Interview was on 9/4.
How did your interview go?: Bad, got a barrage of difficult questions on my area of interest - international law.
Why do you think you were successful? I guess I went down fighting.
Any advice/comments: Be sure of what you want, get the grades and be confident.


muggermaniac

05-13-2010, 12:02 AM

I know how bad the wait is, and I myself have sourced the forums for all the scraps of information just to quell the anxiety. I'm glad the waiting's over for me but hopefully this will be helpful to juniors in the future.

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS Undergraduate Scholarship
University and Course: NUS Law
Date and method of notification(s) of award: Through snail mail, together with my law school admission letter
School: VJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA/A H3 Dist
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Photography Society (Vice President), photography prize winner, photos exhibited at a few exhibitions, sports photojournalist with Redsports. Awards won at Model United Nations and Model ASEANs. Various CIP involvement.
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): None, was not outstanding academically in JC.

Date of shortlisting and interview: Received email to go for university-level scholarship interview on 3/4. Interview was on 9/4.
How did your interview go?: Bad, got a barrage of difficult questions on my area of interest - international law.
Why do you think you were successful? I guess I went down fighting.
Any advice/comments: Be sure of what you want, get the grades and be confident.

woah, that's one impressive portfolio I wish I have. perhaps, if you had aced the interview, you would have gotten the GMS


Guess I'll have a go and post this since the thread has been pretty quiet for this year's scholarships cycle.

Scholarship awarded: Sime Darby Undergraduate Scholarship (Overseas)
University and Course: University College London (Economics)
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 19 April 2010 via e-mail
School: Raffles Junior College
A-level/Polytechnic grades: H2 AAAA, GP A, PW A, HCL A, H3 Merit
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Scouts EXCO Secretary, Interact Club Board of Directors, House EXCO Vice Captain, various CIPs
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): NYAA Gold Award, Scout Chief Commissioner's Award, MOE EAGLES award

Date of shortlisting and interview: Shortlisted in January, final interview in March
How did your interview go?: The final interview came with some tough questions which required some degree of thinking before an answer could be reached. Mostly business, management and HR related questions. The interview was very thorough, asking questions spanning many fields, lasting about an hour for myself.
Why do you think you were successful?: I'm guess I came up with sensible responses to the questions, showed sufficient interest in Sime Darby's work and displayed a keen attitude towards learning
Any advice/comments: Just don't be too nervous and take the interview as a conversation between a party trying to understand you better. Remember that the interviewers are not trying to find your faults. They are instead trying to shed light on your suitability for the organisation. Finally, be tactful, confident, firm, honest and sincere when answering questions


fireflyhigh

05-20-2010, 03:50 PM

hi everyone, I have just been shortlisted for ASEAN scholarship.
Very nervous.
Just wanna know any particular questions they might ask you?

hope somebody can help please!


fatworm

05-21-2010, 05:17 AM

Sorry if this is a bit irrelevant, but I just checked my application status online and found out that NUS offered me the Business Admin course (my second choice). There is no mention of the ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship though.

Should I assume that I have not been offered the scholarship, or should I wait for my offer letter? Does anyone know whether scholarship offers (specifically the NUS ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship) are mentioned on the online status enquiry? I'm an international student by the way. Thanks


This thread is really useful for those who wans to apply for scholarships and I hope that I can assist them with my personal experience!:D

Scholarship awarded (if applicable):Nanyang Scholarship
University and Course:Mathematics and Economics
Date and method of notification(s) of award:Email
School:MJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades:AAA/A Merit
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):Civics Group Chairperson, Vice Chairperson of CIP, participated in SYF(Gold with honours), overseas competition (Gold, 1st Runner up)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA):Nil

Date of shortlisting and interview:interview on 6th May
How did your interview go?:The interviewers were really friendly! Well, I would say the interview was not bad:D
Why do you think you were successful?I guess confidence level matters alot, but of course don't be over confident. I probably answered the questions quite well. Esp the qns on 'Why do you think you shld be awarded the scholarship instead of the others'.And most importantly, smile:D
Any advice/comments:Just chill and do your best! Oh, and smile!!;)


