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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/or Community Service.


(A) Eligibility Criteria

  • Possess excellent co-curricular activities record in the preceding academic year. 

  • 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.   

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

  • 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.  

  • Display exemplary conduct.  

  • Maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or equivalent. 

  • Singapore citizen. 

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

  • Will not be filing for graduation in the upcoming semester. 

(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 2023
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 4 August.

In-Person Interviews and Recommendation

Note: Orientation Week for AY23/24

10 August to 11 August 2023 (Between 9:00am to 5:00pm)

Scholarship Offers

14 August 2023 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

This application form consists of 6 sections and may take 20-30 mins to complete. You can only submit your application once.  Please prepare the necessary documents / writeup prior to filling up the form. 

Section 1: Background Information

  •  Personal & Contact Info
  • Academic Information

Section 2: Current project details

You will need to list the current project(s) that you are handling and share the following details: 

  • Explain clearly the process involved in managing ongoing/future projects, highlighting the planning, execution and measurement of outcomes. 

  • Detail the timeline for ongoing/future projects.   

(Max 500 words) 

Section 3: Community and/or Environmental Sustainability Contributions and Experience  

You will need to list your past experiences in contributing to community service and/or environmental sustainability projects.  

  • Please prepare to upload the latest documentary proof from community partners/organisations in PDF format.  

  • This includes newspaper articles / screenshots of webpage featured etc. from your latest contribution.

  • Please combine all documents into one PDF. 

Section 4: Leadership Experiences

You will need to list any past and/or present leadership positions which you have held or are currently holding, including:   

  • Name of Student Organisation(s) 

  • Leadership position(s) 

  • AY of leadership  

Section 5: Personal Statement

You will need to write a personal statement on why you think you are a great candidate for the scholarship.(Max 200 words)  

Section 6: Referee Report (Optional) 

You may nominate up to 2 people to submit a referee report to support your application. Referees can be your lecturer, tutor, staff advisor, community partner representatives or equivalent.  

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