Awards & Grants




The Mr and Mrs Kwok Chin Yan Award for Student Initiative is an award that recognises student initiatives which have made significant contributions towards enhancement of student life, the improvement of the campus environment or the betterment of the larger community in the preceding year.

​Award recipients will receive the following:

  • Certificate
  • Cash award of $2,000
    • 50% of the cash award may be used at the student organisation's discretion
    • The balance of 50% of the cash may be used at the discretion of the team members whose names are listed on the nomination form.



To be eligible for this Award, nominees must be student organisations that come under the purview of the Student Affairs Office.

Student initiatives nominated for the Award must have taken place between 14 August 2017 to 12 August 2018.

Student organisations that have faced disciplinary actions in the last two years will not be eligible for the award.


Nomination Process

Nominees must complete the official nomination form and all nominations require endorsement by a nominator, which could be a NTU staff, faculty or student leader. Self-nomination is not allowed.



Nomination period19 June – 20 August 2018
Award ceremony25 September 2018


Nominations must be received by Monday, 20 August 2018, 8.00am. Nomination is considered complete only after it has been duly endorsed by the President of the student organisation and the nominator. Late submissions will not be entertained and all received nomination forms will be treated as final and cannot be amended.


Award Evaluation

Nominations will be evaluated by a panel consisting of at least two staff/faculty members and one immediate past student leader.


Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please click FAQ​.​



The GIC Sparks Study Grant is a special programme for undergraduates who believe they can make a positive impact in someone's life. It is a Study Grant established to support full-time undergraduates who will participate in a leadership and community programme to mentor disadvantaged children and youths.

The recipients will each undergo a customised leadership and community programme conducted by a non-governmental organisation. Through applying the management skills and mentoring know-how, they will then gain first-hand experiences as a mentor and friend to underprivileged children or youths.


Benefits of Study Grant
  • S$5,000 study grant per annum
  • Insights into Singapore's social landscape
  • Training by social service professionals in mentoring and basic counselling
  • Full-time undergraduates of NTU in any year of study and course
  • Open to Singapore Citizen only
  • With gross monthly household per capita (average) income not exceeding $2,000
  • A strong interest in community involvement
  • Each recipient shall be eligible for the Grant for up to two times throughout his/her duration of study.​

C​onditions of Study Grant​

  • Each Study Grant is tenable for one academic year. Selected students should be available for a 6-month stretch.
  • Each recipient is required to undergo a customised leadership and community training programme organised by the Donor.
  • As part of the programme requirement, the recipient shall serve as a mentor to underprivileged Singaporean children/youths for not less than 25 mentoring hours per year. 
  • If you are currently holding any scholarship/study grant, please check the terms and condition of your awarded scholarship/study grant before you apply for the GIC Study Grant. The GIC Study Grant does not have any restriction to students holding concurrent scholarship/study grant. 

Application & Submission

Application for AY 2017/18 is closed. 

Application for AY 2018/19 will be open in August 2018.  

For any enquiries, pls contact Ms Evelyn Tan at .

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