artanis

05-24-2010, 12:02 AM

Scholarships awarded (if applicable): Nanyang Scholarship; NUS Business School Dean's Scholarship
University and Course: NTU Accountancy and Business DDP; NUS BBA (Acc.)+MSc. Management
Date and method of notification(s) of award:Nanyang Scholarship: email, 14th May; Dean's Scholarship: email, 21st May
School:HCI :)
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAB/AA/Merit (in the order: H2/H1/H3)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Exco of a club, member of a sports CCA, a society CCA, and a performing arts CCA (<-jack of all trades...)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA):N/A
Date of shortlisting and interview:Nanyang Scholarship: shortlisted on 30th April, interviewed on 10th May; Biz Dean's Scholarship: shortlisted on 12th May, interviewed on 14th May.
How did your interview go?:
Nanyang Scholarship: The interviewers asked me unexpected questions. I do not think I made sense with my ramble of an answer, but I tried my best to remain calm. Then they asked me on my choice of programme, basically along the lines of "since you are a science student, why do you want to do accountancy and business"? I think they look for confidence and coherence (in explaining and defending your opinions)
Business Dean's Scholarship: It was a general knowledge quiz + group discussion interview. I did not really speak a lot but I think I made my points clear:)[/B]
Why do you think you were successful? The courage to defend one's point of view
Any advice/comments: Negativity is your only enemy in the interview room. Do not lose heart even if the interview does not seem to go well:) And do get some food from the buffet after the NUS interview, the mocca cakes are really nice :)


Pan89

06-02-2010, 05:22 PM

Scholarship awarded: OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship
University and Course: NUS, Chemical Engineering & Economics double degree
Date and method of notification of award: 21 May 2010/Phone call, email and snail mail.
School: Temasek JC
A-level grades: AAAA (H2-PCML), CC (GP/PW), B (H1-CL)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements): CCA exco member during secondary school & JC.
Date of notification of Interview: 12 April 2010
Date of Interview: 15 April 2010
How did your interview go?: There were 3 interviewers (2 females & 1 male). They asked about my family, CCA and my experience at school. They also mentioned that most of the applicants are doing finance, accounting, business etc, and asked me why I applied for OCBC scholarship when I am going to do engineering (btw, OCBC scholarship is bondless). They seemed to be hinting to me that I applied for the wrong scholarship.
Why do you think you were successful? Probably I sounded confident during the interview. I think my scholarship essay was pretty well written too.
Any advice/comments: Be very certain of what you want and give honest answers to their questions.


frozenheart

06-05-2010, 06:42 PM

Scholarship awarded: OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship
University and Course: NUS, Chemical Engineering & Economics double degree
Date and method of notification of award: 21 May 2010/Phone call, email and snail mail.
School: Temasek JC
A-level grades: AAAA (H2-PCML), CC (GP/PW), B (H1-CL)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements):

Date of notification of Interview: 12 April 2010
Date of Interview: 15 April 2010
How did your interview go?: There were 3 interviewers (2 females & 1 male). They asked about my family, CCA and my experience at school. They also mentioned that most of the applicants are doing finance, accounting, business etc, and asked me why I applied for OCBC scholarship when I am going to do engineering (btw, OCBC scholarship is bondless).
Why do you think you were successful? Probably I sounded confident during the interview. I think my scholarship essay was pretty well written too.
Any advice/comments: Be very certain of what you want and give honest answers to their questions.

wow! What was the essay topic?


Pan89

06-05-2010, 06:47 PM

wow! What was the essay topic?

hello. the essay questions on the application form are:

1. Why are you interested in getting an OCBC Scholarship?
2. What are your career goals?

I think i'm gonna decline their offer, but i already sign the contract!


takiamru

06-05-2010, 10:53 PM

bond free.why reject sia?


Pan89

06-06-2010, 07:21 AM

bond free.why reject sia?


yes it is bond free...because I received an overseas scholarship from MOH to study pharmacy. going to UK soon. OCBC scholarship is for local study only mah.


puffyy

06-24-2010, 09:22 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): SMU Scholarship, NTU College Scholarship, DSTA
University and Course: SMU Accountancy, NTU Acc and Biz DDP, Any overseas college for DSTA
Date and method of notification(s) of award: All through calls
School:[*/B] JC
[B]A-level/Polytechnic grades: A (H2 BCME H1 PW GP CL) Merit H3
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): VP for my CCA in both sec sch and JC, involved in a couple of projects here and there and did quite a bit of CIP (but only in sec sch, so I don't think that helped much in my applications)
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): Some awards here and there, not quite important ones

Date of shortlisting and interview: Can't really remember, but I applied for everything after release of A level results so it's the normal schedule... But I was awarded DSTA, NTU, then SMU scholarship.

How did your interview go?:

For DSTA it was quite fun, I actually enjoyed the process. 3 rounds, first round was just talking to head of the department that you might work in and a HR person who will essentially just ask you what other scholarships you applied for, second round was some activities (read the DSTA thread for more details because it's quite detailed about the second round), third round is another interview with the guy from the first round. After a few days I was offered the scholarship.

