Call for applications for SDP bursary awards 2015

July 22, 2015
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Singapore Democrats

The SDP is calling for applications for the 2015 Mohd Isa Bursary Awards. The award is set up to assist students from lower-income and needy families. It is part of the party’s effort to level up society through education.$CUT$

A total of seven awards, each worth $300, were given out last year.
 
In a system stacked in favour of the elite, pupils lower on the socioeconomic scale are often unfairly disadvantaged. This Award is a modest start in our effort to assist students from poorer backgrounds to compete more fairly with their peers.

Primary and secondary school students will be chosen to receive the Award this year. The Awards are $500 for secondary school students and $300 for primary school students. Below are details for the application process:

Eligibility criteria

  • Singapore citizen or either parent is a Singapore citizen
  • Full-time student in a government school/education institution (primary to secondary)
  • Per capita household income (gross) of $450/month or less (this is computed as follows: Total net income of everyone in the household divided by the number of people in the household)

Supporting documents

  • Photocopy of Student Pass of the applicant
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificates/NRICs of applicant and all household members (both paternal and maternal)
  • Year 2013 mid-year and final-year exam results
  • Latest Income Tax Assessment form or pay slips or CPF Contribution History for all working adults (including self-employed) in the household. Working adults who do not have a fixed salary must produce the pay slips of the last 3 months of CPF contribution history
  • Latest CPF Contribution History of all non-working adults in the household

Application procedure

  • Applications must be submitted by 12 August 2015.
  • Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Applicant must submit the application form together with the supporting documents listed to:

                                           Singapore Democratic Party
                                           12A Jalan Gelenggang
                                           Singapore 578192 

If your child qualifies, or if you know of anyone whose child qualifies, for the Award please download (or send them) the application form here. Alternatively, please help us publicise the information. 

We hope to expand this programme in the years to come. One way of doing this is to set aside a portion of our MPs’ allowance to finance it. The SDP’s constitution was amended in 2009 to require our MPs to contribute up to 50 percent of their allowance to the party to be used for social programmes like this.