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Education News Bulletin (March 2020)

Tue, 03/31/2020 Zhou Mei An
Education News Bulletin (March 2020)

Scholarship news this month included: 

PSC Singaporean scholars make plans to return home following MFA advisory

The Public Service Division urged all Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarship holders to return to Singapore, following a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) advisory on 17 March encouraging them to consider returning home soon because of coronavirus concerns. PSC has 275 overseas scholarship holders, the majority of whom have already returned to Singapore or are making plans to do so, a spokesman said. The majority of their flight costs will be covered, and authorities are also working with Singapore Airlines to fly Singaporean students home from Britain with special ticket arrangements. 



Aviva Singapore launched AvivAbility Scholarship, first-of-its-kind in the insurance industry 

Insurance provider Aviva recognised the importance of always putting people at the heart of initiatives. As part of this belief, it launched the AvivAbility Scholarship, a first-of-its-kind in the insurance industry to financially support and provide internship opportunities to students with physical or learning disabilities. This scholarship is part of Aviva’s plan to identify, hire, train and deploy differently-abled individuals. 



Butterfield Postgraduate Scholarship offered to Singapore for the first time 

Butterfield (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, a leading global trust and fiduciary services provider, offered their Postgraduate Scholarship for the first time this year to students in Singapore. The scholarship of USD$25,000 is tenable for up to four years of full-time study, and is awarded to one student each year pursuing a postgraduate degree related to the preservation and improvement of island environments. 



SAF Medicine Scholar becomes first female medical officer to complete the Guards Conversion Course

25-year-old Captain Ng Chen Hui, is the first female medical officer in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to complete the highly intensive Guards Conversion Course (GCC).The SAF Medicine Scholar said she asked to undergo the course, despite it not being a requirement of her position, in order to connect better with the team of medics she led.



Singapore’s Pomeroy Academy and The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), UK announce new scholarship 

The new Pomeroy Academy Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment will support one student per year from the South East Asian region, and is applied as a discount to course fees. It will be awarded to a Southeast Asia student looking to enroll at Cambridge University’s distinguished Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) Master’s degree who can demonstrate interest in, and commitment to, the design and development of sustainable built environments. 



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