The Dymon Asia Scholarship for Social Impact seeks to nurture promising university students into effective leaders of positive change. Instead of straight-A academic qualifications, the overriding criterion of the scholarship is the ability, desire, and track record of the candidates to effect positive change in the community.
Every year, Dymon Asia will award two to three university students with scholarship to first and second year undergraduate university students. Scholarship recipients will be awarded S$6,000 for the first year, and S$10,000 for the subsequent years of their undergraduate education.
Dymon Asia is collaborating with the Nee Soon GRC to deliver on social impact. Recipients of the scholarship are expected to make significant impact to landmark community development projects within Nee Soon GRC, and are expected to contribute around 30 hours per month during their scholarship tenure.
The sponsor for these development projects will be Minister of Foreign Affairs and Law, and MP for Chong Pang Constituency, Mr. K. Shanmugam. Dymon Asia is collaborating with Chong Pang Citizens’ Consultative Committee for the scholarship administration.
The scholarship targets Singapore citizens residing within Nee Soon GRC, whom are undergraduate students matriculating in National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design. Exceptional Singapore citizens beyond Nee Soon GRC will also be considered.
Applicants pursuing academic disciplines geared towards social impact will be given preferred considerations. Examples of such disciplines include public policy, social science (e.g. social work, political science), communication studies, information technology, economics and business.
Applicants can submit a single application to be considered for both the Dymon Asia Scholarship for Social Impact, as well as for the Chong Pang Scholarship for Social Impact. The deadline for the application is 19 August 2012. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will commence immediately after that.
Source: Dymon Asia Capital