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Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities (2016-2017)
About the Scholarship

The Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities recognises outstanding academic achievements of students with physical, sensory disabilities (e.g. hearing, speech, and visual impairment), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that will enable them to complete their undergraduate studies at a recognised local university. 

The Scholarship is opened to deserving students from the following six recognised local universities, and is not limited to any specific field of learning:
  • National University of Singapore (NUS);
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU);
  • Singapore Management University (SMU);
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD); 
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT); or
  • SIM University (UniSIM).

While the Scholarship is bond-free, Scholars are encouraged to contribute back to the social service sector by doing community services.

Since the launch of the Scholarship in 2004, it has attracted many outstanding youths with disabilities who despite of their limitations, overcome the barriers and fulfilled their academic achievements and aspiration through the practical support of the Scholarship. 

Since the Scholarship’s launch in 2004, more than S$1 million has been committed by APB Foundation towards the Scholarship programme, benefitting 37 Scholars (up till 2016) majoring in various fields such as Accountancy, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Civil Engineering, Information Systems Management, and Material Science & Engineering. 

What the Scholarship Offers
  • The S$12,000 Scholarship quantum is disbursed in two equal payments per year for recipients’ local university tuition fees. 
  • An additional $3000.00 Special Assistance Fund will be provided to for scholars from low-income families with household per capita income not exceeding $950 per month.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be Singapore citizens or permanent residents and have permanent disability such as physical, sensory disabilities (e.g. hearing, speech, and visual impairment), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (medical certification is required); 
  • Have good academic records and satisfy the admission criteria of the tertiary institutions; 
  • Demonstrate commitment to serve the disabled community upon completion of course;
  • Candidates must be admitted as full-time students into the six recognised local universities listed above, or part-time students at UniSIM. They must not be holders of other bursaries or scholarships.
  • Continuation of Scholarship will depend on the Scholar’s academic performance at the registered tertiary institution upon the awarding of the Scholarship (i.e. achieving Grade Point Average of 3.0 and above or average B- grade).

About Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation

Instituted in June 1994, the APB Foundation seeks to ignite compassion and inspire through our philanthropic efforts. The Foundation sets resources in motion to help people and organisations improve talents, enhanced educational and research endeavours as well as better living conditions. In turn, it fuels society and enable the communities, where it lives and works, to flourish. 

Committed to supporting Human Excellence, Creativity Development and Humanitarian Causes, the APB Foundation is involved in a variety of initiatives that range from arts funding and backing talent-building projects for human capital development, to engaging in meaningful partnerships with organisations or individuals who share our common goal to serve the society. 

The APB Foundation is a registered Charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status in Singapore. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the HEINEKEN Company in Singapore. The HEINEKEN Company has three entities in Singapore: HEINEKEN Asia Pacific, HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Exports and Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore. 

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Deadline: 14 May 2017, Sunday