The NTU scholarship interview was a big flop because I couldn't quite say why I wanted to study accountancy and business ):

SMU just offered me the scholarship LOL

Why do you think you were successful?

To be honest, I just showed interest in DSTA. They didn't ask any technical questions. I guess it's important to show that you are really interested in them.

I think for NTU and SMU they are just trying to grab students :P

Any advice/comments: Do your homework, find out more about the organisation. Even though some questions you've prepared for will not come out, it will eventually help you to answer the questions posed to you.:D


ghostman515005

06-25-2010, 09:50 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): MOE PRE-U scholarship
Notification(s) of award: June 2010
School: RJC

CCAs and CIP : judo, comscience
Awards: South zone colours, school colours
Date of shortlisting and interview: April 2010
How did your interview go?: scary at first.. I was an hour late for the interview as i mixed up the date with another interview. (i was mugging in the library when i got the call). i was glad the interviewees were nice and friendly
Why do you think you were successful? Interview confidence? and CCA record
Any advice/comments: don't ever lose confidence at any point of the application. make sure some prep work is done before the interview.


hdblue

01-14-2011, 12:21 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): MOE PRE-U scholarship
Notification(s) of award: June 2010
School: RJC

CCAs and CIP : judo, comscience
Awards: South zone colours, school colours
Date of shortlisting and interview: April 2010
How did your interview go?: scary at first.. I was an hour late for the interview as i mixed up the date with another interview. (i was mugging in the library when i got the call). i was glad the interviewees were nice and friendly
Why do you think you were successful? Interview confidence? and CCA record
Any advice/comments: don't ever lose confidence at any point of the application. make sure some prep work is done before the interview.

Hi,

Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

We also find them more same at: Exxon interview questions (http://jobinterviewquestions.biz/exxon-interview-questions/)
Tks again and pls keep posting.


eimerz

01-19-2011, 07:03 AM

This is for the musicians out there...

Scholarship awarded (if applicable): Royal College of Music+Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Scholarship
University and Course: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (they rank higher than RCM and gave me a higher offer), Composition+Performance (Double major)
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 14/12/10 (Trinity; email) 16/01/11 (RCM; cukas)
School: TJC
A-level/Polytechnic grades:
H2s:Music:A/Mathematics:C/Econs:S (Yes I sub-passed one H2), H1s: PW:A/Chinese:B/GP:C/Eng.lit.;C, H3 Music: Distinction
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Chamber Ensemble/Piano Ensemble, Quartermaster. Several piano awards.
Date of interview: 02/12/10 (Trinity), 11/01/11 (RCM)
How did your interview go?: Well for Trinity it was a discussion of my works, why did I choose this musical pathway and I had to perform a short repertoire. They chose the best piece out of the repertoire and gave me 30 seconds to think of an improvisation too (which is the killer part). Then there was also a written exam to test your rhythmic and aural skills, and a short analysis of 1 of 4 music literature extracts. For RCM it was kinda different. The head of composition was not around so I had to sit in front of the camera and describe myself and my works. After which the other department heads would ask me some questions and I had to perform a short repertoire. No improvisation tho.
Any advice/comments: To all who wanna pursue music in the UK, don't give up just because of the really expensive tuition fees! Do well during the audition and they will offer you enough :) And trust me, don even try for the local YST conservatoire. They rejected me after a minute of interview because I didn't pass economics. So much for a talent-based meritocracy. And the environment in YST isnt very...well you'll know if you're there.


hot_cool_gal123

02-03-2011, 01:04 AM

Scholarship: MOE Teaching Scholarship (Local)
University and Course: NTU Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
Date and method of notification(s) of award: 3rd May 2008 by mail
School: Jurong Junior College
A-level/Polytechnic grades: AAAA BBB (H2 chem,bio,maths H1 econs, gp, chinese pw)
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads): Committee member of JJ Taekwondo, represented school in SSEF, temasek seminar and some CIP
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): School academic award and many COPs!! (=.=)

Date of shortlisting and interview: Had my interview on 25th Apr. Did my psychometric test in late March (for PSC but eventually got rejected).

How did your interview go?: Had 4 interviewers. The superintendent didn't have a good impression of me and gave me a black face throughout. It was one of the worst interview I had because they probably want to shoot me down and see what can I come up with.
They asked on my relief teaching experiences and what were the boon and bane of the Singapore's education system.


Why do you think you were successful? Eagerness to teach(!!!!) even though they looked unconvinced(=.=).

