Celebrating Years of Serving the Community SINCE 1982


MENDAKI recognises and celebrates the achievement of deserving Muslim students.


The Ridzwan Dzafir Community Awards (RDCA) is incepted in honour of the late Mr Ridzwan Dzafir, a man admired and respected for his relentless service leadership to Singapore as a distinguished Diplomat and an outstanding community leader.

To help promising career professionals in the public and social service sector who are pursuing post-graduate studies in relevant sectors.

Candidature for the award is by nomination only. Individuals or organizations may nominate candidates.

All nominations must include testimonials of past achievements and supporting documents. Third party recommendations to vouch for applicant’s character and integrity must also be provided.

Field of Study
Nominees would pursue any public and/or social services discipline in which Malay/Muslim community needs to build capacity and leadership.

Priority will be given to nominees pursuing:
  • Organisational/Public Policy & Governance
  • Community Building, Culture & Citizenry
  • Trade & Enterprise

Eligibility Criteria
  • Malay/Muslim Singapore citizens between 25 and 40 years of age.
  • Display strong ethos of public service and possess an unwavering dedication to improve lives of Singaporeans.
  • Demonstrated a soundness of character, high integrity, moral character and the potential to lead (testimonials and portfolios)
  • A considerable amount of work experience (3 to 5 years) and qualify for consideration into higher appointments in the public or social service sector
  • Nominations must provide referees and attach third party testimonials.
  • Nominees pursuing their postgraduate studies with direct relevance to the works of the Community Leaders’ Forum will be given priority

Value of Award
RDCA (Distinction)
One Doctoral Degree award or Two Masters Degree awards to be given out annually worth up to $100,000.

RDCA (Merit)
Two Community Fellowship awards to be given out annually worth up to $50,000.

Application Procedure
Application period is from 1 May to 30 June 2018.

Please upload the following documents:
  1. NRIC
  2. Education certificates and testimonials
  3. Course Acceptance Letter from Institution
  4. Course fee breakdown from institution
  5. Nomination Letter
  6. Referee Letter
For any technical assistance, please contact 67785288 or email [email protected]
30 Jun 2018, Sat
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