Student Initiative Award

The Mr and Mrs Kwok Chin Yan Award for Student Initiative is an annual 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.

​Winner​s will receive the following:

  1. Certificate
  2. 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, the nominated student initiative must belong to student organisations that come under the purview of the Student Affairs Office. 

Student organisations that have faced disciplinary actions in the last two years will not be eligible to receive the Award.

Student initiatives nominated for the Award must have taken place in the preceding Academic Year. ​

Nomination requires the endorsement by the respective President of the student organisation AND a Nominator, who can be a staff, faculty member or student leader of a different student organisation. Late submissions will not be entertained and all received Forms will be treated as final and cannot be amended.

Self-nominations are not allowed.

For nomination forms and to read about some frequently asked questions, please visit our intranet page here.


Nomination PeriodNOW - 16 August 2021, 8am
Award CeremonyOctober 2021


For a detailed timeline, please visit our intranet page here.

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

Student organisations may also consider to apply for the CoLab4Good Award for Service to Society, that seeks to recognise and motivate students who have made meaningful contributions in community service, or in environmental protection. Click HERE to read more.


Further questions about eligibility and nomination process should be directed to Student Organisations Team.

Past Winners

2021 Winners for The Mr and Mrs Kwok Chin Yan Award for Student Initiative


Earthlink NTU – NTU BioBlitz 2021

Since the outset of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Singaporeans and residents have increasingly turned to the natural spaces for recreation, exercise, and to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Earthlink NTU aimed to raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the amazing biodiversity that can be found on the Nanyang Technological University campus, through the NTU BioBlitz 2021 by adopting a two-pronged approach: (1) Campus surveys, and (2) EcoClick 2021 Nature Photography Competition.

SPMS Club WELLfare

SPMS Club WELLfare

Mental wellness is a topic that is becoming increasingly important but is rarely touched on due to its sensitive nature. Especially during COVID-19, where the toll of restrictions and lockdowns have taken a toll on the body physically and mentally. Through the SPMS Club WELLfare, the SPMS club aimed to show that mental wellbeing is an issue that should be talked about, and the negative connotation behind mental illness is poorly conceived. They have impacted their community positively through education by advocating for empathy and understanding. Moreover, by placing more emphasis on raising the awareness of mental health issues, the club will be able to encourage more students to talk about their insecurities or seek help if they ever needed to. This can help break any stereotypes on people affected by mental health issues and help recognize how everybody has their own struggles that they are facing.