Advice: Do some relief teaching to know what's the (VERY) basic idea of teaching is like. Do know the job scope as a teacher. Observe how your teachers and other teachers teach/taught you all so that you can know how to get the attention of students. Appear confident in the interview no matter how the interviewers grill you:D
I believe if you have the passion to teach, your face says it all during the interview:)

hello can i know what the maintanence allowances are for the teaching scholarship? is it open for year 2 undergraduate students?


BrilliantMinds

03-28-2011, 11:11 PM

Scholarship awarded (if applicable):[B]a*star NSS (BS)
University and Course: [B]most probably physics
Date and method of notification(s) of award: [B]28 march 2011, by email
School: up and on
[B]A-level/Polytechnic grades:[*/B] [B]aaa/ab/dist/dist
CCAs and CIP (include leadership positions and achievements i.e. olympiads):[B]hmm, no olympiad medals, barely had a cca in school lol, i guess the contributing factor was that i had 2 internships with them
Awards (i.e. MOE Pre-University Scholarship, NYAA): [B]couple of school-based awards, that's about it

Date of shortlisting and interview: sometime in February can't remember the exact ddate
[B]How did your interview go?: 1st interview: a panel of scientists + admin officer. Mainly asked questions pertaining to my future course and passion for science and my internship experience there.
[B]Why do you think you were successful? [B]Most likely because I showed them I was interested in them, given that i've had 2 internships with them
Any advice/comments: [B]Show interest, get the grades!


ehbeesi

05-05-2011, 04:14 PM

I've just received NUS's faculty scholarship for Law through mail today(31 May 2008).

the offer is too late though, I've already accepted the OCBC scholarship.

for those who applied for NUS's law scholarship, rmb to check yr mailbox. the offer letter for mine is dated 28 May 2008.

hi king, did you know before your interview that you already had a place in law school? my interview is tomorrow but i have no idea whether i am in for law yet :/


curiosojusto

07-06-2011, 10:14 AM

FINALLY ITS MY TURN TO POST HERE. WOOO. this wall has been rather quiet this year.


Anyway, as scholars, we should give back to society as much as possible. To quote, from those whom much have been given, much is expected. This thread helped me alot in securing scholarships this year so im dedicating a post.

B]Scholarship awarded (if applicable): NUS Business Dean Scholarship, SMU Scholars Programme

Scholarships tenable during your two years in Victoria Junior College

There are many junior college scholarships which outstanding VJC students can apply for.  These scholarships aim to recognise the achievements of the students in the 'O' level examinations (or IP equivalent) and/or JC1 examinations.  Most scholarships below also look out for students with excellent co-curricular activities (CCA) record.

Click on the links provided below for more details concerning eligibility and applications -- you also need to know what you are applying for! 
For scholarships administered by MOE, DSTA and VJC, applications are done online at the respective web sites; there are no forms to submit through VJC.

We advise you log in now (see links below) and explore, and even draft the essay question required.
However, you may want to wait till the briefing is over before you actually submit the application.  The briefing takes place usually on the first day of Orientation, for all JC1s.  

Scholarships administered by MOE
The available scholarships are summarised in the table below.  Please click on the links for other details, including subject prerequisites at A level for the Humanities, Language Elective and Regional Studies Programme Scholarships.   You apply online directly through the MOE website.
https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/scholarships/moe-preu
You need a Singpass to apply for these scholarships, and the Singpass application can take 7 -12 working days.
We advise you to apply for Singpass today if you don't have one, even if you are writing the application essay later.

Scholarships

'O' Level Requirements

2018 Deadline

 Citizenship

MOE Pre-University Scholarship


EL + Mother Tongue + R5 ≤ 823 FebSingapore Citizen (SC) or parent is a Singapore Citizen
Humanities Scholarship
Outstanding 'O' level results, at least a B3 in English23 FebSingapore Citizen
Language Elective Scholarship
(French, German, Japanese or Spanish)
Outstanding 'O' level results + B3 in    French, German or Japanese23 FebSingapore Citizen
Regional Studies Programme ScholarshipOutstanding 'O' level results + B3 in Malay (Special Programme) or Bahasa Indonesia
23 FebSingapore Citizen
An essay is required for the above scholarships.  Put in some thought when writing it.  In addition to ensuring it's free from grammatical errors, ask if you are displaying some maturity or insights.  Else, if your essay is a superficially written one which any other student can also write, why should you be shortlisted and not other applicants instead? 
Save a copy of your essay you submitted for reference when you are shortlisted for the interview.
All students are also reminded to contact Mr Caleb Ho (ext 143) once you are notified that you are shortlisted for a MOE interview.

