Hear From Our Scholars
These are what our NEW Scholars have to say about the NEW Scholarship.
Tan Yung-En Joash
Victoria Junior College
Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at University of California, Davis, USA
"A distinguishing factor of the scholarship would be that it caters to diverse areas of interest, from agricultural sciences to food technology. It is possible to obtain a scholarship to pursue an education that is in tandem with one's interests and equips him or her with the technical knowledge and skills to contribute to SFA's work. This scholarship provides me with a global perspective on issues, such as international trade in agriculture, which is a key component in our globalised world. For example, learning about food broadens my understanding of other social, political and environmental issues. To learn about food is to learn about our world, which places one in good stead in our increasingly globalised world."
Hwa Chong Institution
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), NUS
Engineer, Joint Operations Department, PUB
"A scholarship definitely provides many benefits, such as job security upon graduation as well as financial support. The internships I took part in during my undergrad days have also aided me in making a more informed decision when opting for which department to join after graduation. I would definitely encourage everyone who is passionate and keen to try applying and not be daunted by the application process. Ask questions as well during the selection interviews, as it can help affirm one's decision to take up a scholarship with that particular company, or otherwise."
Chew Li Hong
Hwa Chong Institution
Master of Science in Environment and Sustainable Development, University College London, UK
Engineer, Technology and Systems Integration Division, Environment Technology Department, NEA
"The values of the agencies offering the scholarship resonated with me. I wanted to be part of an organisation's mission where I can make a positive impact on people's everyday lives. Working in NEA allows me to interact with a diverse group of people, both within and outside the public sector. NEA's work touches many aspects of Singaporeans' lives. It is interesting to understand every stakeholder's role and contributions in advancing sustainability, and I am constantly learning something new or gaining fresh perspectives."