The students in today’s digital era learn how to use technology very early in their life. They have a natural inclination towards exploring and understanding gadgets and other digital tools, and thus are proficient in the subject of technology at a very young age.
The APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship for students recognizes such young technology aspirants and talents in the field of technology and digital space. It provides them with the necessary support and encourages them to follow their love for learning. The scholarship tenure is for one year. Based on the eligibility criteria of students, various scholarship categories are designed.
- Category A
Under this category, all students who have secured a top 10 rank at the Olympiad by SOF/Robotics Olympiad/ STEM Olympiad or are national prize winners at the National Children’s Science Congress annual competition are granted a 19% off on their tuition fee.
- Category B
Under this category, applicants must have a national rank amongst top 20 students at the Olympiad by SOF/Robotics Olympiad/ STEM Olympiad or must be state 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners at the National Children’s Science Congress annual competition. The first ranking teams at ISRO space quiz, National Space Settlement can also avail the scholarship under this category. The shortlisted students are given a 15% off on tuition fee.
- Category C
Applicants having top 30 ranks at the Olympiad by SOF/Robotics Olympiad/ STEM Olympiad come under this category. Students who have secured top 10 ranks at any national and international competitions that are run by IT giants or top 10 rankers at state/national/international level Robot Olympiad also belong to this category.
It is also applicable for students having 2 Ranking in teams at ISRO Space Quiz, National Space Settlement. The shortlisted candidates are given a 9% off on tuition fee.
- Category D
In this category, candidates among top 40 students at the Olympiad by SOF/Robotics Olympiad/ STEM Olympiad or top 20 rankers at any national and international competition run by IT giants get the scholarship. The top 20 rankers at state/national/international level Robot Olympiad or 3 rankings in teams at ISRO Space Quiz, National Space Settlement or applicants having secured the Innovation Award at National level/ international level enjoy this scholarship.
Candidates having state level or national level achievements at the MOE or CBSE Science Exhibition or National Talent Search Examination can also apply for this scholarship. The selected students are given 9% off on their tuition fee.
Criteria for Scholarship Disbursal
To avail this scholarship, applicants must be residents of Singapore and must have represented at National, International or regional forums under fixed categories. They must have academic performance records of the past two years and have to give a scholarship test and interview.
The Process to Avail Scholarship
The scholarship process requires the submission of the application form and all the prerequisite documents, including the student’s paper, thesis, or other published document. A notification will be sent to the successful candidates, and then they may be called for a one-to-one interview.
The scholarship is a means to provide the required encouragement and financial assistance to deserving students. It is a way to foster and nurture their talents and boost their love for learning. The scholarship aims at celebrating the achievements and excellent performance of excellent students and supporting them in their educational journey ahead. Every year, many students avail this scholarship and give a boost to their educational career.