Tenth batch of students receive Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship

PSA International hosted the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Scholarship awards ceremony this afternoon (Wednesday), where 38 deserving students received their Scholarships.

PSA Group Chairman Fock Siew Wah was the Guest of Honour at the ceremony, and presented the students with their award certificates. This is the 10th batch of students receiving the HYC PSA Scholarships. Over the last 10 years, 196 students have now benefited from the HYC PSA Scholarships.

The scholarships are funded by the Howe Yoon Chong PSA Endowment Fund which was set up in 2008 under the auspices of local charity organisation Trailblazer Foundation to provide scholarships for Singaporean students from low income families who have triumphed over trying and difficult circumstances and contributed actively in their communities. The Fund, with contributions from PSA, Temasek Holdings and NSL, is named in honour of the late Howe Yoon Chong, who was Chairman of the then Port of Singapore Authority from 1970 to 1979.

This year’s 38 HYC PSA Scholars were selected from a pool of almost 800 applications. They will pursue academic studies at the Institute of Technical Education, the Polytechnics and local Universities. The bond-free scholarships will pay for tuition and other compulsory fees in full, as well as book and living allowances.

PSA Group Chairman Fock Siew Wah said: “I am filled with a deep sense of pride that the late Mr Howe Yoon Chong’s legacy continues in this meaningful way, by making a difference in the lives of 196 scholars over the last 10 years. I am glad to see that many of our scholars successfully emulate Mr Howe’s example, continuing to pay it forward by reaching out and giving others a helping hand, while successfully juggling school work, family commitments and community work. We also congratulate the 2018 batch of HYC PSA scholars on their achievements. It is my hope that they will take this gift of further education, and be spurred on to create a better future for Singapore and Singaporeans.”