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    School-based Scholarship Offered By The Singapore Goverment

    Hello everyone.

    I'm keen to sign up my daughter for the school-based scholarship offered by the Singapore government. However, she is in a Kebangsaan school. I was told that only Chinese school students were eligible to apply. Is that true? Is there an email address to which I can write?

    I will appreciate any information on the matter greatly.

    Cheers!

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    Do you have any details or specifics for this so called school-based scholarship offered by the Singapore government?

    I've few relations in their ASEAN scholarship program.

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    I'm afraid I don't have much details but I understand that the ASEAN scholarship is a different program. If my daughter isn't successful in applying for the school-based scholarship, then I'd like her to have a shot at the ASEAN one.

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    Go for the ASEAN one first. That's more prestigious, and covers more $. Not sure about school-based ones...these must be offered by private/coveted schools, and results must be top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpleong
    Go for the ASEAN one first. That's more prestigious, and covers more $. Not sure about school-based ones...these must be offered by private/coveted schools, and results must be top notch.
    You're right. The ASEAN one is more prestigious but the thing is it's coming later. The school-based scholarship is being offered now.

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    The school based scholarship is offered by a few prestigious schools, such as, Raffles Institution (RI), Hwa Chong Institution. For your girl, you may want to try CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls Secondary, Cedar Girls’ Secondary or Anderson Secondary (a co-ed school).

    Since it is a school based scholarship, you have to call the school for detail information. I heard the scholarship is mainly for the mainland Chinese but I may be wrong. Personally, I think ASEAN scholarship is a better deal.

    For your reference

    http://www.ri.edu.sg/main/schoolinfo...e/scholarships

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    HtChong, thanks for your invaluable input.

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    BTW How old is she?

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    She is 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leesiew
    She is 12.
    My opinion is too young. Suggest apply when she is in early Form2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpleong
    Go for the ASEAN one first. That's more prestigious, and covers more $. Not sure about school-based ones...these must be offered by private/coveted schools, and results must be top notch.
    Speaking of the Asean scholarship, do you know what kind of tests are conducted? In terms of preparation, how does the checklist look like?

    Appreciate all information. Thanking you in advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkNite
    My opinion is too young. Suggest apply when she is in early Form2.
    Thank you for your thoughts.

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    I think they would advertise in the papers and they would go around conducting tests and interviews to determine the candidates suitability. They normally hold the tests in hotels but not in the 5 star hotels because i think they are quite thrifty and unlike ours who would take everyone oportunity to splurge on gomens account.

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    Thank you, CML.

    Anyone has children on the Asean Scholarship? Please do share your children's experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leesiew
    Speaking of the Asean scholarship, do you know what kind of tests are conducted? In terms of preparation, how does the checklist look like?
    I.Q., Maths and English - written and spoken. Every yr they change the format and priority. During interview they test(explore) candidate's character and mind set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leesiew
    Thank you, CML.
    Anyone has children on the Asean Scholarship? Please do share your children's experience.
    This scholarship only leads to 'O' level if you joined before taking Form 5/SPM.
    If the candidate perform excellent in 'O' levels then the Sinkapo gomen will consider for pass-thru to 'A' level. And if further achieve excellence academic 'A' level results and co-curriculum then have to apply for Sinkapo's STAR scholarship.
    FYI, Brilliant Malaysian Chinese girls are highly sought after.
    Last edited by DarkNite; 18-02-2011 at 02:34 PM.

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