Published on 26 Mar 2024

NTU welcomes inaugural batch of Talent Scholars

Image: (L-R) Award recipients Daryl Cheong, Joy Chua, Charis Liang, Oh Ling En, Denzel Goh, Mitra Ren Sachithananthan, Jania Ang, Eunice Ho

National athletes, entrepreneurs, and budding artistes were among the 11 recipients of the inaugural NTU Talent Scholarship, the first scholarship at NTU Singapore that focuses on developing students’ strengths in non-academic fields, and where stellar grades are not a requirement.

The new scholarship represents NTU Singapore’s move away from an emphasis on grades to take on a broader, more inclusive definition of meritocracy.

It is awarded to undergraduates who are outstanding in their own fields and have made a significant societal impact representing NTU Singapore or the country. This includes but is not limited to artistic individuals such as musicians, filmmakers, and writers; sporting professionals; and leaders and community builders.

Complementing the NTU Talent Scholarship is the launch of the new NTU Talent Development Programme, which aims to empower talents to hone their non-academic skills and to make a difference in society.

These initiatives strengthen NTU’s commitment to deliver a more holistic education and builds on the University’s efforts to expand its range of unique learning opportunities as well as to progressively extend aptitude-based admissions to at least half of its intake each year.

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