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NUS Community Impact Scholarship (Mid-Term)

Application Period for AY23/24: 10 July, 9:00am to 23 July, 6:00pm

The NUS Community Impact Scholarship is awarded to NUS undergraduates who exhibit leadership qualities in the conceptualising, planning and execution of projects in the areas of the Environmental Sustainability and Community Service.

(A) Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate leadership in community service, and/or environmental sustainability.  

Specifically, applicants must:

1. Possess excellent co-curricular activities record in the preceding academic year, and

a. Embody the qualities of leadership and a deep-rooted interest in community involvement and enhancement in the two key areas: Community Service, and/or Environmental Sustainability. 

b. Have relevant experience/ strong track record in building a stronger society/community and/or have received recognition for their efforts.

c. Demonstrate ongoing efforts in contributing to the NUS community and beyond, as well as having a mid to long term plans for the group/s.

2. Display exemplary conduct.

3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 or equivalent.

Applicants are not eligible if:

• They are currently recipients of any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award or allowance; or
• They are filing for graduation in AY22/23

(B) Scholarship Benefits

1. Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)

2. S$6,000 annual living allowance 

3. S$4,375 annual accommodation allowance (for scholars staying on campus, the allowance will be reviewed and revised periodically in tandem with any revision to the on-campus room rates).

4. Funding for related courses and conferences to be supported through OSA budget. This will be subject to application and approval by OSA.

5. Scholarship is bond-free throughout the remaining term of candidature, subjected to semester-based renewal process.

(C) Terms & Conditions

1. Recipients of the scholarship must be on MOE Tuition Grant.

2. Recipients of the scholarship are required to demonstrate the following:

a. ongoing efforts in contributing to the NUS community and beyond while in the scholarship programme.

b. active involvement of the community for their project in at least one key area: Community Service, and/or Environmental Sustainability. 

3. Recipients of the scholarship may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award, or allowance without prior approval from the University.

4. If the student decides to withdraw from the University and/or terminate the scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose the repayment of all scholarship monies disbursed to the scholar.

5. The scholarship will be monitored and renewed every semester/year (within the scholarship term) provided the student continues to meet the criteria of the scholarship and maintains a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.2 or equivalent and good conduct.

(D) Application & Shortlisting Process

Application Period

10 July (9:00am) to 23 July 2023 (6:00pm)

Referee Report Submission

10 July (9:00am) to 23 July 2023 (6:00pm)

Internal Evaluation and Shortlist

31 July to 4 August
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 4 August.

In-Person Interviews and Recommendation

Note: Orientation Week for AY23/24

10 August to 11 August 2022 (Between 9:00am to 5:00pm)

Scholarship Offers

14 August onwards

1. Applicants will be assessed on their suitability for the scholarship, based on the strength of their applications and/or their performance in the scholarship selection interview(s), if shortlisted. 

2. Applicants shortlisted for the selection interview(s) will be informed via e-mail and will be required to provide a submission furnishing their co-curricular activity and other achievements, and a personal statement, before the interview(s).

3. NUS reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.

Preparing for your Application

The application form consists of four sections and may take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. 

Section 1: Background Information

a. Personal & Contact Info
b. Academic Information

Section 2: Community Impact

You will need to list the current project(s) that you have initiated. Please provide the following (Maximum 500 words):

a. Project’s impact on community, and/or 

b. Project’s impact on environmental sustainability

c. Future plan for the project 
   i. What do you want to achieve?
   ii. Outline the steps you plan to get there.

Section 3: Personal Statement

What makes you a great candidate for scholarship ( 200 words).  
Section 4: Referee Report (Optional)

You may nominate up to two persons to submit a referee report to support your application. Referees can be your Lecturer/Tutor, staff advisor*, or equivalent. 

*OSA Staff Advisors cannot be nominated to submit a referee report.  

You can only submit your application once. 

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