450 ITE engineering students to benefit from scholarship under $1.35 million
SINGAPORE – A total of 450 students pursuing engineering courses at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will be eligible for a new scholarship to help fund their education and living expenses.
They will receive a total of $3,000 each as part of the SP Group Engineering Study Awards, established by the utility group through a $1.35 million donation.
Three separate cohorts of 150 students from low-income families will benefit from the awards over the next three years starting in July.
ITE’s Managing Director, Low Khah Gek, said at the launch of the awards on Tuesday, April 12, “With this scholarship, our needy students can take fewer part-time jobs and focus more on their study and excel.”
Mr. Muhammad Rayyan Faiszal, 19, who works in a weekend wet market, is among the first group of students to receive the awards.
First-year Nitec Electrical Technology student at ITE College West said: “I am happy to receive the award as it relieves the pressure of having to think about putting in more hours at work and earning more for my family.”
His mother works in sales and his father is a Grab driver.
Awards are given to students based on good academic performance and conduct.
Ms. Celeste Koh Xing En, 17, a first-year student at Nitec in the Mechatronics and Robotics course, who lives in a two-room rental apartment with her mother and older brother, said the award would help her financially and was also a good barometer. of his progress in school.
She added: “When my mother found out that I had received this award, she was very happy because it showed that my efforts were producing results.”
In addition to scholarships, SP will also offer work-study internships in the power grid, sustainable energy and new technologies for ITE students, as well as mentorships with its engineers, some of whom are alumni of the ITE.