The inaugural recipients of the Scholarship are Mr Nyamdavaa Amar and Mr Bui Hong Duc, both first-year students in Computer Science. Nyamdavaa, who is from Mongolia, was a gold medallist at the IOI 2020 and International Mathematical Olympiad 2021, while Hong Duc, from Vietnam, was a gold medallist at both the IOI 2020 and 2019, as well as the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad 2020.
“We are grateful to Sea for their strong support and trust. This scholarship will enable NUS Computing to attract some of the best students with demonstrated aptitude and a passion for computing. This is a huge encouragement to the School in its pursuit of global excellence,” said Prof Kankanhalli.
“Sea's success would not have been possible without the strong pipeline of tech talent that has been nurtured by local institutes of higher learning such as NUS. We hope that through this scholarship, we can attract more top computing talent to enrol in NUS and eventually contribute their ideas, energy and skills to growing the Singapore tech ecosystem," said Mr Ye.
Nurturing top computing talents
The Sea Olympiad Scholarship is presented to Olympiad medallists, regardless of nationality, who have been successfully admitted to NUS Computing. The inaugural recipients of the Scholarship are former IOI Gold medallists. However, the intention is to eventually expand the pool of Scholarship candidates to deserving IOI Silver and Bronze medallists, as well as potentially to other International Olympiad medallists. The full-board scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowances, accommodation, and overseas study programmes, among other expenses. Awardees of the scholarships will also be given the opportunity to intern with Sea during their studies.