SOCIAL SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS
& AWARDS

The Social Service Scholarship and Social Service Award offers outstanding individuals opportunities to pursue a career in social service. With over 450 agencies across Singapore, there are diverse roles available for those seeking to make a meaningful impact on society. As a social service professional, you will support people in need across 5 main social service areas:

NCSS | 450+ Social service agencies
NCSS | Servingwith shared purpose. Striving towards a common cause.

If you are looking for a career that is both rewarding and fulfilling and would like to join the family of professionals with a passion for people, we invite you to apply for the following scholarships or awards.


Social Service Scholarship

During the course of studies, scholars will be given opportunities to participate in training and development programmes and engage regularly with sector leaders. Such initiatives will enable you to hone your professional and leadership skills, leaving you fully equipped to make a great impact as a leader in the social service sector.


Potential Career Path

Upon graduation, scholars will be deployed to work at one of NCSS’ 450 member agencies, and you can expect to be rotated across agencies to experience working in different areas/domains during their tenure.

Scholars can also look forward to development support during their employment, to allow deepening of practice skills and leadership development, and through the postings, scholars can acquire breadth of sector knowledge and depth of practice experience.

NCSS | Scholarship Bond

Degree Postgraduate
Courses / Disciplines
  • Social Work
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Psychology
Eligibility (Full-Term)
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Residents
  • Possess a strong interest and passion for serving in the social service sector
  • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
  • Display strong leadership qualities and good conduct and character
  • Excellent GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and/ or university results
  • Have gained admission into a recognized full-time programme by the Professional Accreditation Bodies (SASW, AHPC, SPS)
Eligibility (Mid-Term)

Aside from the eligibility terms for full-term scholarship, you should also

  • Have completed at least one (1) academic semester of studies
  • Have at least one (01) academic year remaining at the point of application
  • Possess excellent university results to date
Scholarship Coverage
  • Full tuition fees (back payment from Year 1 for Mid-Term)
  • Monthly maintenance allowance (including hostel fees) (pro-rated from year of award for Mid-Term)
  • Pre-studies Allowance (one-off)
  • Sponsorship for overseas exchange programme
  • Sponsorship for relevant enrichment activities / programmes
  • Airfare (for overseas scholars only)
  • Full tuition fees (back payment from Year 1 for Mid-Term)
  • Monthly maintenance allowance (including hostel fees) (pro-rated from year of award for Mid-Term)
  • Pre-studies Allowance (one-off)
  • Sponsorship for relevant enrichment activities / programmes
  • Airfare (for overseas scholars only)
Bond Duration
  • 4 years bond (Local studies)
  • 6 years bond (Overseas studies)
  • 3 years bond (Local studies)
  • 4 years bond (Overseas studies)
Application Period

1st Application Window: 01 January to 31 March
2nd Application Window: 01 September to 30 September

Applicants who are not successful for Social Service Scholarship may be considered for the Social Service Award.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Full-term scholarship

>> Additional Question on Community Involvement for SSS/SSA Application.
Please attach together with your application in Brightsparks website.


Closed for this cycle


Mid-term scholarship

If you have completed at least one (01) academic semester of studies or have at least one (01) academic year remaining at point of application, please apply for the Mid-Term Scholarship.

>> Additional Question on Community Involvement for SSS/SSA Application.
Please attach together with your application in Brightsparks website.


Closed for this cycle


For enquiries, please contact:
Scholarship Secretariat
Email: [email protected]

Social Service Award

If you are passionate to serve as a social service professional and committed to work with people in the community, we invite you to apply for the Social Service Award.

Diploma Degree Postgraduate
Courses / Disciplines
  • Early Childhood
  • Social Work
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Psychology
Eligibility

Aside from the eligibility terms for full-term scholarship, you should also

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Residents
  • Possess a strong interest and passion for serving in the social service sector
  • Good co-curricular activities (CCA) records
  • Display good character and conduct
  • Have gained admission into a recognized full-time programme by the Professional Accreditation Bodies (SASW, AHPC, SPS)
Award Coverage
  • S$900 monthly allowance
  • S$2,500 cash incentive for GPA ≥ 87.5%
  • S$250/year Book Allowance
  • Max award value = S$39,150 (capped at 3 years)
  • S$1,050 monthly allowance
  • S$2,500 cash incentive for GPA ≥ 87.5%
  • S$2,500 one-off settling & computer allowance
  • Max award value = S$62,900 (capped at 4 years)
  • S$1,150 monthly allowance
  • S$2,500 one-off settling & computer allowance
  • Max award value = S$30,100 (capped at 2 years)
Bond Duration

Equivalent to the award period (minimum of one year) at any of our NCSS member social service agencies.

Application Period

January to July

January to April

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Diploma Programmes

If you are pursuing Diploma in Early Childhood / Early Intervention, please apply for the Social Service Award (Diploma).

>> Additional Question on Community Involvement for SSS/SSA Application.
Please attach together with your application in Brightsparks website.


Closed for this cycle


Degree & Postgraduate Programmes

>> Additional Question on Community Involvement for SSS/SSA Application.
Please attach together with your application in Brightsparks website.


Closed for this cycle


For enquiries, please contact:
Scholarship Secretariat
Email: [email protected]