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Education is one of the three pillars on which the Eurasian Association was founded. Over the years, we have launched many initiatives for students across all ages and especially focus on those from families facing challenges.

One of our main events, the annual Eurasian Community Fund (ECF) Education Ceremony was inaugurated in 1996. It serves to showcase the importance of education and the value of achieving academic excellence. The different categories of awards assist in defraying the cost of education for students from lower income families and are also presented to students who achieve outstanding academic results.

EA Education History

Hochstadt Scholarship
In 1947, the Hochstadt Scholarship was introduced by the trustees of the estate of John Hochstadt. At $300 per annum, tenable for three years, these awards were for marine engineering, motor engineering, plumbing, carpentry, dressmaking, linotyping and nursing.

Eurasian Industrial Scholarship
In addition, to this were the Eurasian Industrial Scholarship and the EA School Scholarship for those in the eighth standard.

Eurasian Voluntary Industrial Scholarship
In 1948, a Eurasian Voluntary Industrial Scholarship was started to apprentice boys in trades.

Scholarship Fund
In 1971, EA President Thomas Wilfred Prins launched a drive to start a $100,000 scholarship fund.

Other Scholarships

Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship
The Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) Scholarship is synonymous with both prestige and a willingness to serve Singapore. It marks Singapore’s continuous effort to recognise outstanding individuals with the aptitude and inclination to contribute to our society. To find out more, click LKYS 2017 info-sheet.

Lim Kim San Memorial Scholarship
Singapore Press Holdings Foundation has set up the Lim Kim San Memorial Scholarship awards since 2006 to promote lifelong learning.

The bond-free  scholarship are tenable for all full-time language and humanities course in the local universities. Applicants should have outstanding academic and co-curricular activities records and monthly household income of $5,000 or less. Application forms can be downloaded from www.sphfoundation.org.sg.

If you are keen to apply for the scholarship, please download the application form here.
If you want to find out more about the scholarship, please click here.

For more information, please send your queries to sphfdn@sph.com.sg

EA Distinction & Scholarship Awards

Each year, the Eurasian Association gives out Distinction Awards, based solely on academic results, to top Eurasian students who have excelled in their National examinations of PSLE, ‘N’, ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, as well as outstanding Eurasian students from ITE, Polytechnic and University.
For a list of past Distinction Award recipients, click here.

In addition, Scholarships are presented to students. Students are selected by the EA Education committee and selection is based on income criteria, academic achievements and willingness to contribute to the community.
For a list of past Scholarship recipients, click here.

EA Education Schemes

Since its inception in 1919 and becoming a Self-Help Group in 1994, the Eurasian Association (EA) has placed great emphasis on Education which is one of our key pillars. The EA supports students throughout their academic journey, offering numerous awards, bursaries and scholarships for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels. Below is a table of EA Education Schemes 2015, the criteria and the application period.

To apply, please contact Keith at 6447-1578 (ext 205) or keith@eurasians.org. You can also obtain application forms from the Secretariat office, level 3, The Eurasian Association, 139 Ceylon Road, Singapore 429744.

For terms and conditions, please refer to Education – Terms & Conditions 2017.

EDUCATION SCHEME LEVEL APPLICATION PERIOD & INCOME CRITERIA DESCRIPTION QUANTUM CAP
Eurasian Community Fund (ECF) Education Awards

ECF EDUCATION AWARDS Primary, Secondary & Tertiary

The ECF Education Awards ceremony, inaugurated in 1996, showcases the academic achievement of the future generation of Eurasian students. It signals to the Eurasian Community the importance of achieving academic excellence and the Eurasian Association’s support in encouraging more students to further excel in their studies.

The categories of awards are as follows:

Bursary Award – assists to defray certain costs of education for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students from the lower-income families and has an income criteria (PCI$800).

Merit Award – rewards students from all levels who have shown progress and done well (average grade ‘B’s).

Excellence Award – rewards students who have completed the national exams (PSLE, ‘N’/‘O’/‘A’-level) and emerged in the top 25% of their cohort, based on the MOE listings.

Distinction Award – is awarded to students who have achieved outstanding academic results at their level of education.

For PSLE, ‘NT’ (Normal Technical), ‘NA’ (Normal Academic), ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, it will be the top student based on the MOE listings, thus the award is entitled eg. “Top PSLE Eurasian Student 2014”.

