BrightSparks February 2015

Editor's Note
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Editor’s Note

University will be one of the best times of your life. As a fresh Junior College or polytechnic graduate, you are just about to enter the prime of your youth and spend the next few years furthering your knowledge in an area you are passionate about.

However, the financial burden of a university education can weigh heavily on many. For those of you who wish to pursue your degree in an overseas institution, the costs can be even more daunting. This is where a scholarship comes in useful – with a fully-sponsored university education and additional support, you will be empowered to nurture your interests and devote your unfettered attention to your own learning and development.

Whether it is an early industry internship with the Singapore-Industry Scholarship or field trips to exotic locales as a National Parks Board Undergraduate Scholar, a scholarship will open doors to countless opportunities that you never even knew existed. Your options are boundless, and you can choose to set sail on a maritime career with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore or play a key role in forging the future of Singapore’s public health sector with a Healthcare Scholarship.

A scholarship allows you to take full control of your future and focus on becoming the best that you can be. Fast-forward a few years, and you could be thrust into a competitive job market and be pressured to secure employment as quickly as possible. As a scholar, you will be eased into a promising career with your scholarship provider or sponsoring organisation and be groomed to take on key roles in your respective industries.

While some among you may feel hesitant about committing yourselves to a fixed career path so early on, this edition of BrightSparks offers you candid advice from current scholars who grappled with similar concerns. You will also find helpful tips from our in-house experts on whether you should wait for a mid-term scholarship and pointers on how to show your panel of interviewers that you are the right person for the scholarship.

And so I leave you to flip through these pages and benefit from the insights of scholars from almost 60 government agencies and organisations, confident that you will be inspired to chart your own path with one of these scholarship providers.

Wanzi
Assistant Editor

Editor’s Note

University will be one of the best times of your life. As a fresh Junior College or polytechnic graduate, you are just about to enter the prime of your youth and spend the next few years furthering your knowledge in an area you are passionate about.

However, the financial burden of a university education can weigh heavily on many. For those of you who wish to pursue your degree in an overseas institution, the costs can be even more daunting. This is where a scholarship comes in useful – with a fully-sponsored university education and additional support, you will be empowered to nurture your interests and devote your unfettered attention to your own learning and development.

Whether it is an early industry internship with the Singapore-Industry Scholarship or field trips to exotic locales as a National Parks Board Undergraduate Scholar, a scholarship will open doors to countless opportunities that you never even knew existed. Your options are boundless, and you can choose to set sail on a maritime career with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore or play a key role in forging the future of Singapore’s public health sector with a Healthcare Scholarship.

A scholarship allows you to take full control of your future and focus on becoming the best that you can be. Fast-forward a few years, and you could be thrust into a competitive job market and be pressured to secure employment as quickly as possible. As a scholar, you will be eased into a promising career with your scholarship provider or sponsoring organisation and be groomed to take on key roles in your respective industries.

While some among you may feel hesitant about committing yourselves to a fixed career path so early on, this edition of BrightSparks offers you candid advice from current scholars who grappled with similar concerns. You will also find helpful tips from our in-house experts on whether you should wait for a mid-term scholarship and pointers on how to show your panel of interviewers that you are the right person for the scholarship.

And so I leave you to flip through these pages and benefit from the insights of scholars from almost 60 government agencies and organisations, confident that you will be inspired to chart your own path with one of these scholarship providers.

Wanzi
Assistant Editor