Empowering Leaders for a Digital World

The newly established Soon Family Digital Leadership Scholarship at SIT will nurture budding ICT professionals from ASEAN

From a very young age, Computing Science undergraduate Mr Ang Quan Xing has always been interested in computing. For him, computing is the study of problem solving that drives innovation in the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment and education.


Mr Ang, a first-year undergraduate at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), is the first recipient of the Soon Family Digital Leadership Scholarship. He said, “It is exciting for me as it is possible for me to make a positive difference in the world through computing.”


The Scholarship was established at SIT in January 2021 to nurture young talents in Infocomm Technology. Made possible by Mr Soon Sze Meng, a Member of SIT’s Board of Trustees, the Soon Family Digital Leadership Scholarship is open to ASEAN citizens who are pursuing a full-time undergraduate degree under SIT’s Information and Communications Technology cluster at SIT, and who have the demonstrated intent to contribute significantly as leaders in digital-focused industries in Southeast Asia. Each Scholarship is valued at $10,000.


Mr Ang, who hails from Malaysia and hopes to one day work at Google, added, “I was thrilled to learn that I was selected for this Scholarship. This has allowed me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Mr Soon’s generous support has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goals just as he has helped me.”


Said Mr Soon, "With the rapid adoption of technology, digitisation is transforming ASEAN economies and societies. I hope this Scholarship will help nurture the next generation of leaders who aspire to make a difference in the region’s digital-focused industries. With their education at SIT– I am confident that the recipients of this scholarship will drive positive impacts in their chosen fields."