Scholarships administered by VJC

Scholarships

Requirements

2018 Deadline

 Citizenship

^VJC Scholarship in Appreciation of Mrs Lee Phui Mun

Have done consistently well in school; Good O-Level or equivalent results. Good CCA/ViA contributions

JC1 Mar

Singapore Citizen (SC) or parent is a Singapore Citizen

VJC Scholarship   

Have done consistently well in school; Good JC1 promo results; Good CCA/ViA contributions

JC2Jan

Singapore Citizens (SC) or parent is a Singapore Citizen

VJC Sports Excellence Award

Excellent contribution in the area of sports

JC2
Nomination by college

^ Invited students may apply via VCSD from end February (to be announced during school assembly and via email).  Please check email for more details.  Students should also have active CCA involvements in both secondary school and VJC.  Students who miss the academic requirements by just a little, but are exceptional in some other area, can still apply.  We will look at all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Other scholarships / awards

Scholarships

Requirements

2018 Deadline

 Citizenship

DSTA Junior College ScholarshipPlease inform the school that you are applying using the following link:                      IP: https://goo.gl/forms/HZ6UuoXfdMoiWKS83

JAE: https://goo.gl/forms/yXRZgDeBjmOXgiOU2

If you need a copy of the nomination form, you can download and print a copy at the end of this page.

O level L1R5 ≤ 8 or equivalent results; Science stream with keen interest in Physics / Mathematics. Interested in exploring Defence Engineering/ Research. 

Not concurrently a recipient of A*STAR JC Science Award or ST Engineering YEP.

(To apply, please submit application form + supporting documents to 
locker 68 by 08 Feb)

Singapore Citizen; includes school-based internships, workshops, and/or research offered by DTC

A*STAR JC Science Award

Please inform the school that you are applying using the following link:                      IP: https://goo.gl/forms/HZ6UuoXfdMoiWKS83

JAE: https://goo.gl/forms/yXRZgDeBjmOXgiOU2

If you need a copy of the nomination form, you can download and print a copy at the end of this page.

Outstanding academic performance in Science and Mathematics and a passion for research; Nomination by school only.

Not concurrently a recipient of DSTA Junior College Scholarship or ST Engineering YEP.
Opens JC1;Nomination by college

(To apply, please submit application form + supporting documents to
locker 68 by 08 Feb)

Singapore Citizen; includes a five-week research attachment during year end vacation

ST Engineering Young Engineers Programme (YEP)

Must offer both H2 Physics and H2 Mathematics; Passion for Engineering and Technology; Excellent CCA record, demonstrating strong leadership qualities

Not concurrently a recipient of A*STAR JC Science Award or DSTA Junior College Scholarship.

Opens JC1;Mar/Apr

Singapore Citizen; includes a work attachment during year end vacation

Singapore Police Force Book Prize

Outstanding academic results and CCA records; Good leadership qualities; strong passion in defence-related issues; Active in community service

Opens end JC1 and closes 26 Jan 2018


Singapore Citizens or PRs; opportunity to attend SPF events and exclusive visits to some Police establishments

Singapore Armed Forces Young Leader Award

Outstanding academic results and CCA records; Good leadership qualities; Strong passion in defence-related issues; Active in community service

Opens early JC2 and closes 31 Jan 2018 

Singapore Citizens or PRs; Guaranteed scholarship interview for overseas studies. Internships with MINDEF/SAF

JTC Book Prize

Outstanding academic results and CCA records; Good leadership qualities; Interested in job shadowing opportunity at JTC at end of JC1

Opens end JC1


Singapore Citizens; Includes a job shadowing opportunity during year end vacation and may be offered a conditional undergraduate scholarship

LTA Book Prize

Good overall results and CCA records. Need to complete 3-week year-end LTA Express Programme.

Opens JC1


Singapore Citizens; Includes a three-week year end attachment during year end vacation

You can approach the following teachers if you have any queries:

General enquiry & VJC Scholarships  Mr Ho Wei Kang (Head, Scholarships and Career Guidance), ext 125
 MOE Humanities Scholarship, Regional Studies Programme  ScholarshipMs Goh Hui Hua (HOD Arts), ext 158
 MOE Language Elective Scholarship, SAF Young Leader  AwardMr Teo Gene-En (Head, English Literature), ext 127
A*STAR JC Science Award, SPF Book PrizeMr Jonathan Tee (Science), ext 176
MOE Pre-U Scholarship, DSTA JC ScholarshipMr Caleb Ho (Science), ext 143
 JTC Book Prize Mr Kenji Li (Humanities), ext 127
 ST Engineering Young Engineers Programme Mr Tan Keng Seng (Mathematics), ext 145
 LTA Book Prize Ms Yang Chunxiu (Cohort Head), ext 159

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