Each year, the EA writes to the tertiary institutions seeking their assistance to circulate the ECF Education Awards information and application form to all Eurasian students in their institution, who can apply if they wish. The EA Education Committee will select an outstanding tertiary student based on the applications we receive. It should be noted that the grading system and teaching methodology in the Polytechnics and Universities are not the same. Thus, the Distinction award for Tertiary level is entitled eg. “Outstanding Eurasian University Student 2014”. “Outstanding” does not mean “Top”, but refers to a well-balanced student who has achieved good academic results as well as excelled in leadership positions, and done community service work.

The selection of the Outstanding ITE, Polytechnic and University student is based on the applications we receive. It should also be noted that the Eurasian Association (EA) does not have the contact details of every Eurasian in Singapore. Thus, if your child has done well in his/her final exam and you wish to seek recognition, do contact the EA and we will be happy to send you an application form for the ECF Education Awards. We are always happy to recognize Eurasian students who have done well in school.

NOTE: Students need to apply for the ECF Education Awards, by submitting an application form together with the necessary documents. Application forms can be obtained from the Eurasian Association Secretariat Office at level 3 or on the EA website. The Bursary Award has an income criteria; Per Capita Income (PCI) of $800 and below. The Merit, Excellence & Distinction Awards have no income criteria; they are based solely on academic results. The quantum for the award categories ranges from $100 to $300. Recipients and award categories will be decided by the Education Committee.

Apply by 30 June 2017

EA Education Schemes 2017 Application Form

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Apply by 30 June 2017

GHI ≤ $3000 or
PCI ≤ $800
*Income criteria is only for Bursary Awards. Merit, Excellence and Distinction Awards do not have an income criteria.
A one-time monetary reward to students to encourage them to continue working hard. $100 - $300
Project Ray Of Hope

Project Ray Of Hope Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

This Scheme is to help students prepare and equip themselves for the next academic school year.

Popular and Bata vouchers are given out to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students, to purchase educational items for school.

The amount ranges from $250 to $350.

Apply by 30 June 2017.

EA Education Schemes 2017 Application Form

 

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Apply by 30 June 2017

GHI ≤ $3000 or
PCI ≤ $800
Disbursement of Popular & Bata vouchers to purchase educational items to prepare for the next academic year. $250 - $350
Coral De Cruz Memorial Fund

Coral De Cruz Memorial Fund (CdCMF) Secondary

The Coral de Cruz Memorial Fund (CdCMF) is set up by Justice Judith Prakash and Ambassador Simon de Cruz who named the award after their mother.

She was prevented from fully pursuing her ambitions, first, by the outbreak of war, and secondly, by the demands placed on her by her dual role of wife/mother and working woman. It is the donors’ hope that this award will help secondary school students make the most of their educational opportunities so as to realise their full potential and also contribute to their families and society.

The award covers the various costs of education including school fees, uniforms, books and transport.

The funding quantum is $1200 per student for one academic year.

Apply by 30 June 2017.

EA Education Schemes 2017 Application Form

Secondary Apply by 30 June 2017

GHI ≤ $3000 or
PCI ≤ $800
Covering school fees, books, uniforms & transport for one academic year, to encourage Secondary students to study hard. $1200 per academic year
Merit Bursary Award

Merit Bursary Award ITE & Polytechnic (NP, NYP, RP, SP, TP)

The Merit Bursary Award is applicable for deserving and outstanding Eurasian students who have been accepted into the ITE or any of the five national Polytechnics [NYP, NP, RP, SP, TP] to pursue courses of their choice. Applicants must be matriculating and commencing their course in 2017. The award covers the full cost of tuition and book stipend to enable the student to complete the required tenure of study. Funding is capped at $3500/yr for a 2-year ITE course, and $5500/yr a 3-year Poly course.

Apply by 30 April 2017.

Merit Bursary Award 2017 Criteria & Application Form

ITE & Polytechnic (NP, NYP, RP, SP, TP) Apply by 30 April 2017

GHI ≤ $3000 or
PCI ≤ $800
Covering the full cost of tuition & book stipend for the full duration of the course, to defray the high cost of tertiary education. Cap:
ITE: $3500/year for a 2-year course
Poly: $5500/year for a 3-year course
Irene Joseph Memorial Fund

Irene Joseph Memorial Fund Primary

The award is set up by her five children to honour their mother Irene Joseph’s dedication in ensuring they received a good upbringing and education. This is an opportunity that she was denied because of unfortunate wartime and family circumstances. However, her children have benefitted from her determination to ensure that they were provided with ample opportunities. She also imparted good morals and values to them which have shaped their lives

Apply by 30 June 2017.

