Fact Sheet: The Defence Scholarships and Profiles of Scholarship Recipients

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Fact Sheet: The Defence Scholarships and Profiles of Scholarship Recipients

A.       Recipients of The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship

Introduced in 1971, The SAF Scholarship, formerly known as SAF Overseas Scholarship (SAFOS), is a prestigious scholarship second only to the President's Scholarship. There are 352 recipients of The SAF Scholarship to date.

Past SAF scholars include Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Education Chan Chun Sing, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Melvyn Ong, Permanent Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government) and Chairman of Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) Ng Chee Khern, Deputy President (Administration) and Chief Financial Officer of the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Ronnie Tay, and Chairman of the National Library Board (NLB) Lee Seow Hiang.

There are five recipients of The SAF Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Service

Post-Secondary/ Pre-University Institution

Course

OCT Chan Wei Yang

Army

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Departing for studies in 2022

OCT Mahendra Prasad S/O Sivakumar

Air Force

Nanyang Polytechnic

Departing for studies in 2022

OCT Ong Gim Hua Gerald

Army

River Valley High School

Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

3SG Poon Cheng Jun

Navy

NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science

Departing for studies in 2022

OCT Tony Li Yuan

Army

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Departing for studies in 2022


B.       Recipients of the Public Service Commission Scholarship (Engineering) – Defence and Security

The Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarship (Engineering) was launched in 2017. In partnership with three engineering clusters in the Public Service, namely Defence and Security, Information and Communications Technology & Smart Systems, and Infrastructure & Environment, the scholarship aims to develop and groom individuals for leadership positions in the engineering and technology sectors. The Defence and Security cluster looks at the design, operation and maintenance of our national security infrastructure. There are 30 recipients of PSC Scholarship (Engineering) – Defence and Security to date.

There are seven recipients of the PSC Scholarship (Engineering) – Defence and Security this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Post-Secondary/

Pre-University Institution

Course

Feng Chong Hui

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2022

Lim Choong Kai Joshua

Singapore Polytechnic

Departing for studies in 2022

Niow Jia Sheng, Jason

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2022

Roy Chenyu Luo

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2022

Tan Hui Xuan

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

Tan Xue Jian

Temasek Polytechnic

Departing for studies in 2022

Tang Yu Han, Brandon

Temasek Junior College

Departing for studies in 2022


C.       Recipients of the SAF Merit Scholarship

Introduced in 1983, the SAF Merit Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have excelled academically and who possess dynamic leadership qualities. There are 515 SAF Merit Scholarship recipients to date.

Past SAF Merit Scholarship award holders include former Chief of Air Force, Major-General Hoo Cher Mou and former Chief of Army, Major-General Ravinder Singh.

There are 20 recipients of the SAF Merit Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Service

Post-Secondary/ Pre-University Institution

Course

MID Ashley Tan Ying En

Navy

Raffles Institution

Political Science, National University of Singapore

OCT Cheri Teo

Air Force

Raffles Institution

Physics, University of Edinburgh

LTA Chow Hanwei

Army

Hwa Chong Institution

Earth and Planetary Science, Imperial College London

LTA Clemen Kok Yu Shan

Army

Nanyang Junior College

Electronic and Information Engineering, Imperial College London

2LT Goh Yu Zhe, Joel

Army

National Junior College

Business Management, King's College London

LTA Ho Wei Jen, Daryn

Air Force

Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

LTA Hoan Zhan Rong, Keith

Air Force

Raffles Institution

Economics, University of Warwick

ME4T Janelle Tang

Air Force

Eunoia Junior College

Economics, University of Glasgow

MID Joey Zhang Enning

Navy

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2022

2LT Lee Si Hui Claire

Navy

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Sociology, University College London

ME4A Lee Yi

Joint

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

OCT Lim Jia Xuan Cherie

Army

Raffles Institution

Psychology, National University of Singapore

LTA Ng Jun Kiat

Navy

Dunman High School

Information Technology, Australian National University

ME4A Ng Meng Tao

Joint

Hwa Chong Institution

Biological Sciences, Imperial College London

LTA Nicholas Ng Yong Hao

Air Force

Victoria Junior College

Departing for studies in 2022

2LT Tan Ning Vivienne

Navy

River Valley High School

Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick

OCT Tang Chia Hui

Air Force

Victoria Junior College

Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

ME4A Teo Wei Jun Charlton

Joint

Raffles Institution

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

2LT Tsai Chin Howe

Air Force

Hwa Chong Institution

Economics, University of Warwick

OCT Wong Yujun (Huang Yujun)

Army

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2022


D.       Recipients of the SAF Engineering Scholarship

Introduced in 2016, the SAF Engineering Scholarship is awarded to aspiring engineers who will be joining the SAF as Military Experts. These scholars will form the next generation of leaders in our engineering corps who will catalyse the next phase of development of the SAF. As military engineers, they will assume a range of challenging engineering appointments in MINDEF/SAF. There are also opportunities for them to be rotated to the wider defence technology ecosystem to build up engineering expertise and gain exposure in cutting-edge defence technologies. There are 26 recipients of the SAF Engineering Scholarship to date.

There are five recipients of the SAF Engineering Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Service

Post-Secondary/ Pre-University Institution

Course

ME4A Hannah Gui

Navy

Anderson-Serangoon Junior College

Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland

ME4A S Suren

Air Force

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

ME4A Samuel Lee

Army

Singapore Polytechnic

Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

ME4A Tam Hao Yun

Navy

River Valley High School

Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

ME4A Teo Jun Yan Jonathan

Air Force

Temasek Polytechnic

Aeronautics and Astronautics / Airvehicle Systems Design (MEng), University of Southampton


E.       Recipients of the Defence Merit Scholarship

Introduced in 2002, the Defence Merit Scholarship is awarded by MINDEF to selected individuals with the calibre to chart Singapore's future. Recipients will be groomed to be a leader, a major contributor to defence policies and more. There are 147 Defence Merit Scholarship recipients to date.

