A Burst of Goodwill

Temasek Foundation Sunburst Scholarship to nurture service leaders at SIT

Young service leaders at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will soon be empowered by a new scholarship. The Temasek Foundation Sunburst Scholarship offered in partnership with SIT, aims to nurture academically talented undergraduates who have a heart for serving the community.


Thanks to a grant from the Temasek Foundation, SIT will be enabled to award three scholarships to Singaporean undergraduates pursuing any degree programme in their first or second year of studies from the next Academic Year 2022/23. Valued at $14,000 each per annum, the Scholarship will support its recipients throughout their entire course of studies. The Scholarship will be applicable to students who have good academic results, and a good record of community service.


To continue nurturing their passion for the community, recipients will be encouraged to achieve 60 hours of community service throughout the entire tenure of the Scholarship and participate in sustainability or community projects, including a youth programme supported by the Temasek Foundation. They will also be encouraged to be part of Temasek Foundation's youth alumni network, where they can be exposed to different ways of impacting the community.


Said Prof Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT, “SIT is honoured by this support from the Temasek Foundation to nurture student excellence through the Temasek Foundation Sunburst Scholarship. It is our hope that the scholarship recipients will help strengthen social resilience as service leaders, by making a difference in the lives of those who are underserved.”


Mr Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation International, said, “We hope the recipients of the Temasek Foundation Sunburst Scholarship at SIT will continue to pursue academic excellence in tandem with their initiatives to make a positive impact on communities in Singapore and beyond. We know that the future will bring to them many opportunities to serve their respective communities.”