Student Relief Fund @ SIT (COVID-19)

Student Relief Fund @ SIT (COVID-19)

By making possible this Fund, more than 70 donors are giving their support to those of our students who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. Will you join them?

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, a new student relief fund has been established at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), thanks to prompt action from some 72 generous donors so far. As at 13 May 2020, more than $819,000 in gifts and pledges had been made towards the Student Relief Fund at SIT (COVID-19)

This Fund will provide grants (of up to $2,000 each) to undergraduates at SIT who are facing financial emergencies as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many of whom are the first in their families to attend university. We hope to help as many of them as possible – starting with the first 250 – in the current Academic Year (AY) 2019/20 and possibly the next AY (which will begin in September 2020) as well, if the Fund has not been fully disbursed by then.

Fundraising efforts are still ongoing and we very much hope for your generous giving, so that even more students at SIT will be supported!

To give to the Student Relief Fund at SIT (COVID-19), please fill in this online giving form. Instructions for your gift contribution are available on the form. 

Should you have any queries, please do feel free to contact us:

Alan Poh, Assistant Director
Tel: 6592 2007
Email: Alan.Poh@SingaporeTech.edu.sg

Valerie Wee, Director
Tel: 6592 8529
Email: Valerie.Wee@SingaporeTech.edu.sg   

Your support will help our students in all the following ways!

The Student Relief Fund @ SIT (COVID-19)

Grants of up to $2,000 may be awarded to selected recipients

(Amount awarded will be calibrated according to severity of need)

Grant may go towards:

  • Daily expenses
  • Cost of laptops
  • Unforeseen travel and living expenses due to Stay at Home Notice/Leave of Absence for self or family members
  • Partial allowance for compulsory Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)*

Grants are eligible for:

  • All undergraduates enrolled in any full-time degree programme at SIT
  • Students who face unexpected financial hardship due to the outbreak of COVID-19 which may include:
    • Family’s breadwinner(s) facing a loss of income
    • Students themselves no longer getting part-time employment
    • Inability to pay for a laptop just when learning must go online
    • Students whose Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) opportunities and allowances have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For students who wish to apply for the Student Relief Fund @ SIT (COVID-19), please click here.