2019 SgIS Award Ceremony
A record number of one hundred and thirty eight students received the Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) at the 2019 SgIS Award Ceremony held on 26 July. The ceremony was graced by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education.
SgIS is a multi-industry undergraduate scholarship which aims to groom future Singaporean industry leaders in strategic sectors that are critical for Singapore’s development. The total number of sponsoring organisations participating in SgIS has risen from 28 when it first started in 2012 to 69 this year. These leading organisations come from 16 key sectors, including biomedical and pharmaceuticals, electronics, engineering, lifestyle and food, and social services.
Since inception, SgIS has awarded a total of 840 scholarships. 2019 also marks the first year that students from the Singapore University of Social Sciences will be receiving the SgIS.
By end 2019, more than 400 SgIS scholars would have graduated. With the increased number of partners, more development opportunities are available for aspiring Singaporean students who seek to contribute to their chosen sponsoring organisation and industry, putting the SgIS in a good position to groom a sustainable pipeline of industry leaders who can lead Singapore in various strategic sectors for the long term.