Sands Hospitality Scholarship Comes to SIT
14 Hospitality Business students to be supported through Scholarship
Talented students pursuing a full-time degree in the Singapore Institute of Technology’s Hospitality Business degree programme can look forward to the Sands Hospitality Scholarship. Valued at $30,000 each, the prestigious scholarship will be awarded over two years of study (for those who continue to meet the selection criteria) to 14 recipients with outstanding academic results and have made significant contributions to SIT or the larger community.
The Sands Hospitality Scholarship at SIT is part of the US$1-million Sands Hospitality Scholarship programme unveiled by Las Vegas Sands and Marina Bay Sands at a signing ceremony held on 29 August 2022 that was witnessed by Minister of State for Trade & Industry Alvin Tan.
The Scholarship programme is a bond-free initiative that will benefit more than 100 Singaporean students pursuing hospitality or tourism-related courses of study at six Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). Apart from SIT, the other IHLs are: Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and Temasek Polytechnic.
Said Professor Chua Kee Chaing, President of Singapore Institute of Technology, “We thank Marina Bay Sands for making the Sands Hospitality Scholarship possible at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). This prestigious Scholarship, tenable for the recipients’ full course of studies, will enable SIT to nurture outstanding Hospitality Business talents. SIT’s Bachelor of Hospitality Business with Honours degree is the first and only Hospitality programme offered by an Autonomous University in Singapore. I am confident that the Sands Hospitality Scholarship will create a multiplier effect in our efforts to nurture passionate, competitive and forward-thinking professionals for the hospitality sector of the future.”
Mr Ron Reese, Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, Las Vegas Sands, said, “The hospitality industry’s greatest asset lies in its people, and developing hospitality talent is especially important as the sector undergoes rapid transformation. Singapore’s resilient tourism industry is expected to grow robustly with international travel resuming. By investing in education to help youth establish careers in hospitality, we are supporting the future of our industry and Singapore’s continued leadership as a top global travel destination.”
Said Mr Paul Town, Marina Bay Sands’ Chief Operating Officer, “As one of Singapore’s largest hospitality players, Marina Bay Sands has had the privilege of creating thousands of jobs and developing careers for our Team Members in diverse roles. We are always on the lookout for the brightest talents to join us in our next stage of growth, and the scholarship is intended to encourage more to chart their paths in this burgeoning industry.”