EA Education Schemes 2017 Application Form

Primary Apply by 30 June 2017

PCI range: $626 - $1000
*For students not under MOE FAS
One-time monetary reward to students to encourage them to continue working hard. $200
EA University Scholarship

EA University Scholarship University (NUS, NTU, SMU, UniSIM, SIT, SUTD)

Applicants must be matriculating and commencing their course in 2017. Recipients of other Scholarships are NOT eligible to apply; however, students under the University Financial Aid Package may apply.  Applicants will be interviewed by the Education Selection Panel. The decision made by the panel is final. Selection of candidates for the award will be competitive and based on academic merit as well as financial position of the families. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have (in order of priority) taken part in voluntary work with the Eurasian Association, or who have impressive records of co-curricular activities in their school, indicating strong leadership potential. Funding is capped at $10,000 per year for a 3-year course. For 4-year courses, funding for the 4th year will be taken into consideration by the Education Selection Panel.

Apply by 30 April 2017.

EA OGDS University Scholarship Application Form

University
(NUS, NTU, SMU, UniSIM, SIT, SUTD)
Apply by 30 April 2017

GHI ≤ $3000 or
PCI ≤ $800
Covering the full cost of tuition & book stipend for a 3-year course, to defray the high cost of university education. Cap: $10,000 per year for a 3-year course
Oscar George da Silva University Scholarship

Oscar George da Silva University Scholarship University (NUS, NTU, SMU, UniSIM, SIT, SUTD)

Initiated by the late Lawrence da Silva, this scholarship is for a deserving Eurasian student aiming to pursue higher education at one of the local universities. Applicants must be matriculating and commencing their course in 2017. Recipients of other Scholarships are NOT eligible to apply; however, students under the University Financial Aid Package may apply.  Applicants will be interviewed by the Education Selection Panel. The decision made by the panel is final. Selection of candidates for the award will be competitive and based on academic merit as well as financial position of the families. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have (in order of priority) taken part in voluntary work with the Eurasian Association, or who have impressive records of co-curricular activities in their school, indicating strong leadership potential. Funding is capped at $10,000 per year for a 3-year course. For 4-year courses, funding for the 4th year will be taken into consideration by the Education Selection Panel.

Apply by 30 April 2017.

EA OGDS University Scholarship Application Form

University
(NUS, NTU, SMU, UniSIM, SIT, SUTD)
Apply by 30 April 2017

GHI ≤ $3000 or
PCI ≤ $800
Covering the full cost of tuition & book stipend for a 3-year course, to defray the high cost of university education. Cap:
$10,000 per academic year for a 3-year course
P.K.P Nair Memorial Fund

P.K.P Nair Memorial Fund Primary

Mr. Richard Joseph and Ms Michelle Penney have set up this award in memory of the family’s late uncle. He was a generous man who supported the family, not just in their educational needs but also in their daily living needs. He helped ensure that the children completed their secondary education and this award is to celebrate the spirit of his generosity.

Apply by 30 June 2017.

EA Education Schemes 2017 Application Form

Primary Apply by 30 June 2017

PCI range: $626 - $1000
*For students not under MOE FAS
One-time monetary reward to students to encourage them to continue working hard. $200
Minnie Leicester-D'Rozario Award (for Literature in English at O'levels)

Minnie Leicester-D'Rozario Award (for Literature in English at O'levels) Secondary 4 (O'level student)

To encourage penmanship and the love for Literature, this award is sponsored by Evelyn Rodrigues to reward a Secondary 4 O-level Eurasian student who studied hard and attained an A1 for Literature in English.

Apply by 30 April 2017.

Minnie Leicester-D’Rozario Award Application Form 2017.

Secondary 4
O'level student
Apply by 30 April 2017 A one-time award for a Eurasian student(s) who attained A1 for Literature in English at the Secondary 4 (O'level) examination. $1000
(If there is more than one candidate, the quantum per student will be decided by the Education committee)
Rudolph Mosbergen Sports Award

Rudolph Mosbergen Sports Award ITE, Polytechnics & University

This award is named after Rudy Mosbergen, in memory of his active sportsmanship, to inspire young Eurasians to excel in sports, an area where once many Eurasians thrived.

Apply by 30 April 2017.

Rudolph Mosbergen Sports Award 2017 Application Form

ITE, Polytechnics & University Apply by 30 April 2017 A one-time award for a Eurasian student(s) who show potential in sports and is pursuing a sports course at the Singapore Sports School or Polytechnics. $2500
(If there is more than one candidate, the quantum per student will be decided by the Education Committee)