There are 14 recipients of the Defence Merit Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Post-Secondary/

Pre-University Institution

Course

Chan Yu Kai, Fabian

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2023

Chen Yunxi, Wynsey

Raffles Institution

Politics and International Relations, University College London

Ian Michael Yam

Raffles Institution

Departing for studies in 2023

Koh Pi Rong

Dunman High School

Departing for studies in 2023

Leong Woon Shing Faith

St Andrews Junior College

History, University of Oxford

Ng Kang Jie

St Joseph's Institution

Departing for studies in 2022

Ong Ying Xin (Wang Yingxin)

Hwa Chong Institution

Politics and International Relations, University College London

Sanjeevan Selvam

Victoria Junior College

Departing for studies in 2023

Sia Xinyu

Raffles Institution

Law, University College London

Soh E-Ern Joshua

St Andrews Junior College

Departing for studies in 2023

Tanya Lim Jia Xuan

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Economics, King's College London

Wong Shao-Yi

Raffles Institution

English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Wong Yi Hao

Hwa Chong Institution

Departing for studies in 2023

Zachary Yong Zhi Jie (Yang Zhijie)

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Departing for studies in 2023


F.       Recipients of the SAF Medicine Scholarship and SAF Local Dentistry Scholarship

The SAF Medicine Scholarship and SAF Local Dentistry Scholarship are awarded to those who aspire to serve as military medical professionals. Recipients will pursue studies locally and embark on a career as a Medical Officer or Dental Officer in the SAF Medical Corps. There are 195 SAF Medicine Scholarship recipients and 10 SAF Local Dentistry Scholarship recipients to date.

There are eight recipients of the SAF Medicine Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Service

Post-Secondary/

Pre-University Institution

Course

2LT Chen Jiawei

Army

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Medicine, National University of Singapore

2LT Chen Meng Yee

Army

Hwa Chong Institution

Medicine, Nanyang Technological University

LTA Chew Zhi Rui John

Army

Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Medicine, National University of Singapore

OCT Chua Hong Yu, Jared

Army

Hwa Chong Institution

Medicine, National University of Singapore

OCT Evangeline Yeoh Si En

Army

Raffles Institution

Medicine, National University of Singapore

OCT Koh Jin Hao

Army

Raffles Institution

Medicine, National University of Singapore

LTA Kumaresh Natarajan S/O Venkatesh

Army

St Joseph's Institution

Medicine, National University of Singapore

OCT Soh Song Hen

Army

Hwa Chong Institution

Medicine, National University of Singapore


There are two recipients for the SAF Local Dentistry Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Service

Post-Secondary/

Pre-University Institution

Course

2LT Sim Tzi Khee Noah

Army

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore

2LT Wang Kang Rui

Army

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore


G. Recipients of the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) Scholarship

Introduced in 2000, the DSTA Scholarship is awarded to budding engineers and scientists with a keen passion for science and technology to provide leading-edge technological solutions for Singapore's defence and security. It offers scholars the opportunity to pursue undergraduate studies of their choice in science and engineering at renowned universities worldwide.

There are 23 recipients of the DSTA Scholarship this year. They are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Post-Secondary/

Pre-University Institution

Course

Andrew Ke Yanzhe

Hwa Chong Institution

Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge

Ang Jia Ning, Shermaine

Hwa Chong Institution

Electronic and Information Engineering, Imperial College London

Cheng Wei Xuan

Nanyang Junior College

Design and Artificial Intelligence, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Chia Jeremy

Singapore Polytechnic

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

Dylan Wee Yang-Yi

Hwa Chong Institution

Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Foo Jin Rui

Anderson-Serangoon Junior College

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Nanyang Technological University

Ho Xu Yang, Damian

Hwa Chong Institution

Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Jaslyn Tan Hui Shan

Hwa Chong Institution

Computing and Business, Nanyang Technological University

Jonathon Low Eng Kiat

Hwa Chong Institution

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

Kang Yue Ran

Hwa Chong Institution

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

Lee Jian Rong

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

Lien Cai Ting

Hwa Chong Institution

Information Security, National University of Singapore

Lim Jia Yi Venus

Singapore Polytechnic

Computer Science, National University of Singapore

Nadine Wang Rei Ying

Hwa Chong Institution

Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

Ria Mundhra

Victoria Junior College

Computer Science, University of Cambridge

Sim Qian Hui

Victoria Junior College

Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore

Soo Jia Xi

Hwa Chong Institution

Computer Science and Business, National University of Singapore

Tee Wen Hui

River Valley High School

Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University

Teo Hong Ray

Victoria Junior College

Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Thio Leng Kiat

Hwa Chong Institution

Information Security, National University of Singapore

Wong Jun Hui, Ryan

Hwa Chong Institution

Mathematics, University of Cambridge

Wong Ming Hin

NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science

Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Wong Yu Fei

Raffles Institution

Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University

 

Abbreviations

3SG

Third Sergeant

MID

Midshipman

OCT

Officer Cadet

ME4(T)

Military Expert 4 (Trainee)

ME4(A)

Military Expert 4 (Apprentice)

2LT

Second Lieutenant

LTA

Lieutenant

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